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The day in pictures around the world.
For centuries, the craftspeople who worked at G. Krug & Son Ironworks have produced original iron work and restorations for some of the city’s most prominent structures, including the Baltimore Basilica, Homewood House at Johns Hopkins University and the Old Otterbein United Methodist Church. At the moment, the crew is working on refurbishing the fence and eight planters for the restoration of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Place.
The Miss Milk Cow beauty contest was held in Moc Chau plateau, 200km northwest of Hanoi. The beauty contest selects cows with a solid torso, high legs and large milk production. This year, 126 cows were chosen for contest among the 16,000 cows in Moc Chau. For more than a decade the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest is organized in Moc Chau plateau to promote dairy farming as Vietnamese people’s eating pattern has been changing rapidly along with higher income. The winner this year is a four-year-old, weight 830 kg and providing 42 kg milk per day, double the average volume of milk. (Photos by Kham/Reuters)
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Tuesday, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Orioles game against the Kansas City Royals in game four of the ALCS in Kansas City.
Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith documented people and towns along West Virginia’s Route 52, or ‘King Coal Highway’ as it’s known. Coal miners have worked in this part of the United States for over a century enjoying the best of the boom times and riding out the bad, the constant refrain being that coal would always be there, the mines would be back. But now with coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state’s coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures, creating virtual ghost towns along the route.