Thursday March 8, Our World in Pictures
SINGAPORE — Festival Showcases Playful Installations: A man is partially submerged in an inflatable play station filled with plastic balls on Thursday. The Art-Zoo Inflatable Park is part of the Light Marina Bay festival, which showcases large-scale creative installations within the urban city space.
SPAIN — Speaking Out Against Inequality: Women shout slogans during a protest during the International Women’s Day in Madrid on Thursday. Spanish women are marking International Women’s Day with the first-ever, full-day strike and dozens of protests across the country against wage gap and gender violence.
MANHATTAN — Bracing the Storm: Pedestrians walk down Delancey Street during Wednesday’s storm. The New York metro area was hit with another winter storm just days after another nor’easter hammered the region with high winds.
ITALY — City Remembers Young Athlete: Pallbearers carry of Italian soccer player Davide Astori’s coffin after his funeral in Florence on Thursday. The 31-year-old was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday after a suspected cardiac arrest before his team was set to play an Italian league match at Udinese.
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Climber Reaches Peak: Jesse Massucco pauses to take in the view after climbing above the clouds on his way to the summit of Mount Washington on Tuesday near Pinkham Notch. Climbers on the northeast’s highest peak were treated to a rare day of clear skies, mild temperatures and light winds. “Today’s weather is an anomaly,” Massucco said. “I had to go for it.”
ENGLAND — Celebrating Women’s Day: In this Thursday photo, Meghan Markle talks to schoolchildren as she arrives with her fiance Britain’s Prince Harry to take part in an event for young women as part of International Women’s Day in Birmingham.
SPAIN — Going for a Test Drive: Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session in Montmelo on Thursday.
THAILAND — Tournament Raises Money for Wildlife: Polo players behind mahouts sit astride each elephants as they vie for the ball during the King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Bangkok on Thursday. The annual elephant polo charity event raises funds for projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population.
NEW JERSEY – Interstate 287 in the Snow: Vehicles travel northbound over a snow-covered Interstate 287 during a snowstorm, Wednesday, in Morristown, N.J.
CALIFORNIA – Shot from the Golden Gate Ferry: A man standing on the bow of a Golden Gate Ferry takes a picture of a container ship as it heads toward the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Wednesday, in San Francisco.
ENGLAND – Acrobatic Kick: Juventus’ Alex Sandro performs an acrobatic kick during the Champions League, round of 16, second-leg soccer match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday.
INDIA – Woman Rests in Garbage Dump: An elderly Indian woman takes rest at her makeshift hut at a garbage dumping site in Gauhati, India, Wednesday. International Women’s Day will be marked on Thursday.
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