Pictures in the News | April 23, 2014

Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Washington, where teepees are set up on the National Mall as part of a protest against the Keystone pipeline. As part of its “Reject and Protect” protest, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance is organizing a weeklong series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes to show their opposition to the pipeline.

Los Angeles: Archbishop Jose Gomez blesses the body of LAPD motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where funeral services were held for the officer who died after being struck by an allegedly impaired driver.

Rio de Janeiro: Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district following the death of a resident last weekend during clashes with the Army in a nearby favela.

Kiev, Ukraine: Ukrainian communal workers remove a barricade near Independence Square. Russia warned that it would send troops to Ukraine if its citizens come under attack there.

Manila: Police train fire hose at protesters trying to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week’s visit of  President Obama.

Yangon, Myanmar: People carry the portrait of late Myanmar democracy activist Win Tin near the activist’s as supporters gather around it during the funeral ceremony.

Add stops in England; Greece; Johannesburg, South Africa; Australia; and India to round out the report.