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Monday March 26, Our World in Pictures

March 26, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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BELARUS — Celebrating Independence Day: People wave the old Belarus republic flags during a rally commemorating the founding of Belarus’ 1918 proclamation of independence from Russia in Minsk on Sunday. Scores of people have been arrested as supporters of the repressed opposition tried to hold a march. The Sunday action was to commemorate the founding of Belarus’ 1918 proclaimed independence from Russia. The Belarusian People’s Republic lasted until 1919.

JAPAN — Cherry Blossoms Bloom: In this Monday photo, visitors gather for a flower viewing at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo as cherry blossom flowers are in full bloom. The blossoms only last about a week but people are flocking to hot spots throughout Japan to enjoy the scenic sights.

EL SALVADOR — Church Remembers Late Archbishop: A man walks past a mural depicting the late Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero on an exterior wall of the Metropolitan Cathedral where a Mass was offered to mark the anniversary of the archbishop’s death in San Salvador on Saturday. Romero was shot and killed 38 years ago as he celebrated Mass at a hospital chapel. Pope Francis declared earlier this month that the churchman who became a hero for standing up for the poor and oppressed should be canonized along with the reformer Pope Paul VI.

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SPAIN — Leader is Arrested: In this Sunday photo, yellow paint, allegedly thrown by protestors, stains the uniform of a Catalan Mossos d’Esquadra regional police officer blocking the way of pro-independence supporters trying to reach the Spanish government office in Barcelona. Grass-roots groups both for and against Catalan secession called for protests after Carles Puigdemont, the fugitive ex-leader of Catalonia and ardent separatist, was arrested by German police on an international warrant.

OHIO — Leading the March: Organizer Rasleen Krupp, 17, Wyoming High School, leads a March for Our Lives protest for gun legislation and school safety on Saturday in Cincinnati. Students and activists across the country planned events in conjunction with a Washington march spearheaded by teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where more than a dozen people were killed in February.

GUATEMALA — Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday: A woman, left, buys palm fronds from a vendor ahead of Palm Sunday Mass at San Francisco church in Antigua on Sunday.

RUSSIA — Mall Fire Kills Dozens: A group of firefighters walk near the scene of the multi story shopping center after a fire in Kemerovo on Monday. Russian officials say a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city has killed more than 50 people. The Ekho Mosvky radio station quoted witnesses who said the fire alarm did not go off and that the staff in the mall in Kemerovo did not organize the evacuation.

TURKEY — Model Walks the Runway: Halima Aden, a model from the United States, wears a creation by designer Rasit Bagzibagli for Modanisa during a fashion show in Istanbul on Monday. Aden, born to Somali parents in a U.N. refugee camp in northeastern Kenya before moving to the U.S., shot to prominence in 2016 when she entered the Miss Minnesota USA pageant where she was the first beauty pageant contestant in the U.S. to wear a hijab. While there have been other Muslim models to make a name in the fashion industry, Aden is the first Muslim model who chooses to wear a hijab and dress modestly while on the job.

RUSSIA — Athlete Competes: Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen skis during the World Cup Biathlon 9, Women’s 12.5 km Mass Start Competition in Tyumen on Sunday.

SAN FRANCISCO – March for Our Lives Rally: Dressed as lady liberty, Rosa Plume lies on the street as crowds of people participate in the “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, in San Francisco. In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a “vote-them-out” movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammo.

VATICAN CITY – Palm Sunday: A view of St. Peter’s Square filled with faithful as Pope Francis celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass, at the Vatican, Sunday. Pope Francis on Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard during Palm Sunday celebrations.

INDIA – Lights Out for Earth Hour: In this two photo combination picture, the landmark India Gate monument is seen lit, top, and then the same location in darkness when the lights are turned out for one hour to mark Earth Hour, in New Delhi, India. Earth Hour was marked worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local time and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to highlight the global climate change.

GUATEMALA – Vendors Watch All Sorrows Parade: Vendors watch the annual ‘Huelga de Todos los Dolores’ or Strike of All Sorrows parade file past, in Guatemala City, Friday. The parade, organized by San Carlos de Borromeo students, dates back to 1898 that began as a strike to demand the government for better education. A Lenten tradition, the parade has evolved into a march that satirizes present day political issues and mocks current day politicians.

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