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Thursday February 1, Our World in Pictures

February 1, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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CUBA — Touring the City: A tourist kicks up her heels as she and a friend wait for the driver of a hot pink private taxi, a classic American Chevrolet convertible, before they take a driving tour of Havana on Wednesday.

NORTH KOREA — Olympics Calm Nuclear Tensions: South and North Korean skiers attend their joint training at the Masik Pass ski resort in North Korea on Thursday. North Korean skiers and skaters arrived at a South Korean airport to participate in the Winter Olympics that has brought a temporary lull in tensions surrounding their country’s nuclear program.

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SPAIN — Dressing Up: A group of participants dressed in traditional clothes and wearing large hats decorated with ribbons and feathers, known as ”Ttutturo,” take part in a village carnival in Leitza on Tuesday.

MANHATTAN — Stocks Start Strong: Specialist Robert Tuccillo, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Stocks opened solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings.

CHINA — Honor Guard Welcomes Prime Minister: Members of the Chinese Honor Guard march in formation past a curtain before a welcome ceremony for British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.

INDIA — Minister Attempts to Woo Voters: An Indian woman carries saplings on her head as she works in a paddy field on the outskirts of Gauhati on Thursday. India’s finance minister announced a federal budget with a string of populist giveaways, from affordable housing to a health plan for millions of the poor, in an attempt to woo voters ahead of national elections next year.

NEPAL – Devotees Pray to the Gods: Nepalese Hindu devotees roll on the ground on the banks of Hanumante River on the last day of Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Wednesday. During the festival, devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast. 

MICHIGAN – Student Hops on Table in Protest: Michigan State student Connor Berry, 22, climbs atop the table to make a statement in protest to the vote, as the MSU board of trustees meets and votes to name former Gov. John Engler as their interim president, in East Lansing, Mich., Wednesday. Engler was formally named interim president at Michigan State, following Lou Anna Simon’s resignation last week from the school’s top post. 

BRAZIL – Officers Help Woman: Police officers help a woman who was taking cover against a median barrier during a confrontation between police and suspected drug traffickers along the road known as the Linha Amarela, or Yellow Line, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday. The firefight apparently spilled onto the multiple-lane road in northern Rio during a police operation in City of God, a violent shantytown that was featured in 2002 Oscar-nominated film by the same name. 

VIRGINIA – Train Crash: Emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va., on Wednesday. An Amtrak passenger train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Va. No lawmakers were believed injured. 

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