Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where police arrested several people at an Occupy L.A. demonstration outside City Hall. The commotion quickly died down. See photo gallery.
It’s a historic day in Egypt with voters headed to the polls in the country’s first free election since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February. The election has been clouded by violence and political crisis, part of a long process to bring democracy to the Arab world’s most populous nation. Saboteurs blew up Egypt’s gas pipeline to Jordan and Israel just a few hours before voting started.
In Germany, hundreds of anti-nuclear activists take part in a sit-in.
Elsewhere, a freeride skier carves his way down a steep slope of crushed rocks in the western Austrian village of Haiming; trapped vehicles are seen at the collapsed Kutai Kartanegara bridge in Tenggarong, Indonesia; and a large wave crashes over the Atlantic Road in Norway, the day after the storm Berit struck the Norwegian coast.
Add stops in Georgia, India and Afghanistan to round out the report.