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Wednesday December 27, Our World in Pictures

December 27, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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INDIA —Young Spectator Admires Idol: A toddler looks at an idol of young Jesus placed in a crib at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Christmas Day in New Delhi. Though the Hindus and Muslims comprise the majority of the country’s population, Christmas is a national holiday celebrated with much fanfare.

JAPAN — Leader Celebrates Birthday: Emperor Akihito (left) waves with his imperial families from the bullet-proofed balcony as national flags are waved by well-wishers at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday. Akihito marked his 84th birthday on Saturday with a pledge to fulfill his duties until the day of his abdication in 2019, and to prepare for “passing the torch to the next era.” Standing with Akihito are his wife, Empress Michiko, center, and Prince Akishino.

ISRAEL — Drought Hurting Environment: In this Sunday, April 2, 2017 photo, a Palestinian shepherd herds his flock near the settlement of Tomer in the Jordan Valley. Israel is heading into its fifth consecutive year of drought, putting three celebrated biblical bodies of water at risk.

CHICAGO – Below Zero Temperatures: Lake Michigan is steaming in the morning as temperatures dipped below zero at North Avenue Beach, Tuesday, in Chicago. Meteorologists warn of sub-zero frigid arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills. 

UTAH – Christmas Deportation: In this Monday photo, Maria Santiago Garcia, right, receives a hug before going through security gate at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Garcia, a Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at Salt Lake City’s airport before flying back to her native country with her four young children after months of failed efforts to win her a reprieve to stay in the U.S. About 20 friends and supporters came to the airport to send the family off. 

NEW YORK – FIFA Official Acquitted: Manuel Burga, center, leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday. The former South American soccer official charged in a U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal was acquitted of a corruption charge Tuesday, after two others were convicted last week. 

KASHMIR – Funeral Procession: A Kashmiri woman watches the funeral procession of Noor Mohammed, a top rebel commander at Aripal, 49 kilometres (30.6 miles) south of Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday. Indian troops killed a rebel commander in a gunfight early Tuesday in southern Samboora village in Indian-held Kashmir. A statement by police blamed Mohammed for masterminding and coordinating a string of attacks, including an audacious strike recently by three militants near the highly secured airport in the region’s main city of Srinagar. 

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