Escalating violence from protests in the Islamic world over recent insults to the Prophet Mohammad resulted in at least 15 deaths today in Pakistan. By contrast, in places like Guatemala City, Myanmar, Cambodia and Belgium, hundreds gathered for the annual International Day of Peace, which according to the UN website was established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution encouraging people to work together towards peace.
Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders
Members of the municipal Social Assistence department round up crack addicts for treatment, members of PETA and Greenpeace get dressed up for their causes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party’s China Executive Leadership Academy pays a visit to Mao Zedong’s old house and more in today’s daily brief.
Protests over a film produced in America that mocks Islam continued this week in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Indonesia.
Sept. 18 Photo Brief: William and Kate dance in Tuvalu, Chinese protest Japanese businesses, a sexy salute to the royal guard
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dance while on a Diamond Jubilee tour in the South Pacific, Crazy Horse dancers salute on the River Thames, Chinese protest on the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China, a Golden Carriage carries royalty in the Netherlands and more in today’s daily brief.
A giant marrow wins all six classes in the giant vegetable competition, environmentalists hold a mass floating event in the Dead Sea and more in today’s daily brief.
Middle East protests, New York fashion, and not so charming snake charming and more in today’s daily brief.
Updated: Anger over a film about Prophet Mohammad escalated Tuesday in the Middle East when protests erupted in Egypt and Libya. While protesters shouted slogans and ripped apart an American flag in Cairo to condemn the anti-Islam film being produced in America; in Libya, protests turned violent at the compound of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Four men including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed.
Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims begins, violence continues in Syria as some 30,000 Syrian refugees may have fled to Lebanon, and more in today’s daily brief.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi was officially declared Egypt’s first freely elected president on Sunday after a run-off vote against ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq. Morsi supporters erupted in celebration following his victory, while the grief of Shafik supporters settled hard on a nation no stranger to revolutionary results in recent years.