Tuesday January 30, Our World in Pictures
CHILE — Animals Rest: Guanacos sit during a signing ceremony in Patagonia Park on Monday. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees creating vast new national parks using lands donated by U.S. conservation organization Tompkins Conservation in what is believed to be the largest private donation of land ever from a private entity to a country.
ENGLAND — Leaked Document Fuels Brexit Arguments: Pro-EU membership supporters hold European Union flags as they protest against Brexit across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. A leaked — and gloomy — economic document has inflamed arguments about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Brexit-supporting politicians said those who released the document were trying to derail Britain’s EU exit, while pro-EU lawmakers accused the government of burying bad news.
SPAIN — Dressing Up for the Carnival: In this Monday photo, two boys take part in the carnival between the Pyrenees villages of Ituren and Zubieta. During one of the most ancient carnivals in Europe, predating the Roman Empire, companies of Joaldunak (cowbells) made up of residents of the two towns parade the streets costumed in sandals, lace petticoats, sheepskins around the waist and shoulders, colored neckerchiefs, conical caps with ribbons and a hyssop of horsehair in their right hands and cowbells hung across their lower back.
INDIA — Boy Takes a Walk with His Animals: A boy walks with his cattle as smoke emits from chimneys of a brick kiln on the outskirts of Gauhati on Tuesday.
LEBANON – Protest Against Foreign Minister: Supporters of Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri ride a scooter past a road block, during a protest against Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is urging calm after a video emerged showing Bassil calling Berri, the powerful parliament speaker, a “thug” in a closed meeting.
UKRAINE – Anniversary of Fight Against Bolsheviks: Hundreds of people march with torches to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainians’ fight against Moscow’s Bolsheviks in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday. On Jan. 29, 1918, a historical battle between Bolshevik forces of thousands and a small Ukrainian unit of several hundred, mainly students, took place near Kruty railway station in 130km from Kiev.
FRANCE – French Floods: The banks of river Seine are flooded in Paris, France, Monday. Floodwaters have reached a peak in Paris and are now threatening towns downstream along the rain-engorged Seine River.
AFGHANISTAN – Security at Guard: A member of Afghan security personnel stands guard at the site of an attack at the Marshal Fahim academy in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday. Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding the military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, officials said.
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