Our world in photos: February 19
TEXAS — Candlelit dinner: Howard and Nena Mamou ate dinner at their home in the Glenwood neighborhood in Hutto on Tuesday. Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze mounted Tuesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity and heat — out for 36 hours or longer in many homes — would return soon or stay on once it finally does.
Photo: Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP
PERU — Refill: A man slept on top of empty oxygen cylinders waiting for a shop to open to refill his tank, in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood of Lima, early Thursday morning. The lack of medical oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients continued to be the norm, with many spending the night outside so as to not lose their place in line. Photo: Martin Mejia/AP
ISRAEL — Beached whale: Danny Morick, a marine veterinarian, took samples from a 17 meter (about 55 foot) long-dead fin whale washed up on a beach in Nitzanim Reserve on Friday. Aviad Scheinin of the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station said samples from the animal will be taken to try to determine a cause of death, officials said the water nearby is polluted, including with tar. Photo: Ariel Schalit/AP
KANSAS — High jump: Wichita State’s Clarence Jackson, bottom, was fouled by Houston’s Brison Gresham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday in Wichita. Wichita State’s Morris Udeze is on the left. Photo: Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP
NEVADA — Light art: Corvas Brinkerhoff, co-founder of Meow Wolf and creative director of Omega Mart, walked through Omega Mart, an immersive art installation by arts production company Meow Wolf, on Thursday in Las Vegas. The installation is located at Area15, a retail and entertainment complex in Las Vegas. Photo: John Locher/AP
MYANMAR — Salute: Anti-coup protesters flashed the three-fingered salute during a rally in downtown Yangon on Friday. A young woman who was shot in the head by police during a protest last week died Friday morning, her brother said. Photo: AP
MEXICO — Hike to health: A medical team climbed uneven worn steps up a hillside to reach the home of Maria del Socorro Fuentes Chirino, 64, to administer a shot of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, in rural San Lorenzo Acopilco on the outskirts of Mexico City on Thursday. Mexico City’s health department sent teams of medical workers to give in-home vaccinations for elderly residents unable to reach vaccination centers. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP
INDONESIA — Flood: Indonesian men carried their belongings as they waded through the water in a flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta on Friday. Heavy downpours combined with poor city sewage planning often cause heavy flooding in parts of greater Jakarta. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP
SPAIN — Riot: A demonstrator threw a stone against police during clashes following a protest condemning the arrest of rap singer Pablo Hasél in Barcelona on Thursday. Hasél was convicted and given a 9-month sentence for insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP
HUNGARY — Score: Tottenham’s Lucas Moura scored his side’s third goal during the Europa League round of 32, first leg, soccer match between Wolfsberger AC and Tottenham Hotspur at the Puskas Arena stadium in Budapest on Thursday. Photo: Laszlo Balogh/AP
MEXICO — Unmarked graves: A flag marked the place of a clandestine grave site in Puquita, a tropical mangrove island near Alvarado in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Thursday. Investigators from the National Search Commission found three pits with human remains and plastic bags inside. The number of bodies there has not yet been determined. Photo: Felix Marquez/AP
Leave a Comment
March 2, 2021 Mar 2, 2021 | Clear, 28° F
New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents. If Brooklyn were an independent city it would be the fourth largest city in the United States. While Brooklyn has become the epitome of ‘cool and hip’ in recent years, for those that were born here, raised families here and improved communities over the years, Brooklyn has never been ‘uncool’.