Wednesday January 31, Our World in Pictures
GREECE — Rare Moon Rises: A super blue blood moon rises behind the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple on the Acropolis of Athens on Wednesday. On Wednesday, much of the world got to see not only a blue moon which is a supermoon, but also a lunar eclipse, all rolled into one celestial phenomenon.
KENYA — Protesting the New President: Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, one wearing a mask, attend a mock swearing-in ceremony at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi on Tuesday. Odinga was sworn in as “the people’s president” during a mock inauguration, in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new term following the divisive 2017 election, and despite the government’s warning that the event would be considered treason.
SPAIN — Parliament Postpones Meeting: A man wearing a mask of Catalonia’s former President Carles Puigdemont during a protest outside of the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on Tuesday. Plans by Catalan separatist lawmakers to re-elect the fugitive ex-president received a setback when the house speaker postponed the session, saying the planned meeting would not take place until there were guarantees Spanish authorities “won’t interfere.”
VENEZUELA — Food Shortage Sparks Violence: In this Jan. 23 photo, a boy moves quickly to collect grains of corn on the street that fell from a truck that was looted outside the port in Puerto Cabello. At the country’s biggest port, people swarmed a corn-carrying truck and began filling up sacks with the grain while the driver was held at gunpoint.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – State of the Union: President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.
GREECE – Skating with Alexander the Great: A skateboarder practices next to the modern bronze statue of Alexander the Great on his famous horse Bucephalus in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Tuesday. The United Nations said Monday that progress can be made to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the latter nation’s name “with the right spirit of compromise by the leadership and by the peoples of the two countries.”
SPAIN – Carnival: A participant dressed in traditional clothes and wearing a large hat decorated with ribbons and feathers, known as “Ttutturo,” takes part in the Carnival of the Pyrenees villages of Leitza, northern Spain, Tuesday.
GERMANY – Jets Meet Midair: Two aircrafts meet at the sky over Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday.
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