Monday February 12, Our World in Pictures
SOUTH KOREA – Protester Burns North Korean Flag at Olympics: A protester burns a North Korean flag during a rally against North Korea’s participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korean President Moon Jae-in marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a “unified” Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.
SOUTH KOREA – Women’s Hockey: Monique Lamoureux-Morando (7), of the United States, takes a punch from Rosa Lindstedt (4), of Finland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday.
KASHMIR – Pro-Freedom Protester: A supporter of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) shouts pro-freedom slogans as he is detained by police, during a protest on the death anniversary of separatist leader Maqbool Bhat in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday. Authorities imposed a curfew in some parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city to prevent anti-Indian protests after separatist groups called a general strike demanding that Bhat’s remains, interred in New Delhi’s high security Tihar Jail, be returned for a proper burial.
SPAIN – Rural Carnival: A group of participants called ”Txatxus” take part in the ancient rural carnival in the small Pyrenees village of Lantz, northern Spain, Sunday. The carnival is a long-standing rural tradition in which the forces of good and evil confront each other in a symbolic battle. From Sunday to Tuesday, during carnival week, in the little village of Lantz, the legendarily evil bandit Miel Otxin, represented by a doll fill of straw, is imprisoned and sentenced to death by fire.
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