Belgian riot police clashed with protesters Tuesday at the end of a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people in central Brussels. The demonstration was called to protest against the center-right government’s social and economic policies, which trade unions say cut deep into the foundations of Belgium’s welfare state.
The Belgian capital of Brussels has entered its third day of lockdown Monday, with more than 1,000 security personnel deployed across the country. The lockdown marks three days of the highest terror alert and unprecedented measures that have closed down the city’s subways, schools and main stores, as the city tries to avoid attacks similar to the ones that caused devastating carnage in Paris.
The day in photos around the world.
Chinese revelers paddle dragon boats during a competition to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in Tongren, Guizhou province, a black bear lies on a hammock in a Florida backyard, 22 dinner guests eat while suspended in the sky of Brussels, and other pictures from around the world.
Nov. 27 Photo Brief: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Kuwait royalty, Arafat exhumed, Iraqi police graduation
Queen Elizabeth II holds a ceremonial procession for His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s remains are being tested for potential hard-to-trace radioactive poison administered by Israeli agents, Iraqi federal police demonstrate martial arts during the latest 60-day training course graduation ceremony and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 26 Photo Brief: A Capitol Christmas tree, Mahatma Gandhi impersonator, Onion Johnnies, DR Congo conflict
Santa visits the Capitol Christmas tree, a Mahatma Gandhi impersonator in India, Queen Elizabeth II checks out weapons, DR Congo conflict continues and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 28 Photo Brief: Deadly Nepali plane crash, Bond under the hammer, Colombian pole dancers and no wife for Jesus
The Vatican claims the ancient papyrus mentioning Jesus’ wife is a fake, a bird causes a deadly plan crash in Nepal killing all 19 passengers, ladies compete in the annual Colombian pole dancing contest, London consumers and tattoo enthusiasts flock to the “50 Years of James Bond – the Auction” and the International London Tattoo convention and more in today’s daily brief.
August 14 Photo Brief with a 17-foot snake, a 4-inch elephant fetus, a 60-foot beached whale and a giant panda’s 9th birthday
A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python weighing 164 pounds and carrying 87 eggs is caught, killed and studied in Florida, a 60-foot female fin whale perishes on the English shore, the first artificially inseminated elephant continues to thrive in utero and more in today’s daily brief.
Hormel’s infamous “spiced ham” celebrates 75th years of canned meat goodness, a child forages through a forest of automotive parts in Mumbai, giants and big heads wander the streets of Pamplona and more in today’s daily brief.