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.
The day in photos around the world.
Men with paddles swat at balls in Tokyo, civic engagement can now lead to forced confinement of uninvolved bystanders in America, and an Afghan province mourns coal miners killed in a collapse. Those are among the stories told by today’s daily photo brief.
Taiwanese demonstrators are met with police water cannons, a giant a snowman is set ablaze in Zurich, pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine let children pose with their assault weapons, and more in today’s daily brief.
The world’s largest dog show continues Friday, a mural in Hong Kong has returned to its former home, and a protest in Lisbon includes off-duty colleagues of the officers containing it.
Feb. 24 Daily Brief: Pandas take over Taipei theatre in art display, Belarusians’ Defenders of the Fatherland Day and memorial to Kiev protesters
Pandas take over Taipei theatre in art display, Belarusians’ Defenders of the Fatherland Day, memorial to Kiev protesters and more in today’s daily brief.
Ukraine suffered its bloodiest day since Soviet times on Thursday with a gun battle in central Kiev as President Viktor Yanukovich faced conflicting pressures from visiting European Union ministers and his Russian paymasters.
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A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.
Dec. 21 Daily Brief: Ugly Sweater Run at National Harbor, smoking in a coal mine, getting married during Kiev protests
Santa’s rowing boats on the Venice canal, Pope Francis visits a pediatric hospital, clashes in Germany and more in today’s daily breif.