October 1, 2012

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:04 pm (UTC-4)
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Bangladesh Buddhist Attacks

A woman sits in front of her burned home after Muslims attacked and set fire to Buddhist households in Cox’s Bazar. Bangladesh accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma of involvement in attacks on temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook that insulted Islam. (Reuters)

South Africa Mine Strikes

A group of protesters holds placards as a large crowd follows retired judge Ian Farlam and his team as they inspect the area where bodies of mine workers were found after the shootings at Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana near Rustenburg, South Africa. Farlam, is conducting an inquiry into the shootings at the platinum mine. (AP)

China National Day

Chinese paramilitary policemen prepare to carry the wreaths of flowers to the Monument to the People’s Heroes during a ceremony marking National Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (AP)

Russia Pussy Riot

Feminist punk group Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich sits in a glass cage at a courtroom in Moscow, Russia before an appeal hearing.  Three band members have been sentenced to two years in jail for performing a ‘punk prayer’ against President Vladimir Putin. The court decided to postpone the appeal until October 10.   (AP)

Hong Kong Ferry Sinks

Rescuers check on a half-submerged ferry after it collided with another boat and sank near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong. Authorities rescued at least 101 people and news reports said at least eight people had died. (AP)

Nigeria Independence Day

Schoolchildren wait for the start of Nigeria’s 52nd independence anniversary parade in the commercial capital Lagos. (Reuters)


Italy Roman Frescos

A partial view of frescoes painted on the wall of the Ancient Church of St. Mary in the Roman forum. Italy’s Ministry of Culture allowed media in for a preview of a massive restoration of what experts call the Sistine Chapel of the VIII century, a series of medieval byzantine frescoes painted over the course of three centuries. (AP)

Bangkok Airport Reopens

Passengers walk inside Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.  The airport, which closed in October 2011 after Thailand’s worst floods in decades submerged its runways, re-opened to serve low-cost airlines on Monday. (Reuters)

London Legal  Year

British judges shelter under umbrellas as they wait to attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the start of the legal year in London. (Reuters)

Hong Kong Festival

A couple takes photos as they form Chinese characters with glow sticks that read ‘Happy Mid-Autumn Festival,’ during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong. People appreciate the beauty of the full moon during the festival. (AP)

London Puppet Art

Performers present a puppet show as part of ‘Odd Man Out 2011’ by artist Spartacus Chetwynd at Tate Britain in London. Chetwynd is one of four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2012. The prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for their work in the previous year. (Reuters)

Kuala Lumpur Boys

A young boy reacts as he has his photograph taken in an outer suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP)

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