The day in photos from around the world.
Rio de Janeiro
Some of David Bowie’s famous costumes are on display in today’s photo brief, along with a Swiss tax dodge, a Mediterranean hunger strike and other news scenes from around the world.
A garbage strike in Rio de Janeiro after Carnival left trash piled high and a stink filling the air.
Oct. 16 Photo Brief: Crazy fashion in Singapore, battling Typhoon Wipha in Japan and the Pope catches one in the face
Wild designs went on display during Fashion week in Singapore, Typhoon Wipha made life difficult for pedestrians in Japan, a faithful tosses a scarf to the Pontiff which he catches with his face and more in today’s daily brief.
A typhoon wallops South Korea, the world’s largest book fair is set to begin in Germany, Diana Nyad attempts to swim for 48 consecutive hours and more in today’s daily brief.
Pope Francis made the first overseas trip of his papacy this week, heading to Brazil mainly to preside over the five-day celebration of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. While visiting a country rocked by protests that began last month, the first Latin American pontiff chastised the Brazilian government for not doing enough to help poor residents.