The day in pictures around the world.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.
On the eve of Wednesday’s anniversary of the Communist Party’s foundation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, crowds poured into central districts of the Asian financial hub, near where National Day festivities are scheduled to take place.
Apple’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting in Australia, before rolling out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues to be first to buy the gadgets.
The day in photos around the world.
Offbeat news: Sushi mosaic in Hong Kong, conjoined whale twins off Mexico coast, dead tiger found in SUV in China
Today’s strange news from around the world: Fishermen found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare,” participants broke the Guiness World Records by creating the largest sushi mosaic using a total of 20,647 pieces during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong, and police in China detained a former chef over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV.
Rebuilding the Philippines after the typhoon, the opening ceremony of the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival, a fire in Mumbai and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 24 Photo Brief: Beaujolais grape harvest begins, landslides in Philippines, UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly continues in New York, monsoon rains cause landslides in the Philippines, refugees protest in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.
August 22 Photo Brief: Nepal’s Gay Pride parade, Ghost Festival in Hong Kong and crab races in Australia
Nepal’s 4th International Gay Pride parage, the Ghost Festival in Hong Kong, crab races in Australia, tropical storms flood Manila and more in today’s daily brief.
July 18 Photo Brief: Nelson Mandela turns 95, Bruce Lee is honored in Hong Kong and being fashionable at the British Open
The world celebrates as Nelson Mandela turns 95 today, a exhibit to honor Bruce Lee opens in Hong Kong, British Open golfers don their fashion attire during the opening round of the tournament and more in today’s daily brief.