Indian flower vendors showcase lotus flowers to attract puja organisers for Durga Puja. The five-day festival, which commemorates the slaying of the demon king Mahishasur by the goddess Durga and marks the triumph of good over evil, begins on October 7.
Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the U.S. East Coast. Haiti and the eastern tip of Cuba — blasted by Matthew on October 4, 2016 — began the messy and probably grim task of assessing the storm’s toll. Matthew hit them as a Category Four hurricane but has since been downgraded to three, on a scale of five, by the US National Hurricane Center.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
Thousands of women dressed in black protested across Poland in the “women strike” campaign against a proposed near-total abortion ban in the devoutly Catholic country, where legislation is already among the most restrictive in Europe.
Members of the “Colla Xiquets del Serrallo” human tower team form a “castell” during the XXVI human towers, or castells, competetion in Tarragona on October 1, 2016. These human towers, built traditionally in festivals within Catalonia, gather several teams that attempt to build and dismantle a tower structure.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron covered the Ravens 28-27 loss to the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the “naked aggression of Indian forces” on September 29 after two Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes in the disputed territory of Kashmir.