An activist in front of a burning barricade holds up a crucifix during evictions of Irish Travelers from a site called Dale Farm. The travelers, a traditionally nomadic group, have been been fighting eviction from the former scrap yard site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
A surfer rides a man-made wave in a stream at the public park known as the English Gardens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KNEFFEL / EPALink
Tibetan exiles, with faces painted in the Tibetan flag colors, participate in a rally to express solidarity with their countrymen and to protest China's tight grip over Buddhist practices in Tibet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated PressLink
Illuminated by UV light, a model presents a creation by Taiwanese designer Johan Ku.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPALink
Demonstrators clash with riot police in front of the Greek parliament. Greek unions have launched a two-day general strike in an effort to block a new austerity bill that supporters say is necessary to forestall a state bankruptcy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A helmeted police officer holding a shield is pelted by protesters during a demonstration against an austerity bill heading for a parliament vote.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PANAGIOTIS TZAMAROS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A demonstrator throws a Molotov cocktail at police during a rally on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of proposed government austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDIS / ReutersLink
Investors are seen through a broken window as they block a road during a protest in front of the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Retail investors are upset about a continuing fall in share prices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW BIRAJ / ReutersLink
Thai residents make their way through floodwaters with their belongings. Three months of heavy monsoon rains have forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in shelters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Residents wash clothes at the banks of the River Yamuna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
A tiger plays with its cub in their zoo compound.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffen Schmidt / Associated PressLink
An image provided by NASA and photographed by one of the Expedition 29 crew members from the International Space Station shows Aurora Australis, also known as the southern lights, from a point over the southeast Tasman Sea near southern New Zealand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / NASALink
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Pictures in the News | October 19, 2011
We begin Wednesday’s Pictures in the News in Basildon, England, where Irish Travelers are being evicted from a former scrap yard site after a 10-year struggle. In Athens, demonstrators clash with riot police in front of the Greek parliament during the start of a two-day general strike in an all-out effort to block a new austerity bill that supporters say lawmakers must pass this week to forestall a state bankruptcy.
Elsewhere, Tibetan exiles rally in New Delhi to express solidarity with their countrymen and to protest China’s tight grip over Buddhist practices; in Tokyo, a model illuminated by UV light presents a creation by Taiwanese designer Johan Ku; and an ethereal image taken from the International Space Station featuring aurora australis, seen from a point over the southeast Tasman Sea near southern New Zealand.
Add stops in Switzerland, Thailand, Bangladesh and Germany to round out the report.
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