Tuesday April 3, Our World in Pictures
FRANCE — Rail Strike Leaves Residents Stranded: A man wears a mask of French President Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday. A major French railway strike brought the country’s famed high-speed trains to a halt, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options — and posing the biggest test so far for Macron’s economic strategy.
INDIA — Leading the Procession: In this Tuesday photo, Raman Kumar leads a funeral procession in Dharmasala while others carry a casket containing the remains of his younger brother Aman Kumar, who was among the Indian construction workers killed by the Islamic State group in Iraq. The Islamic State group abducted and killed the workers shortly after seizing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the summer of 2014. Iraqi authorities discovered the remains in a mass grave last year after retaking Mosul, and identified the bodies last month.
EL SALVADOR — Priest is Killed in Gang Attack: People pay their last respects to slain Rev. Walter Osmir Vasquez in Lolotique on Sunday. The priest was driving in his car when he was intercepted by alleged gang members and riddled with bullets when he tried to escape, according to officials.
CHINA — Stocks Cause Concern: A camera monitor shows Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaking during a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Tuesday. Asian stocks have fallen for a second day amid jitters about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and mounting scrutiny of technology companies. China’s foreign minister tried to reassure companies and investors that Beijing, the No. 1 trading partner for all of its Asian neighbors, wasn’t closing its markets. “Despite the rise of protectionism in the world, China will remain committed to openness [and] will open wider to the rest of the world,” said Wang Yi at the conference.
CALIFORNIA — Celebrating a Win: Pernilla Lindberg, second from left, jumps into the pond with her parents and caddie/fiancee Daniel Taylor, right, after winning the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament on the eighth playoff hole, fourth today, over Inbee Park at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage on Monday.
TENNESSEE — Museum Attracts Visitors: People take pictures at the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, now known as the National Civil Rights Museum, on Monday in Memphis. The groove in the pavement traces the path of the bullet that killed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine on April 4, 1968.
SWITZERLAND — Preparing for the Finals: Skiers walk in the snow toward the start gate prior to the Verbier Xtreme Freeride World Tour finals on the Bec des Rosses above the alpine resort of Verbier on Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Easter Egg Roll: President Donald Trump and the Easter Bunny, after speaking to the crowd on the Truman Balcony during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday.
PENNSLYVANIA – Blanket of April Snow: Heavy snow blankets trees along Tumbling Run Road in Blythe Township, Pa., as a car travels on the clear road on Monday.
KENTUCKY – Teachers Rally for Funding: Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding and to protest changes to their state funded pension system, Monday in Frankfort, Ky.
PALESTINE – Family Reacts to Funeral Procession: Palestinian relatives of 29-year-old Fares al-Reqeb, who died Monday of his injuries, react while mourners carry his body out of the family house during his funeral in the town of Khan Younis, Monday.
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