Rohingya fishermen sell fish caught from makeshift rafts made from recycled plastic containers in Maungdaw, western Rakhine state, Myanmar. Their usual, sturdy fishing boats were outlawed three months ago when Myanmar authorities launched a sweeping and violent counter-insurgency campaign in Rakhine state, home to the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. The ban on fishing boats — meant to prevent insurgents from entering or leaving the country by sea — is just one small provision in the wider crackdown, in which authorities have been accused of widespread abuses.
In the midst of snow and rubble, hope in the form of three fluffy white puppies. The trio was found in an air pocket from an avalanche that hit a hotel in the Italian Alps. Fireman Fabio Jerman called them “an important sign of life which gives us hope,” AFP reports.
A sign held aloft by Charissa Afshar, 58, of Denver, CO, at the Women’s March on Washington, said simply, “So much wrong. So little cardboard.” Many protesters who came to the Women’s March on Washington, and other demonstrations held the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, were not restrained in expressing their views. Colorful signs were everywhere, with pointed messages countering Trump’s campaign statements, his goals, and the election outcome. Sexism and reproductive rights dominated, but the messages espoused a wide array of progressive ideals, particularly concerns about hate speech, fascism and the future of democracy and the world. Even a Trump supporter, Mercedes Mejia of Fort Myers, FL, said, “I absolutely support protesting for your views.” Here are some of the voices from the Women’s March on Washington.
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Getty: Security is tight in the nation’s capital on the eve of the presidential inauguration. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president January 20.
Up to 30 people were feared to have died after an Italian mountain Hotel Rigopiano was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country. Italy’s Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a six-feet high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site.
Revelers dressed as demons called “Dimonis” take part in a “Correfoc” or “run with fire” party during traditional celebrations in honor of Saint Anthony in Muro village in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. Mixing pagan and religious traditions from medieval times, the fire and demon festivals are held in towns across the island of Mallorca each Jan. 16-17 to celebrate the day of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals.