Rome’s new convention center is named “The cloud” (“La Nuvola” in Italian) and designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
A world cats show contest organized by the World Cat Federation was held on October 16, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
ABS, Yemen (AP) — The cornfield is dotted with tents, mud-brick shelters and huts made of sticks and plastic sheets, home to around 900 Yemenis who fled the front-lines of their country’s war. Buried in the field’s soil are the bodies of loved ones they carried with them as they escaped.
Residents of Lumberton, N.C. returned home for the first time to inspect damage caused by floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. About 1,200 residents had to be evacuated by boat and plucked from their roofs by helicopters as the river crested.
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away on October 13 at the age of 88 after years of ill health.
The government has announced an official mourning period of one year. Thais have been asked to avoid wearing bright colors or hold any festive events for 30 days.
Photos and text by Kim Hairston
Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Spanish soldiers marched in a military parade during a national holiday known as “Dia de la Hispanidad” or Hispanic Day, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Almost a year into Spain’s political deadlock, the country is celebrating its National Day with a military parade of over 3,000 soldiers marching through Madrid and aircraft drawing trails of red and yellow smoke in the sky to represent the flag.
The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. closed this week. The casino that was opened by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but is now owned by Carl Icahn, was the fifth Atlantic City casino to go out of business since 2014. A bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature would prevent Icahn from retaining the Taj Mahal’s casino license now that it is closed.