November 25, 2012

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Egypt protests

1Injured protesters help each other escape from tear gas fired by riot police in Cairo. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst opponents, who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak. (Reuters)

Bangladesh Fire

2A Bangladeshi firefighter inspects a burnt garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than a 100 people died Saturday night when a fire raced through the multi-story garment factory. (AP)

England Floods

3A car is pulled from flood water in Hathern, central England. (Reuters)

China Women Violence

4University students dressed as battered wives hold banners in front of an office of China’s Civil Affairs department, where local people register for marriage, in protest of domestic violence, during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Hubei province. (Reuters)

Iran Ashura

5Iranian mourners cover themselves with mud, during Ashura, marking the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, at the city of Bijar, west of the capital Tehran. Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most beloved saints, was killed in a 7th century battle at Karbala, Iraq. (AP)

India Ashura

6Blood is seen on the floor of a mosque as an Indian Shiite Muslim flagellates himself during a Muharram procession marking Ashura in New Delhi. (AP)

Vatican

7Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass for the newly elected cardinals, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. (AP)

Japan Skating

8Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. perform during the gala exhibition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sendai, Japan. (AP)

Germany Cranes

9Migrating cranes fly tpgether in front of colored clouds during the sunset near Straussfurt, central Germany. (AP)

Thailand Monkeys

10A monkey eats fruits on top of a sculpture during the Monkey Buffet Festival, in front of the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok. (Reuters)

 

 

One Response to “November 25, 2012”

  1. Patrick says:

    #2 of the garment factory fire in Bangladesh is all too eerily similar to the New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 25 March 1911, also on a Saturday. That fire led to mandatory improvements in factory conditions for sweatshop workers and was a big impetus for regulated safety conditions. In that long-term sense, those workers then, did not die in vain. I hope that similar action will happen in Bangladesh so that these workers will not have died in vain either. Blessings and condolences to all the families who must all be in shock.

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