Thursday February 15, Our World in Pictures
MARYLAND — Decorating Cookies: First lady Melania Trump helps decorate cookies during her visit to the Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health on Wednesday in Bethesda.
ZIMBABWE — New Leader is Elected: Supporters gather and listen to newly elected leader of the opposition Movement For Democratic Change party Nelson Chamisa addressing them outside the party headquarters in Harare on Thursday. Zimbabwe’s president is expressing condolences over the death of longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and says upcoming elections must be free and fair “in tribute to him.” Tsvangirai, who was the boldest opponent to longtime leader Robert Mugabe, died Wednesday in a Johannesburg hospital at age 65 after a long battle with cancer.
SPAIN — Carnival Celebrations End: Young penitents of the Hermandad del Senor brotherhood take part in the Cristo Alzado procession on Ash Wednesday in Pamplona.
FLORIDA — Spring Training Begins: Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna heads to the batting cages in the morning fog after arriving early for spring training baseball on Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.
MANHATTAN — Walking the Runway: The Marc Jacobs collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Wednesday.
DENMARK — Prince Dies: Guardsmen stand outside the Fredensborg Palace in Fredensborg Denmark on Wednesday following the death of Denmark’s Prince Henrik. Denmark’s palace said Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe, has died. He was 83. A statement on the royal house’s website said Henrik died late Tuesday in his sleep at the palace and that the queen was at his side. Henrik was made prince consort when Margrethe acceded to the throne in 1972. The jovial prince was known for being frank and forthright.
FLORIDA — School Shooter is Charged: In this Thursday photo, Marla Eveillard, 14, cries as she hugs friends before the start of a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church for the victims of Wednesday’s shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder yesterday morning.
SOUTH KOREA — Skaters Perform: Russian skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov perform at the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Thursday.
FLORIDA – Students Evacuated After Shooting: Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, after a shooter opened fire on the campus.
COLOMBIA – Protests for Public Transportation: Riot police walk amid a cloud caused by smoke grenades launched by security forces to disperse protesters blocking bus lanes in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday. Protesters were demanding improvements to the public transportation.
NEW ORLEANS – Walton Ejected: Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells at an official after Walton was ejected during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday.
ITALY – Mount Vesuvius: The snow covered peak of the Vesuvius volcano is seen from Naples, Italy, Wednesday.
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