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.
Protests broke out in Athens, Greece on Sept. 18 after Pavlos Fyssas, a 34-year-old left-wing hip-hop performer, was stabbed to death. Police said an alleged member of the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi group arrested at the scene of the killing confessed to stabbing Fyssas. Police fired tear gas at a small group of anti-fascism protesters who pelted them with wooden sticks and stones.
The Venus International fair for Erotic Entertainment, deadly airstrikes in Syria bury bodies in ruble, rioters attack police with firebombs in Greece and more in today’s daily brief.
Today’s presidential election in Egypt is one of happiness and uncertainty for the Egyptian people who will freely cast their vote, in what some are calling the first day in the post-pharaoh era. The journey to the polls has been rife with violence since the February 11, 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s autocratic leader for that past 30 years. One of the 13 candidates on the ballot will assume power on July 1 from the military council, which has been overseeing the tumultuous political transition thus far.
The following photo series traces back to the beginning of the political uprising and ends with today’s new beginning set in motion by 50 million eligible Egyptian voters.