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Thursday March 1, Our World in Pictures

March 1, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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PENNSYLVANIA — Nearby School Closes for Safety: A man holds an unloaded weapon during services at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland. Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles and other weapons participated in a commitment ceremony at the Pennsylvania-based church. The event Wednesday morning led a nearby school to cancel classes for the day. The church’s leader, the Rev. Sean Moon, said in a prayer that God gave people the right to bear arms.

INDIA — Devotees Pray for Dalai Lama’s Health: An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk drinks Tibetan butter tea during the special prayers for the long life of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Dharmsala on Thursday. Tibetan Buddhist nuns from different nunneries in exile organized the prayers.

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CZECH REPUBLIC — Scaling the Ice: A man climbs up an artificial ice wall in Liberec on Thursday. Central Europe has been hit by unusually freezing weather in recent days.

ALGERIA — Dog Shows Off Skills: A dog in the civil security brigade jumps through a burning hoop during exercises to mark World Civil Defense day outside Algiers on Thursday.

INDIA — Welcoming Spring: Girls smear colored powder on each other as they celebrate Holi in Jammu on Thursday. Holi, which is also called festival of colors, is one of the important festivals in the Indian subcontinent. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, end of winter and for many a festive day to meet others and forgive and forget. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

CALIFORNIA — Mayor Warns Illegal Immigrants: Demonstrators, including Valeria Suarez, center, and Gerardo Gomez, right, yell slogans as they block an intersection outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices on Wednesday in San Francisco. A top immigration official said that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Graham’s Casket On View: The casket of the Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on Wednesday.

GERMANY — Horses Play: Icelandic horses play in their paddock in Obernhain near Frankfurt on Thursday on a cold and sunny day.

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