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Jorge Lorenzo dice 'adiós' al mundo de las motos quemando rueda en Cheste

Esta Noticia Fue originalmente compartida por Mi Aula Virtual Internacionales Noticias

Fuente: La Información España

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La curva Adrián Campos. Ahí ha realizado el campeón Jorge Lorenzo su último giro antes de bajarse de la motocicleta para siempre. Atrás deja cinco títulos mundiales -dos en 250 centímetros cúbicos y tres en Moto GP-, podios, celebraciones para la historia y competidas disputas sobre el asfalto (y lejos de él) con otros de los más importantes pilotos de toda la historia. En el día de su despedida ha acabado en decimotercera posición, aunque el resultado es lo menos importante en una jornada en la que el circuito de Cheste le ha rendido homenaje. 

Lorenzo se inició en el mundo del motociclismo animado por su padre y desde muy joven destacó por su osadía. Muy pronto, en 2005, consiguió su primer podio en Mugello y en 2006 y 2007 ganó los mundiales de 250 cc. Al año siguiente, ya en la categoría reina, dejó patente su valía en la victoria en el circuito de Qatar, aunque no sería hasta el 2010, cuando alcanzaría la gloria. Al primer título mundial, le siguieron dos más: en 2012 y en 2015

Al acabar la carrera, Lorenzo se ha despedido de su afición ‘quemando rueda’ y dejando una imagen más para el recuerdo. El piloto, que ha competido con Yamaha, Ducati y Honda, ha agradecido a su último equipo todo el apoyo durante “un año difícil”, en el que las lesiones no le han dejado competir al máximo nivel. 

Marquez aumenta a 420 su récord de puntos

El piloto español Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) se ha llevado este domingo la victoria, duodécima de la temporada, en el Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana, un resultado que unido a los puntos de Jorge Lorenzo, que se despedía del Mundial, otorgaban al Repsol Honda el título por equipos y la consecución de la ‘Triple Corona’. En la general, el de Cervera aumentó a 420 su récord de puntos, terminando en la clasificación por delante del italiano Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), cuarto este domingo y segundo en el Mundial (269), y de Maverick Viñales (Yamaha), al que su sexta plaza en Cheste le bastó para atar el podio mundialista (211).

La suerte sonrió al equipo oficial Honda ya al principio de carrera, en gran medida por la caída en la curva 6 de un Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) a falta de 13 vueltas, que unida a la primera plaza momentánea de Márquez les otorgaba el título. A la vez, el francés Johann Zarco (Honda) también se iba a la grava poco después en el mismo punto, y la afición contenía la respiración cuando la moto de Iker Lecuona (KTM) le arrollaba, dando una voltereta en el aire; sin embargo, desde su equipo anunciaban que solo tenía problemas en el tobillo y que el incidente fue menos aparatoso de lo que parecía.

Antes, cuando solo se habían disputado seis vueltas, el de Cervera había superado al ‘poleman’ del sábado, el francés Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), solo unos giros después de bajar el récord de la pista (1:31.116) que había establecido en 2016 su compañero Lorenzo. En un nuevo golpe, el piloto catalán certificó su duodécima victoria y la ‘Triple Corona’ para Honda -piloto, constructores y equipos-. Además, Àlex Rins (Suzuki) terminó quinto, Aleix (Aprilia) y Pol Espargaró (KTM) fueron noveno y décimo respectivamente y Tito Rabat (Ducati) finalizó undécimo.

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Dutch skipper Van Dijk to miss Estonia clash for personal reasons

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Fuente: Channel News Asia Latest

Netherlands skipper Virgil van Dijk will miss Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia after withdrawing from the squad due to personal reasons, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Sunday.
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REUTERS: Netherlands skipper Virgil van Dijk will miss Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia after withdrawing from the squad due to personal reasons, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Sunday.

Liverpool defender Van Dijk, 28, played the full 90 minutes as the Netherlands drew 0-0 at Northern Ireland on Saturday to qualify for their first major tournament since 2014.

The Dutch had missed the last European Championship finals in France, plus the World Cup in Russia last year.

Ronald Koeman’s team will have to wrap up their campaign in Amsterdam without Van Dijk, who has already left the training camp, the KNVB said in a statement https://www.onsoranje.nl/nieuws/nederlands-elftal/77353/virgil-van-dijk-ontbreekt-tegen-estland.

The Netherlands have 16 points from seven matches and are two points behind Group C leaders Germany.

Centre back Van Dijk has started all 12 league matches for runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool this season.

Juergen Klopp’s side return to league action with a trip to 12th-placed Crystal Palace next Saturday.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Motorcycling: Marquez wins season-ending MotoGP at Valencia

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Fuente: Channel News Asia Latest

Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Marc Marquez rides during the MotoGP race of the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste near Valencia. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP)

VALENCIA, Spain: World champion Marc Marquez clinched his 12th MotoGP victory of the season in Sunday’s (Nov 17) final race in Valencia ahead of French rookie Fabio Quartararo.

Marquez, who secured his sixth premier category title last month, finished over a second clear of pole-sitter Quartararo who came second for the fifth time in his debut campaign.

The Spaniard made a poor start from second place on the grid but steadily picked off his rivals one by one to win at Valencia for just the second time in his career.

“It’s been a difficult weekend because we’ve tried new things,” said Marquez. “It’s a perfect season which will be difficult to repeat.”

Australian’s Jack Miller claimed third while triple MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo bid farewell to the sport with a 13th-place finish in his final race.

The 32-year-old Spaniard announced his decision to retire on Thursday. He could be replaced by Marquez’s younger brother and Moto2 champion Alex at Honda next season.

Quartararo again fell just short in his bid to become the first Frenchman to win a MotoGP race since 1999, but the 20-year-old was delighted with his first season among the elite.

“Nobody could have imagined at the start of the season that I would have six pole positions and seven podiums. It’s incredible to finish the season in this way,” said Quartararo, who ended fifth in the overall standings.

British rider Cal Crutchlow and Frenchman Johann Zarco, LCR Honda team-mates also with thoughts of an upgrade next year, crashed out prematurely Sunday.

Crutchlow went down before Zarco, cut loose by KTM earlier this season, was sent skidding by 19-year-old Spanish debutant Iker Lecuona who followed the Frenchman to the deck.

Zarco was examined by on-site medics before gingerly limping back to his team stable.

Lecuona was filling in for the KTM Tech team in place of Miguel Oliveira, who was injured in the last race in Australia.

Valentino Rossi, showing no signs of wanting to retire at the age of 40, rounded out his season by coming eighth. The Italian, a seven-time MotoGP champion, finished seventh overall.

Compatriot Andrea Dovizioso, second in the championship behind Marquez for the third year running, took fourth at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

South Africa’s Brad Binder concluded the Moto2 season with his third successive win to finish runner-up. He will also make the step up to the top level with KTM next year.

Valencia native Sergio Garcia, 16, won for the first time in Moto3 as he pipped Italy’s Andrea Migno to the line in a race shortened after a series of crashes.

Golf: Fleetwood comes from behind to win Nedbank Challenge in play-off

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Fuente: Channel News Asia Latest

Tommy Fleetwood Tommy Fleetwood won his fifth European Tour title. (AFP/Toshifumi KITAMURA)

SUN CITY, South Africa: Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles before winning a sudden death play-off in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday (Nov 17).

The Englishman fired a final round of seven-under-par 65 to finish tied on a 12-under total of 276 with Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult, who shot 68.

Fleetwood made a par on the first extra hole to win US$2.5 million – the biggest first prize in the history of the European Tour – after starting the final round six behind overnight leader Zander Lombard.

It was the biggest comeback win of the season and lifted Fleetwood into second place on the Race to Dubai, which ends with the Tour championship in Dubai, starting on Thursday.

Fleetwood and Kinhult pulled away from what at one stage was a crowded leaderboard as other contenders fell away in a swirling wind which added to the difficulty of the longest course on the European Tour.

Race to Dubai order of merit leader Bernd Wiesberger of Austria tied for third with Australia’s Jason Scrivener and Thomas Detry of Belgium, four strokes behind the leaders. Wiesberger and Scrivener both shot 70, while Detry, who started the round one behind Lombard, had a 74.

Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

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Fuente: ABC News

A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.

A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass grow where nearly 9,000 cannabis plants were illegally cultivated on national forest land in the region known as the Emerald Triangle, for the marijuana that has been produced there for decades.

Authorities allege members of an international drug trafficking ring set up camp at the site months earlier.

When deputies raided the remote clearing in the woods Sept. 9, they found hundreds of pounds of harvested marijuana, thousands of pounds of trash and more than 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) of plastic irrigation piping, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. They also discovered bottles of carbofuran, a banned neurotoxicant used to kill rodents that also has been linked to the deaths of spotted owls, fish and mountain lions. A quarter-teaspoon can kill a 300-pound (136-kilogram) bear.

The case highlights some of the growing pains California has faced since kicking off broad legal sales in 2018. Its legal marijuana market has grown to more than $3 billion but remains dwarfed by a thriving illegal market, which rakes in nearly $9 billion annually. Limited resources mean officials can’t keep up with all the illegal sites that are remnants of the outlaw era, when much of the pot for the U.S. black market came from the Emerald Triangle.

Experts say illegal sites like the one found in the Shasta Trinity National Forest, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the Oregon line, siphon valuable water, pollute legal downstream grows and funnel potentially tainted cannabis onto the streets.

“These places are toxic garbage dumps. Food containers attract wildlife, and the chemicals kill the animals long after the sites are abandoned,” said Rich McIntyre, director of the Cannabis Removal on Public Lands (CROP) Project, which is dedicated to restoring criminal grow sites on state and federal property in California. “We think there’s a public health time bomb ticking.”

CROP is a coalition of conservation organizations, tribes, elected officials, law enforcement agencies and federal land managers. Also lending its support is the legal cannabis industry, which says it’s being undercut by the criminal market. Officials estimate that up to 70% of California’s illicit pot comes from trespass grows mostly on public land.

“We see illegal grows as undermining the legal cultivators and manufacturers” by reducing tax revenue, said Lindsay Robinson, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, a trade group. “We’re seeing untested and unregulated cannabis flooding the market.”

Black market marijuana is potentially dangerous because traces of the toxic chemicals used at grow sites are often found in the plants, she said.

“If you have an illicit grow upstream from you, and you’re legal, that could end up tainting your product and prevent it from entering the market,” Robinson said.

CROP estimates that 9 billion gallons (34 billion liters) of water are diverted to trespass grows in California each year — a yearly supply for a city of 35,000 homes.

“In a state like California where water battles and drought are a way of life, that number is shocking,” McIntyre said. More than 60% of California’s water comes from national forest land.

Authorities in 2018 made dozens of arrests at trespass grows while seizing hundreds of thousands of pot plants along with cash and guns. Criminal growers often use powerful firearms to protect their operation, McIntyre said.

“There are stories of people — hunters, fishermen, hikers — who find themselves down the barrel of an AK-47” after stumbling on illegal grow sites, he said.

The toxic chemicals were cleared from the Shasta site Oct. 16, and a “decommissioning” cleanup — removing everything brought in by growers — should happen within a year. The goal is to restore illegal grows to pristine condition complete with reseeding and replanting, but that plan lacks funding.

CROP is lobbying for federal and state money to clean and reclaim an estimated 2,000 sites, a process it says could take seven to 10 years.

It’s also pushing to increase the number of U.S. Forest Service rangers in California’s national forests. Reclaiming each site costs an average of $40,000, requiring trained crews, law enforcement resources and often National Guard air support to remove tons of materials from remote areas, the group said.

The group has a supporter in Democratic U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman, whose Northern California district includes huge swaths of state and federal property.

“We’ve seen firsthand how illegal grow operations threaten visitors to our public lands, steal water and contaminate streams, and kill wildlife on a landscape scale,” Huffman said in a statement. He’s introduced legislation that would identify the problem of trespass grows, expand land protections and free up funds to address it.

CROP is also pushing lawmakers to increase penalties for anyone who brings toxic chemicals to public lands. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said last year that federal authorities are concentrating their efforts on hazardous illegal grows.

Nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms raided in California in 2018 contained traces of carbofuran, researchers at the Integral Ecology Research Center in northwestern California said last year.

That was a jump from chemicals found at about 75% of illegal growing operations discovered on public land in 2017, and it was six times as high as in 2012.

UN warns Boliva crisis could 'spin out of control' after nine left dead following latest outburst in violence

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Fuente: The Independent USA

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The United Nations has warned mounting unrest in Bolivia could “spin out of control” after nine people died in the latest escalation of violence between between security forces and supporters of former president Evo Morales.

Protesters loyal to Mr Morales, who resigned from office and fled to Mexico after being accused of electoral fraud, were fired upon by armed police on Friday after attempting to cross a military checkpoint in the central city of Sacaba.






































Witnesses reported seeing the bloodied bodies of several demonstrators, while dozens more were rushed to hospitals. Bolivia’s national ombudsman later confirmed nine people had died, bringing the death toll from the violence which has rocked the country to 23.

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The protests follow <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/jeanine-anez" class="body-link" data-vars-item-name="BL-9206266-/topic/jeanine-anez" data-vars-event-id="c6">Jeanine Anez</a>&rsquo;s assumption of presidential power earlier this week following last month&rsquo;s disputed election. The 52-year-old stepped in to fill the political vacuum after Bolivia&rsquo;s vice-president and the leaders of the senate and lower house joined Mr Morales in resigning.





































On Saturday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet issued a statement calling the latest deaths &ldquo;an extremely dangerous development.&rdquo;


































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                A protester wearing a yellow jacket waves a French flag in a fountain during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the "yellow vests" movement in Nice, France


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                EPA

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            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg" layout="fill" alt="13 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="10"><h2><span class="count">4/50</span> 13 November 2019</h2>

                An anti-government protester flashes the V-sign for victory in front of burning tyres used to block a main road at the entrance of Tripoli. The previous night, street protests erupted across Lebanon after President Michel Aoun defended the role of his allies, the Shiite movement Hezbollah, in Lebanon's government, cutting off several major roads. In his televised address, Aoun proposed a government that includes both technocrats and politicians


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg" layout="fill" alt="12 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="7"><h2><span class="count">5/50</span> 12 November 2019</h2>

                An Israeli missile launching from the Iron Dome defence missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells. They were sent up to intercept rockets launched from the nearby Palestinian Gaza Strip. Israel's military killed a commander for Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg" layout="fill" alt="11 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="7"><h2><span class="count">6/50</span> 11 November 2019</h2>

                A species of deer thought to be extinct, the chevrotain, has been spotted for the first time in 30 years in the wilds of Vietnam. The deer is around the size of a domestic cat


                SIE/GWC/Leibniz-IZW/NCNP /SWNS.C

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg" layout="fill" alt="10 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">7/50</span> 10 November 2019</h2>

                The royal motorcade of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, under tight security, passes through a street in Tokyo. Thousands of people gathered for the rare open-top car parade featuring the newly enthroned Emperor


                Kyodo News via AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg" layout="fill" alt="9 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">8/50</span> 9 November 2019</h2>

                People knock over a mock-up of the former Berlin Wall during a performance prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin v RB Leipzig on the 30 anniversary of the fall off the wall 


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg" layout="fill" alt="8 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="7"><h2><span class="count">9/50</span> 8 November 2019</h2>

                Flames from an out of control bushfire from a nearby residential area in Harrington, northeast of Sydney. Australian firefighters warned they were in "uncharted territory" as they struggled to contain dozens of out-of-control bushfires across the east of the country


                Kelly-ann Oosterbeek/AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg" layout="fill" alt="7 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">10/50</span> 7 November 2019</h2>

                Demonstrators shine lasers during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, the capital


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG" layout="fill" alt="6 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">11/50</span> 6 November 2019</h2>

                Activists from India's main opposition Congress party shout slogans as they are stopped by police during a protest against what the activists say is economic slowdown in the country, in Guwahati, India


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg" layout="fill" alt="5 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">12/50</span> 5 November 2019</h2>

                Smoke rises from a fire in downtown Lagos, Nigeria. Firefighters worked hard to try and extinguish a fire at the Balogun market. Thick black smoke and flames shot from the five-story buildings as fire trucks attempted to get access


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg" layout="fill" alt="4 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">13/50</span> 4 November 2019</h2>

                Women run down a sand dune as they take part in the desert trek "Rose Trip Maroc" in the erg Chebbi near Merzouga. It is a female-oriented trek where teams of three must travel through the southern Moroccan Sahara desert with a compass, a map and a topographical reporter


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg" layout="fill" alt="3 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">14/50</span> 3 November 2019</h2>

                Riot police descend an escalator inside the City Plaza mall in Hong Kong after a bloody knife fight wounded six people there. A local pro-democracy politician had his ear bitten off during another chaotic day of political unrest in the city


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg" layout="fill" alt="2 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">15/50</span> 2 November 2019</h2>

                People participate in the celebration of the 'muerteadas de Jalapa del Valle', as part of the Day of the Dead in Mexico


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg" layout="fill" alt="1 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">16/50</span> 1 November 2019</h2>

                Firefighters work to control flames from a backfire during the Maria fire in Santa Paula, California


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg" layout="fill" alt="31 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">17/50</span> 31 October 2019</h2>

                Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, over the Vestrahorn mountain in the east of Iceland


                PA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg" layout="fill" alt="30 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">18/50</span> 30 October 2019</h2>

                A model presents a creation at the show Heaven Gaia by Xiong Ying during the China Fashion Week in Beijing. The fashion event runs from 25 October to 2 November


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg" layout="fill" alt="29 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">19/50</span> 29 October 2019</h2>

                Hindu devotees collect rice as offerings on 'Annakut' or 'Govardhan Puja' festival at the Madan Mohan temple in Kolkata. People in large numbers gather at the temple to collect the rice offerings in the belief that it will keep them in good health and they'll never face poverty or scarcity of food


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg" layout="fill" alt="28 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">20/50</span> 28 October 2019</h2>

                Authorities investigate after a Port Authority bus was caught in a sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg" layout="fill" alt="27 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">21/50</span> 27 October 2019</h2>

                South Africa players celebrate after beating Wales in their Rugby World Cup semi-final match. The Springboks will face England in next Saturday's final following fly-half Handre Pollard's match-winning penalty four minutes from time. The match ended 19-16


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg" layout="fill" alt="26 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">22/50</span> 26 October 2019</h2>

                Participants from Thailand pose in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall as they take part in the annual gay pride parade in Taipei. Some two hundred thousand revellers marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="4.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg" layout="fill" alt="25 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="9"><h2><span class="count">23/50</span> 25 October 2019</h2>

                A girl enjoys a ball bath as she is being photographed at the made-for-Instagram museum 'Cali Dreams' in Dusseldorf, Germany. No artworks are shown in this museum, rather each visitor himself becomes an artwork by staging himself in front of one of the 25 sceneries. Cali Dreams is initially open for three months. After this test phase, however, the museum is planned as a long-term project


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg" layout="fill" alt="24 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">24/50</span> 24 October 2019</h2>

                A fire lorry speeds towards a rampant wildfire near Geyserville, California


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg" layout="fill" alt="23 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">25/50</span> 23 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters facing Lebanese army soldiers wave national flags in the area of Jal al-Dib in the northern outskirts of Beirut. A week of unprecedented street protests against the political class showed no signs of abating, despite the army moving to reopen key roads. Protests were sparked on October 17 by a proposed tax on WhatsApp and other messaging apps


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg" layout="fill" alt="22 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">26/50</span> 22 October 2019</h2>

                Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to supporters beside his wife Sophie after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal. He managed to hold on to power, albeit of a minority government, in one of the most divisive elections in the country&rsquo;s history


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg" layout="fill" alt="21 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">27/50</span> 21 October 2019</h2>

                A convoy of US vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, on the outskirts of Dohuk, Iraq


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg" layout="fill" alt="20 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">28/50</span> 20 October 2019</h2>

                Japan players go over to thank their fans after South Africa beat them in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. Makazole Mapimpi double ended the hosts&rsquo; dreams in Tokyo 3-26. The Springboks will now face Wales in the semi-finals for a place in the final


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG" layout="fill" alt="19 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">29/50</span> 19 October 2019</h2>

                Archaeologists remove the cover of an ancient painted coffin discovered at Al-Asasif Necropolis in the Vally of Kings in Luxor, Egypt 


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="5.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg" layout="fill" alt="18 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="11"><h2><span class="count">30/50</span> 18 October 2019</h2>

                A protester throws a tire on a fire to block the highway north of Beirut, Lebanon. Protesters, mainly civil activists, started demonstrating in the downtown area on 17 October, condemning proposed taxes in the 2020 budget. An unexpected addition to impose a daily fee for using WhatsApp calls caused outrage. However, according to the Telecommunications Minister Mohamed Choucair, the charge will not make it through the government palace after the impact it has made on the streets


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg" layout="fill" alt="17 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">31/50</span> 17 October 2019</h2>

                Children watch as army tanks are transported on trucks in the outskirts of the town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border of Syria


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg" layout="fill" alt="16 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="2"><h2><span class="count">32/50</span> 16 October 2019</h2>

                North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu


                KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg" layout="fill" alt="15 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">33/50</span> 15 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters create a burning barricade after the Supreme Court in Madrid handed lengthy prison sentences to nine of the detained Catalonian leaders for up to 13 years each


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg" layout="fill" alt="14 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">34/50</span> 14 October 2019</h2>

                Protestors light their torches during a peaceful rally in central Hong Kong's business district. The protests that started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill have since snowballed into an anti-China campaign amid anger over what many view as Beijing's interference in Hong Kong's autonomy that was granted when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg" layout="fill" alt="13 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">35/50</span> 13 October 2019</h2>

                Japan players celebrate victory after beating Scotland 28-21 to reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup for the first ever time. The hosts head coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to those who lost their lives in Typhoon Hagibis


                Getty Images

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg" layout="fill" alt="12 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">36/50</span> 12 October 2019</h2>

                Surging waves generated by typhoon Hagibis hit the seashore in Mihama, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Hagibis is the strongest storm to hit in six decades and battered the country&rsquo;s main island with torrential rain and violent winds


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg" layout="fill" alt="11 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">37/50</span> 11 October 2019</h2>

                Firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, California


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg" layout="fill" alt="10 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">38/50</span> 10 October 2019</h2>

                People run to take cover after mortars fired from Syria, in Akcakale, Turkey. An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the mortars in Sanliurfa province's border town of Akcakale and at least two people were wounded


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg" layout="fill" alt="9 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">39/50</span> 9 October 2019</h2>

                Policemen climb over a wall close to the site of a shooting where at least two people were killed at multiple locations in Germany, including near a synagogue in the city of Halle


                dpa/AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg" layout="fill" alt="8 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">40/50</span> 8 October 2019</h2>

                This multi-exposure picture shows USA's Simone Biles performing on the beam during the women's team final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/07/17/2019-10-07T082843Z-270194520-RC1B2F6EF650-RTRMADP-3-CLIMATE-CHANGE-AUSTRALIA-PROTESTS.JPG" layout="fill" alt="7 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/07/17/2019-10-07T082843Z-270194520-RC1B2F6EF650-RTRMADP-3-CLIMATE-CHANGE-AUSTRALIA-PROTESTS.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/07/17/2019-10-07T082843Z-270194520-RC1B2F6EF650-RTRMADP-3-CLIMATE-CHANGE-AUSTRALIA-PROTESTS.JPG?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/07/17/2019-10-07T082843Z-270194520-RC1B2F6EF650-RTRMADP-3-CLIMATE-CHANGE-AUSTRALIA-PROTESTS.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/07/17/2019-10-07T082843Z-270194520-RC1B2F6EF650-RTRMADP-3-CLIMATE-CHANGE-AUSTRALIA-PROTESTS.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">41/50</span> 7 October 2019</h2>

                Extinction Rebellion activists block an intersection in Melbourne, Australia


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg" layout="fill" alt="6 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">42/50</span> 6 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters hold smoke grenades as they gather in central Kiev to demand broader autonomy for separatist territories, part of a plan to end a war with Russian-backed fighters 


                Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg" layout="fill" alt="5 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">43/50</span> 5 October 2019</h2>

                Anti-government protesters rush to an injured man during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg" layout="fill" alt="4 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">44/50</span> 4 October 2019</h2>

                Footage of a hugely rare polka dot zebra has been captured in Kenya. The foal was photographed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve


                Abdelrahman Hassanein

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg" layout="fill" alt="3 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">45/50</span> 3 October 2019</h2>

                A devotee dressed as the Hindu deity Maha Kali performs during Navratri festival celebrations in Ajmer in Rajasthan state, India


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg" layout="fill" alt="2 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">46/50</span> 2 October 2019</h2>

                A gust of wind lifts the cassock of Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St.Peter's square in the Vatican


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg" layout="fill" alt="1 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">47/50</span> 1 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters clash with an Iraqi riot police vehicle during a demonstration against state corruption and poor services in Baghdad


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/30/18/jakarta-protests.jpg" layout="fill" alt="30 September 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/30/18/jakarta-protests.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/30/18/jakarta-protests.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/30/18/jakarta-protests.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/30/18/jakarta-protests.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">48/50</span> 30 September 2019</h2>

                A student protester throws a burning stick at riot police officers during a clash in Jakarta, Indonesia


                AP

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            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/29/15/2019-09-29T090837Z-1963946413-RC11B6161D60-RTRMADP-3-HONGKONG-PROTESTS.JPG" layout="fill" alt="29 September 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/29/15/2019-09-29T090837Z-1963946413-RC11B6161D60-RTRMADP-3-HONGKONG-PROTESTS.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/29/15/2019-09-29T090837Z-1963946413-RC11B6161D60-RTRMADP-3-HONGKONG-PROTESTS.JPG?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/29/15/2019-09-29T090837Z-1963946413-RC11B6161D60-RTRMADP-3-HONGKONG-PROTESTS.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/29/15/2019-09-29T090837Z-1963946413-RC11B6161D60-RTRMADP-3-HONGKONG-PROTESTS.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">49/50</span> 29 September 2019</h2>

                An anti-government protester wearing a mask depicting U.S. President Donald Trump is pushed away by riot police during a demonstration at Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong, China


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
            <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/28/17/2019-09-28T104613Z-1677239079-UP1EF9S0G3RWH-RTRMADP-3-RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-JPN-IRL.JPG" layout="fill" alt="28 September 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/28/17/2019-09-28T104613Z-1677239079-UP1EF9S0G3RWH-RTRMADP-3-RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-JPN-IRL.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/28/17/2019-09-28T104613Z-1677239079-UP1EF9S0G3RWH-RTRMADP-3-RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-JPN-IRL.JPG?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/28/17/2019-09-28T104613Z-1677239079-UP1EF9S0G3RWH-RTRMADP-3-RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-JPN-IRL.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/09/28/17/2019-09-28T104613Z-1677239079-UP1EF9S0G3RWH-RTRMADP-3-RUGBY-UNION-WORLDCUP-JPN-IRL.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-fill i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="fill"><!-- nothing --></div>
            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">50/50</span> 28 September 2019</h2>

                A Japan fan smiles before the Japan v Ireland Rugby World Cup match in Shizuoka, Japan


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure></amp-carousel><amp-carousel class="mobile-only i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" layout="flex-item" type="slides" controls loop i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/16/15/2019-11-16T151039Z-832425471-RC2FCD9VPUZS-RTRMADP-3-FRANCE-PROTESTS-ANNIVERSARY.JPG" layout="flex-item" alt="16 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/16/15/2019-11-16T151039Z-832425471-RC2FCD9VPUZS-RTRMADP-3-FRANCE-PROTESTS-ANNIVERSARY.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/16/15/2019-11-16T151039Z-832425471-RC2FCD9VPUZS-RTRMADP-3-FRANCE-PROTESTS-ANNIVERSARY.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/16/15/2019-11-16T151039Z-832425471-RC2FCD9VPUZS-RTRMADP-3-FRANCE-PROTESTS-ANNIVERSARY.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">1/50</span> 16 November 2019</h2>

                A protester wearing a yellow jacket waves a French flag in a fountain during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the "yellow vests" movement in Nice, France


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/15/16/PALESTINE.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="15 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/15/16/PALESTINE.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/15/16/PALESTINE.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/15/16/PALESTINE.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/15/16/PALESTINE.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">2/50</span> 15 November 2019</h2>

                A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to return a tear gas canister fired by Israeli forces amid clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="5.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/14/17/Tent.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="14 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/14/17/Tent.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/14/17/Tent.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/14/17/Tent.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/14/17/Tent.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="11"><h2><span class="count">3/50</span> 14 November 2019</h2>

                A patient suffering from dengue fever receives medical treatment at an isolation ward at a hospital in Larkana, Pakistan. According to local reports, 26 deaths have been reported out of a total of 10,013 confirmed cases of dengue infection. Dengue fever is reportedly caused by a specific type of mosquito, the Aedes mosquito, that bites only during daytime, especially during sunrise and sunset.


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="13 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/13/15/lebanon-protests.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="10"><h2><span class="count">4/50</span> 13 November 2019</h2>

                An anti-government protester flashes the V-sign for victory in front of burning tyres used to block a main road at the entrance of Tripoli. The previous night, street protests erupted across Lebanon after President Michel Aoun defended the role of his allies, the Shiite movement Hezbollah, in Lebanon's government, cutting off several major roads. In his televised address, Aoun proposed a government that includes both technocrats and politicians


                AFP via Getty

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="12 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/12/17/iron-Dome-defence-missile.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="7"><h2><span class="count">5/50</span> 12 November 2019</h2>

                An Israeli missile launching from the Iron Dome defence missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells. They were sent up to intercept rockets launched from the nearby Palestinian Gaza Strip. Israel's military killed a commander for Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="11 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/11/17/extinct-deer.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="7"><h2><span class="count">6/50</span> 11 November 2019</h2>

                A species of deer thought to be extinct, the chevrotain, has been spotted for the first time in 30 years in the wilds of Vietnam. The deer is around the size of a domestic cat


                SIE/GWC/Leibniz-IZW/NCNP /SWNS.C

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="10 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/10/13/japan-emperor.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">7/50</span> 10 November 2019</h2>

                The royal motorcade of Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, under tight security, passes through a street in Tokyo. Thousands of people gathered for the rare open-top car parade featuring the newly enthroned Emperor


                Kyodo News via AP

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="9 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/09/16/berlin-wall-football.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">8/50</span> 9 November 2019</h2>

                People knock over a mock-up of the former Berlin Wall during a performance prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin v RB Leipzig on the 30 anniversary of the fall off the wall 


                AFP/Getty

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="8 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/08/12/bushfire-sydney.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="7"><h2><span class="count">9/50</span> 8 November 2019</h2>

                Flames from an out of control bushfire from a nearby residential area in Harrington, northeast of Sydney. Australian firefighters warned they were in "uncharted territory" as they struggled to contain dozens of out-of-control bushfires across the east of the country


                Kelly-ann Oosterbeek/AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="7 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/07/22/rtx77oal.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">10/50</span> 7 November 2019</h2>

                Demonstrators shine lasers during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, the capital


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG" layout="flex-item" alt="6 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/06/14/India.JPG?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">11/50</span> 6 November 2019</h2>

                Activists from India's main opposition Congress party shout slogans as they are stopped by police during a protest against what the activists say is economic slowdown in the country, in Guwahati, India


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="5 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/05/16/nigeria-fire.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">12/50</span> 5 November 2019</h2>

                Smoke rises from a fire in downtown Lagos, Nigeria. Firefighters worked hard to try and extinguish a fire at the Balogun market. Thick black smoke and flames shot from the five-story buildings as fire trucks attempted to get access


                AP

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="4 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/04/16/TREK-MAR-WOMEN.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">13/50</span> 4 November 2019</h2>

                Women run down a sand dune as they take part in the desert trek "Rose Trip Maroc" in the erg Chebbi near Merzouga. It is a female-oriented trek where teams of three must travel through the southern Moroccan Sahara desert with a compass, a map and a topographical reporter


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="3 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/03/18/Hong-Kong.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">14/50</span> 3 November 2019</h2>

                Riot police descend an escalator inside the City Plaza mall in Hong Kong after a bloody knife fight wounded six people there. A local pro-democracy politician had his ear bitten off during another chaotic day of political unrest in the city


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="2 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/02/18/Day-of.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">15/50</span> 2 November 2019</h2>

                People participate in the celebration of the 'muerteadas de Jalapa del Valle', as part of the Day of the Dead in Mexico


                EPA

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="1 November 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/11/01/11/CALIFORNIA-FIRE.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">16/50</span> 1 November 2019</h2>

                Firefighters work to control flames from a backfire during the Maria fire in Santa Paula, California


                AFP via Getty

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="31 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/31/14/Aurora-Borealis-iceland.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">17/50</span> 31 October 2019</h2>

                Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, over the Vestrahorn mountain in the east of Iceland


                PA

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="30 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/30/17/pictures-of-the-day-1.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">18/50</span> 30 October 2019</h2>

                A model presents a creation at the show Heaven Gaia by Xiong Ying during the China Fashion Week in Beijing. The fashion event runs from 25 October to 2 November


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="29 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/29/16/Annakut-kolkata.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">19/50</span> 29 October 2019</h2>

                Hindu devotees collect rice as offerings on 'Annakut' or 'Govardhan Puja' festival at the Madan Mohan temple in Kolkata. People in large numbers gather at the temple to collect the rice offerings in the belief that it will keep them in good health and they'll never face poverty or scarcity of food


                AFP via Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="28 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/28/17/pics-of-the-day-3.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">20/50</span> 28 October 2019</h2>

                Authorities investigate after a Port Authority bus was caught in a sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


                AP

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="27 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/27/13/south-africa-celebrate.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">21/50</span> 27 October 2019</h2>

                South Africa players celebrate after beating Wales in their Rugby World Cup semi-final match. The Springboks will face England in next Saturday's final following fly-half Handre Pollard's match-winning penalty four minutes from time. The match ended 19-16


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="26 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/26/13/TAIWAN-LGBT.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">22/50</span> 26 October 2019</h2>

                Participants from Thailand pose in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall as they take part in the annual gay pride parade in Taipei. Some two hundred thousand revellers marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="4.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="25 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/25/16/world-pic.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="9"><h2><span class="count">23/50</span> 25 October 2019</h2>

                A girl enjoys a ball bath as she is being photographed at the made-for-Instagram museum 'Cali Dreams' in Dusseldorf, Germany. No artworks are shown in this museum, rather each visitor himself becomes an artwork by staging himself in front of one of the 25 sceneries. Cali Dreams is initially open for three months. After this test phase, however, the museum is planned as a long-term project


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="24 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/24/14/california-fire.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">24/50</span> 24 October 2019</h2>

                A fire lorry speeds towards a rampant wildfire near Geyserville, California


                AFP/Getty

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="23 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/23/16/lebanon.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">25/50</span> 23 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters facing Lebanese army soldiers wave national flags in the area of Jal al-Dib in the northern outskirts of Beirut. A week of unprecedented street protests against the political class showed no signs of abating, despite the army moving to reopen key roads. Protests were sparked on October 17 by a proposed tax on WhatsApp and other messaging apps


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="22 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/Trudeau-canada-election.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">26/50</span> 22 October 2019</h2>

                Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to supporters beside his wife Sophie after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal. He managed to hold on to power, albeit of a minority government, in one of the most divisive elections in the country&rsquo;s history


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="21 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/22/09/US-SYRIA.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">27/50</span> 21 October 2019</h2>

                A convoy of US vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, on the outskirts of Dohuk, Iraq


                Reuters

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="20 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/20/17/japan-rugby.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">28/50</span> 20 October 2019</h2>

                Japan players go over to thank their fans after South Africa beat them in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. Makazole Mapimpi double ended the hosts&rsquo; dreams in Tokyo 3-26. The Springboks will now face Wales in the semi-finals for a place in the final


                Reuters

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG" layout="flex-item" alt="19 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/19/19/2019-10-19T115906Z-1089064294-RC1E0D873940-RTRMADP-3-EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY-LUXOR.JPG?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">29/50</span> 19 October 2019</h2>

                Archaeologists remove the cover of an ancient painted coffin discovered at Al-Asasif Necropolis in the Vally of Kings in Luxor, Egypt 


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="5.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="18 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/lebanon-protest.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="11"><h2><span class="count">30/50</span> 18 October 2019</h2>

                A protester throws a tire on a fire to block the highway north of Beirut, Lebanon. Protesters, mainly civil activists, started demonstrating in the downtown area on 17 October, condemning proposed taxes in the 2020 budget. An unexpected addition to impose a daily fee for using WhatsApp calls caused outrage. However, according to the Telecommunications Minister Mohamed Choucair, the charge will not make it through the government palace after the impact it has made on the streets


                EPA

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="17 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/17/18/Akcakale-tanks.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">31/50</span> 17 October 2019</h2>

                Children watch as army tanks are transported on trucks in the outskirts of the town of Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border of Syria


                AP

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="16 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/16/17/Kim-Jong-Un-horse.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="2"><h2><span class="count">32/50</span> 16 October 2019</h2>

                North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu


                KCNA VIA KNS/AFP/Getty

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="15 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/18/12/Catalonia-burning-barricade.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">33/50</span> 15 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters create a burning barricade after the Supreme Court in Madrid handed lengthy prison sentences to nine of the detained Catalonian leaders for up to 13 years each


                EPA

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="14 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/16/hong-kong.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="5"><h2><span class="count">34/50</span> 14 October 2019</h2>

                Protestors light their torches during a peaceful rally in central Hong Kong's business district. The protests that started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill have since snowballed into an anti-China campaign amid anger over what many view as Beijing's interference in Hong Kong's autonomy that was granted when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997


                AP

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="13 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-rugby.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">35/50</span> 13 October 2019</h2>

                Japan players celebrate victory after beating Scotland 28-21 to reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup for the first ever time. The hosts head coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to those who lost their lives in Typhoon Hagibis


                Getty Images

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="12 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/14/12/japan-hagibis.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">36/50</span> 12 October 2019</h2>

                Surging waves generated by typhoon Hagibis hit the seashore in Mihama, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Hagibis is the strongest storm to hit in six decades and battered the country&rsquo;s main island with torrential rain and violent winds


                EPA

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="11 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/11/17/fire-cali.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">37/50</span> 11 October 2019</h2>

                Firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, California


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="3"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="10 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/10/15/syria-Akcakale.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="6"><h2><span class="count">38/50</span> 10 October 2019</h2>

                People run to take cover after mortars fired from Syria, in Akcakale, Turkey. An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the mortars in Sanliurfa province's border town of Akcakale and at least two people were wounded


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="9 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/09/13/halle-shooting-1.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">39/50</span> 9 October 2019</h2>

                Policemen climb over a wall close to the site of a shooting where at least two people were killed at multiple locations in Germany, including near a synagogue in the city of Halle


                dpa/AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="8 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/08/16/simone-biles.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">40/50</span> 8 October 2019</h2>

                This multi-exposure picture shows USA's Simone Biles performing on the beam during the women's team final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart


                AFP/Getty

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            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">41/50</span> 7 October 2019</h2>

                Extinction Rebellion activists block an intersection in Melbourne, Australia


                Reuters

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="2"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="6 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/06/17/ukraine-protests.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">42/50</span> 6 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters hold smoke grenades as they gather in central Kiev to demand broader autonomy for separatist territories, part of a plan to end a war with Russian-backed fighters 


                Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="5 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/05/19/iraq-government.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">43/50</span> 5 October 2019</h2>

                Anti-government protesters rush to an injured man during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq


                AP

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="4 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/04/12/zebi.jpg?width=330&amp;height=220&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 300w" class="i-amphtml-layout-flex-item i-amphtml-layout-size-defined" i-amphtml-layout="flex-item"><!-- nothing --></div>

            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">44/50</span> 4 October 2019</h2>

                Footage of a hugely rare polka dot zebra has been captured in Kenya. The foal was photographed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve


                Abdelrahman Hassanein

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                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="3 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/03/17/AFP-1L0929.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="4"><h2><span class="count">45/50</span> 3 October 2019</h2>

                A devotee dressed as the Hindu deity Maha Kali performs during Navratri festival celebrations in Ajmer in Rajasthan state, India


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="2 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=736&amp;height=490&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 700w,
                    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/02/16/Pope.jpg?width=530&amp;height=353&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 500w,
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            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">46/50</span> 2 October 2019</h2>

                A gust of wind lifts the cassock of Pope Francis during the weekly general audience at St.Peter's square in the Vatican


                AFP/Getty

            </figcaption></figure><figure class="gallery-lightbox-slide" readability="1.5"><div class="img-wrapper landscape">
                <img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg" layout="flex-item" alt="1 October 2019" srcset="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2019/10/01/18/iraqi-clash.jpg?width=1368&amp;height=912&amp;fit=bounds&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;quality=70 1000w,
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            <figcaption readability="3"><h2><span class="count">47/50</span> 1 October 2019</h2>

                Protesters clash with an Iraqi riot police vehicle during a demonstration against state corruption and poor services in Baghdad


                AFP/Getty

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“I am really concerned that the situation in Bolivia could spin out of control if the authorities do not handle it sensitively and in accordance with international norms,” she said.

&ldquo;Repressive actions by the authorities... are likely to jeopardise any possible avenue for dialogue,&rdquo; she added.

































The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights also condemned Mr Anez&rsquo;s administration for issuing a decree it says &ldquo;exempts&nbsp;from criminal responsibility&rdquo; soldiers who have taken part in efforts to suppress the unrest.





































Mr Morales, who has said he is willing to return to Bolivia to stage a fresh round of elections, described Friday&rsquo;s violence as a &ldquo;massacre&rdquo;.

































He added: &ldquo;Now they are killing our brothers in Sacaba, Cochabamba.&rdquo;
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Pro-Morales politicians have been seeking to challenge the legitimacy of Ms Anez’s government, boycotting a congressional called to formalise her claim to the presidency, and have been attempting to stage new counter sessions.

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Ms Anez&rsquo;s appointment as interim leader has been endorsed by Bolivia&rsquo;s Constitutional Court &ndash; as well as the United States, which announced its support on Wednesday.

































So far, she has named members of her cabinet and appointed new personnel to lead the armed forces.

































In her first address to the nation as interim president, Ms Anez stressed her position was &ldquo;strictly provisional&rdquo;, adding she plans to &ldquo;call for new general elections in the earliest possible time.&rdquo;

































She later told CNN. &ldquo;Obviously, as soon as we can, we will call general elections so the Bolivian people can have a president elected by us in a democratic manner.&rdquo;



















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Ms Anez stressed Mr Morales would not be allowed to participate in the new elections, which are supposed to be held within three months, and that he would face possible legal charges for electoral fraud were he to return to Bolivia.

































She will now need to form a new electoral court and get congress, which is controlled by Mr Morales&rsquo;s Movement for Socialism party, to vote on a new election. All of this must be achieved by 22 January, when the exiled ex-president's current term was due to end.
Interim president Jeanine Anez has promised to stage new elections (AFP via Getty Images)

Mr Morales resigned last Sunday, under pressure from Bolivian military officials, shortly after an Organisation of American States audit reported widespread irregularities in the election results from 20 October.

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This came after weeks of protests, fuelled by allegations of electoral manipulation, and controversy over the decision to allow the 60-year-old to run for a fourth term.

































Bolivia&rsquo;s first indigenous president subsequently arrived in Mexico under a grant of asylum, leaving his country behind in turmoil. His resignation still needed to be approved by both houses of congress, and politicians could not assemble the numbers needed for formal sessions.&nbsp;

































Mr Anez forged ahead regardless, arguing that Bolivia could not wait.

































As a result, Mr Morales, a one-time llama shepherd from the Bolivian highlands, claims he technically remains president.



















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Supporters of Mr Morales, who as Bolivia&rsquo;s president last survivor from the &ldquo;pink tide&rdquo; of South American leftist leaders, have been staging disruptive protests since his resignation, setting up blockades that forced closure of schools and caused shortages of gasoline in La Paz.

































The 60-year-old was first elected as president in 2006. He won praise for lifting millions out of poverty, increasing social rights and presiding over stability and high economic growth in South America&rsquo;s poorest country.

































He said the decision to relinquish power had been taken in response to mounting pressure and&nbsp;to stop fellow socialist leaders from being &ldquo;harassed, persecuted and threatened&rdquo;.



















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&ldquo;While I have life I&rsquo;ll stay in politics, the fight continues,&rdquo; he said last week. &ldquo;All the people of the world have the right to free themselves from discrimination and humiliation.&rdquo;











&ldquo;The president of Mexico saved my life,&rdquo; he added, thanking president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for granting him asylum.&nbsp;











<em>Additional reporting by agencies</em>

Gunman still at large after killing outside Chicago school

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Fuente: ABC News

Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly shot and killed his daughter’s mother’s new boyfriend of outside of a Chicago elementary school

Authorities are still searching for a man who allegedly shot and killed his daughter’s mother’s new boyfriend of outside of a Chicago elementary school.

Police say the gunman approached Richard Buick in his SUV early Friday outside of Moving Everest Charter School in the city’s West Side. The shooter fired and fled. Authorities say his 6-year-old daughter and her mother, who was holding a baby, were walking into the school.

Teacher Scott Musso and school nurse Amanda Thorsen heard the shooting. They went outside and started to perform CPR while Buick was in the driver’s seat because they couldn’t get him out.

Buick’s foot slipped and hit the gas, jolting the SUV forward. Musso, a former firefighter and paramedic, told The Chicago Tribune that he began steering to avoid hitting anyone and that he eventually steered the car into a guardrail to stop it.

Buick was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chicago police spokesman Michael Carroll says the suspected shooter remains at large. Police haven’t released his name.

Brazil’s Conservatives: Court Case Freeing Ex-President Could Free 200,000 Other Criminals

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Conservative leaders in Brazil expressed deep discontent at the Supreme Court’s decision to free criminal socialist ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva this week — and warned the ruling sets the table to free as many as 200,000 convicted murderers, rapists, and other criminals nationwide.

According to Poder360 and data from the National Justice Council, over 193,000 criminals could take advantage of this decision and be released from prison.

Brazil’s top court freed Lula on November 10, arguing that convicts who had not fully exhausted their appeals process could not be kept behind bars. Lula had been sentenced to over a decade in prison for using tax dollars, in the form of contractor kickbacks, to buy a luxury beachfront condominium. The decision suggests that no court outside of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), which is in charge of interpreting the Constitution, and the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ), which oversees the interpretation of federal laws in lower courts, can jail a person, because no conviction by a lower court is final.

Therefore, any criminal serving time in prison who has not exhausted all available appeals can petition to be freed and use the Lula ruling as established precedent.

In a country where crime rates are still significant, despite the marvelous job the Bolsonaro administration is doing on the subject, this decision endangers the lives and safety of 200 million Brazilians.

“We cannot allow the Supreme Court to impose [legal] interpretations of matters that are of high cost for the population,” said Congresswoman Caroline de Toni during an intervention at Parliament. “The interpretation [of the law] in favor of imprisonment before the exhaustion of appeals was established until 2009, when Mensalão [a widespread corruption scandal] broke out.”

This ruling, assures the Congresswoman in a video, “puts in risk operation Lava Jato, and will insert into society a real legion of thugs.”

Lava Jato, or Operation Car Wash, is a sprawling, nationwide corruption investigation that has resulted in dozens of politicians from nearly every political party behind bars. Law enforcement officials revealed a scheme, developed under Lula, in which private contractors would overcharge on public infrastructure projects and kick back a percentage of the people’s money to ensure politicians did not find a cheaper contractor. It worked, at an industrial scale, for nearly a decade.

De Toni is leading the charge in Brazil’s Congress to pass a constitutional amendment overruling the Supreme Court decision freeing Lula and allowing the imprisonment of convicts while they process appeals.

“We need to pass the constitutional amendment as soon as possible. It is absurd for a country to judge criminals three times in order for them to go to prison. It takes too long!” Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro of São Paulo told me. President Jair Bolsonaro’s son added, “Plus it is irrational, considering the size of Brazil and the number of people we have.”

Bolsonaro assured “the need to attack from all sides possible, via a bill or constitutional amendment. The [constitutional amendment] is being debated at the CCJ [Constitution and Justice parliamentary commission], and we have the necessary votes — as long as the Centrist congressmen don’t change their votes against prison after the second appeal. If the current scenario in the Commission remains the same, we surely will approve it.”

Conservative activists have expressed support for the legislation.

“The Brazilian Conservative Movement [MBC] will support any possible measure to revert or to reduce the damage caused against Brazil” by the Supreme Court decision, Mauricio Costa, leader of the Movement, told me. “Whether it be constitutional amendment 410 … or impeaching Supreme Court judges.”

The MBC is one of the biggest conservative movements in Brazil. They describe themselves as “based on the restoration of the pillars of Western civilization and the combat against the cultural domination of destructive revolutionary ideologies in our country.”

The group has suffered physical attacks from left-wing agitators, just as the nation’s president suffered an assassination attempt last year a month before the election at the hands of a socialist assailant. Two days before speaking to me, Costa was the victim of a vicious assault by communists caught on video.

MBC has called, along with other conservative movements, for a huge national protest to push Davi Alcolumbre, the president of the National Congress, to accept the request for the impeachment of STF judges, beginning with Justice Gilmar Mendes, hoping it would later trigger a domino effect against other judges.

Mendes has strongly opposed Lava Jato publicly and used his position to neutralize investigations against Aécio Neves, another politician imprisoned by Operation Car Wash. The judge has also been denounced for obstruction of justice and collaboration with a Lava Jato suspect, former governor of Mato Grosso state Silval Barbosa.
Rafael Valera is the Communications Director of the Venezuelan conservative movement Rumbo Libertad.

Géorgie: des milliers de manifestants réclament des élections anticipées

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Fuente: Le Figaro - Le Flash Actu

Des milliers de personnes manifestaient dimanche en Géorgie, à l’appel de l’opposition, après le rejet par la majorité au pouvoir d’une réforme du système électoral promise pour mettre fin à une précédente vague de contestation.

Plus de 10.000 manifestants se sont rassemblés dans l’après-midi devant le Parlement à Tbilissi, capitale de ce pays du Caucase, selon un journaliste de l’AFP sur place.

Ils étaient munis de drapeaux géorgiens et européens ainsi que d’une banderole géante «Tous contre un», adressée à Bidzina Ivanichvili, chef du parti majoritaire Rêve géorgien.

Sous pression de la rue en juin, le puissant oligarque Bidzina Ivanichvili avait promis de supprimer le mode de scrutin mixte pour les législatives d’octobre 2020 et d’introduire la proportionnelle.

Mais malgré la majorité écrasante de Rêve géorgien au Parlement, celui-ci a rejeté cette réforme, suscitant la colère des partis d’opposition, qui accusent M. Ivanichvili d’avoir orchestré l’échec du projet de loi et affirment que le parti au pouvoir bénéficie injustement du système actuel.

La manifestation anti-gouvernement de dimanche a été précédée par un autre rassemblement d’opposition cette semaine.

Négociations inédites

Sur fond des protestations, les leaders de quasiment tous les partis d’opposition ont organisé jeudi des négociations inédites, en se promettant de mettre de côté leurs différends et de former un front uni contre le Rêve géorgien.

Conduit par l’homme le plus riche de Géorgie, Rêve géorgien est au pouvoir depuis 2012 mais sa popularité a fortement baissé ces derniers mois sur fond de stagnation économique et de craintes d’un recul des acquis démocratiques de cette ex-république soviétique.

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes avaient manifesté en juin contre M. Ivanichvili, soupçonné de contrôler en sous-main le pays et son gouvernement.

À l’origine, les manifestations avaient été déclenchées par la présence de députés russes au Parlement géorgien, alors que les deux pays se sont opposés au cours d’une courte guerre en 2008. La police a réprimé ces rassemblements, laissant plusieurs manifestants éborgnés.

La vague de protestation avait finalement reflué avec la promesse d’une réforme électorale.

Bruno Le Maire se dit « ouvert » à une reprise de la dette des hôpitaux publics

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Le secteur hospitalier est en proie à une forte mobilisation sociale depuis des mois, pour réclamer des hausses de moyens et d’effectifs.

Le Monde avec AFP et Reuters Publié aujourd’hui à 16h47

Temps de Lecture 1 min.


Lors de la manifestations des personnels hospitaliers dans les rues de Paris, le 14 novembre. Michel Euler / AP

Le ministre de l’économie, Bruno Le Maire, n’a pas exclu, dimanche 17 novembre, une reprise de la dette des hôpitaux publics, alors que le gouvernement doit présenter mercredi un plan d’action renforcée pour ce secteur en proie à une forte mobilisation sociale depuis des mois.

M. Le Maire, interrogé sur ce sujet lors de l’émission « BFM Politique » de BFM-Le Parisien, a ainsi déclaré : « Je suis ouvert à toutes les solutions du moment qu’elles sont rapides, efficaces et qu’elles concernent les personnels hospitaliers en priorité. »

« Il faut mettre le paquet sur l’hôpital » et « nous ne compterons pas notre effort », a-t-il ajouté. « Le ministère de l’économie et des finances est parfaitement lucide sur la nécessité qu’il y a (…) de leur donner les moyens de fonctionner bien », a insisté M. Le Maire, confirmant donc que Bercy ne ferme plus la porte à une reprise partielle ou totale de cette dette, qui s’élève à 30 milliards d’euros.

Des milliers de médecins, d’aides-soignants, mais aussi d’infirmiers, de doyens et d’étudiants avaient manifesté jeudi un peu partout en France, pour dénoncer leurs conditions de travail. Le président de la République avait alors promis dans la journée que des « décisions fortes » seraient présentées mercredi par l’exécutif, avec des moyens supplémentaires, pour répondre à la colère du personnel hospitalier.

Lire aussi les témoignages : « Chaque jour, j’ai des infirmières qui craquent et qui pleurent »

Bruno Le Maire a précisé que des discussions auraient lieu lundi ou mardi entre les ministres concernés.

« Le statu quo n’est pas une option »

Egalement interrogé sur la réforme des retraites, il a mis l’accent sur la nécessité d’avoir un système « à l’équilibre », mais aussi « simple et juste », a-t-il ajouté.

M. Le Maire n’a pas souhaité se prononcer sur l’introduction éventuelle d’une « clause du grand-père » – permettant d’appliquer le système de retraite à points uniquement aux nouveaux entrants sur le marché du travail. « Laissons le débat », a-t-il fait valoir, en notant que « ça vaut le coup de prendre le temps » pour une réforme qui concerne la « solidarité. »

Lire aussi : L’exécutif inquiet face à la propagation des foyers de tensions autour de la réforme des retraites

Il a d’autre part jugé nécessaire la réforme du travail de nuit : « Mais il faut avoir l’humilité de prendre le temps pour discuter, dialoguer (…) pour trouver les justes compensations. »

« Le statu quo n’est pas une option pour le gouvernement », a affirmé Bruno Le Maire. « Notre responsabilité » est « d’aller au bout de la transformation économique et sociale pour laquelle nous avons été élus. »

En Algérie, la campagne présidentielle commence en catimini

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La campagne électorale pour la présidentielle en Algérie a débuté dimanche dans la discrétion, sept mois après la démission d’Abdelaziz Bouteflika, alors que le déroulement et l’issue de ce scrutin sont incertains en raison de son rejet total par le mouvement de contestation.

Les cinq candidats en lice ont tous participé à ou soutenu les deux décennies de présidence Bouteflika et sont vilipendés par une bonne partie de la population.

Parmi eux, les ex-premiers ministres de M. Bouteflika Ali Benflis et Abdelmajid Tebboune, des septuagénaires, font figure de favoris. À leurs côtés: Azzedine Mihoubi, Abdelaziz Belaid et Abdelkader Bengrina.

La campagne, qui se terminera le 8 décembre à minuit, trois jours avant le scrutin, «s’annonce très difficile», avertit l’universitaire Mohamed Hennad. «J’espère qu’il n’y aura pas de violence et que la contestation demeurera pacifique».

Le «Hirak», mouvement de contestation inédit apparu en février, ne faiblit pas -des manifestations massives continuent chaque semaine- et refuse en bloc ce scrutin présidentiel.

Après avoir obtenu en avril le départ d’Abdelaziz Bouteflika, les contestataires s’étaient déjà opposés à une élection présidentielle prévue le 4 juillet, annulée faute de candidats.

Preuve que cette campagne est «rejetée», explique M. Hennad à l’AFP, aucun candidat n’a osé apposer ses affiches électorales sur les panneaux prévus à cet effet dans la capitale.

Le grande inconnue demeure la réaction du pouvoir

Mohamed Hennad, professeur en Sciences politiques à l’université d’Alger

Si la plupart des panneaux sont restés vierges, certains ont été détruits et d’autres ont été «recouverts d’insultes». Dans certains endroits, «des affiches de détenus d’opinion ou la liste de leurs noms ont été collées sur ces panneaux. C’est tout un symbole», estime encore cet ancien professeur en Sciences politiques à l’université d’Alger.

Près d’une centaine de manifestants du Hirak sont détenus et/ou sont poursuivis en Algérie, selon le comité national de libération des détenus (CNLD).

Pour M. Hennad, «le grande inconnue demeure la réaction du pouvoir» face à ce rejet catégorique du mouvement de contestation.

Le général Ahmed Gaïd Salah, homme fort du pays depuis la démission de M. Bouteflika, et le haut commandement militaire refusent tout autre scénario de sortie de crise qu’une élection présidentielle et la mise en place d’institutions de transition réclamée par les manifestants.

Samedi soir, le haut commandement a lancé un appel aux Algériens pour les «exhorter» à «participer activement aux côtés des forces» de sécurité afin d’«assurer la réussite de ce rendez-vous crucial pour l’avenir du pays».

«Loin des yeux»

Le communiqué de l’armée précise que les dispositions ont été prises afin de «permettre au peuple algérien de participer massivement à la campagne électorale et au prochain scrutin présidentiel en toute liberté et transparence.»

Depuis près d’un mois, la télévision publique montre des manifestations dans certaines villes en faveur des élections et soutenant le général Gaïd Salah.

A Alger, Youssef, étudiant de 22 ans, regarde les panneaux d’affichages vierges. «Loin des yeux, loin de la colère du peuple», dit-il. «Chiche! Qu’ils viennent dans les quartiers populaires afficher leurs portraits et essayer de nous convaincre», lance son ami Mohamed Amine, 23 ans, également étudiant.

Aucun candidat n’a organisé de meeting dans la capitale ou dans une des principales villes du nord, où le refus d’une présidentielle est clamé chaque semaine.

M. Bengrina a planifié dimanche une tournée dans la capitale avec la presse tout en refusant d’indiquer à l’avance les endroits où il se rendait, les médias étant priés de l’accompagner dans le cortège.

«Si ces élections sont honnêtes, alors la participation se résumera aux cinq candidats, leurs familles, leurs proches, les opportunistes qui les entourent et quelques milliers de votants. En étant très généreux, le taux de participation sera de moins de 10%», relève avec le sourire Mohamed Benbrahim, un octogénaire.

Dans le quartier populaire de Bab el Oued à Alger, Ahmed, un enseignant à la retraite, assure que «cette présidentielle sera enseignée dans les livres d’histoire». «Une élection avec des candidats, mais sans le peuple… C’est vrai que nous (les Algériens) sommes uniques».

Venice floods: Further warnings of high tides

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Finance minister fudged Budget figures to hide real deficit: Yashwant Sinha

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Fuente: The Indian Express India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha. (File Photo)
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday accused Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of “fudging” budget numbers to conceal the real fiscal deficit.

Speaking at the Mumbai Lit Fest, Sinha, a former finance minister himself, alleged that Sitharaman relied on estimates used in the interim budget of February 1, though the CAG had later provided revised estimates till July 5, when the annual budget was presented.

The finance minister, in response to similar objections earlier, had claimed that every figure in the Budget was authentic.

“She used revised estimates….because the revenue receipts had declined so considerably that she wouldn’t have claimed that fiscal deficit would be only 3.3 per cent or whatever that claim was,” Sinha said.

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“She fudged the figures and it was so blatantly obvious that the figures were fudged,” he alleged.

He had called up a few MPs highlighting the discrepancy, but none of them took it up in the House, he said.

The bureaucrat-turned-politician said the country was in a “mess”, which was far more serious than what was imagined six months ago, and extended beyond the economy.

He also hit out at the Narendra Modi government for revoking the Overseas Citizen of India status of writer Atish Taseer, comparing the situation to Emergency, and added that an era of “personal vendetta” had begun.

Taseer’s OCI status was withdrawn for allegedly not disclosing that his father was a Pakistani national. The Government had denied that it had anything to do with his unflattering article about Modi in the Time magazine.

Referring to jailed former finance minister P Chidambaram, Sinha alleged that the Modi government had also scrutinised all the decisions taken by him (Sinha) in the last four decades.

He had, still, chosen to speak his mind, he added. The current “undeclared emergency” is far more pernicious than a declared emergency, the former BJP leader said.

He also alleged that his son Jayant Sinha, who was a minister of state for finance in the first Modi government, suffered because of Sinha’s criticism of the BJP.

Jayant was shifted to an “insignificant ministry” (civil aviation) and in 2019, despite retaining his Bhagalpur seat with a bigger margin, was dropped from the government, Sinha said.

“He got his reward thanks to me,” Sinha added.

El Soliss Talavera paga una reacción tardía

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Fuente: La Tribuna de Toledo Portada

El Soliss Talavera saldó con su segunda derrota, por 3-4, el encuentro que le midió en el Primero de Mayo a ElPozo Ciudad de Murcia. Los locales pagaron muy caro sus regalos al rival y una reacción tardía durante la segunda parte en un partido que estuvieron a punto de empatar después de tener tres goles de desventaja. Los de Rubén Barrios se sitúan a dos puntos del descenso y en la próxima jornada tendrán un largo desplazamiento al feudo del Unión África Ceutí.
En cuanto al partido, tras un aviso del Ciudad de Murcia, los talaveranos dispusieron de varias oportunidades consecutivas para adelantarse en el marcador por medio de Manu Cebrián, Víctor López o Anass.
Después de este inicio fulgurante, el encuentro se equilibró. Pero, poco a poco, el Ciudad de Murcia fue de menos a más hasta que llegó en el minuto 10 el tanto visitante, cuando Ricardo culminó un jugada a balón parado.
Los locales acusaron el golpe después de haber gozado al inicio de varias ocasiones claras. Después empezaron a reaccionar los de Rubén Barrios y en el minuto 14 pudieron empatar tras cabecear Pepe un saque de esquina. Dos minutos después el portero local, Iker López, evitó el 0-2 al desviar desde el suelo a saque de esquina un disparo de Shimizu.
Y susto en el minuto 16 con Anass al recibir un codazo de un rival que le provocó una hemorragia nasal, por lo que tuvo que ser atendido por el médico. Mientras en la pista, su compañero de Sergio tenía una oportunidad para empatar en el 18, pero lo que llegó instantes después fue el 0-2 por medio de Shimizu al finalizar un contragolpe. Tras una recta final de primera mitad muy intensa en la que los dos bandos pudieron marcar finalizó la primera mitad.
En la reanudación la buena noticia en los talaveranos fue la vuelta a la pista de Anass una vez recuperado del golpe recibido. Volvió a salir con ímpetu el cuadro local; Sergio en el minuto 22 envió una balón al larguero. Y entró en la cancha el capitán, Jesús Jiménez, a la espera de que fuera el revulsivo que precisa el equipo.
Pero en el minuto 25 subió al marcador el 0-3 de Ismael en otra acción de estrategia. Menos que dos minutos después el Soliss Talavera redujo diferencias con el 1-3 de Sergio; y dos minutos después Manu Cebrián tuvo el  2-3. Pero la réplica murciana volvió a ser segundos después otro gol, esta vez, el 1-4 de José Mario.
El Soliss FS Talavera reaccionó a este tanto en el minuto 31 con el 2-4 de Manu Cebrián en jugada personal. El tiempo diría si la reacción había llegado o no demasiado tarde. A falta de cinco minutos, el entrenador de los talaveranos, Rubén Barrios, decidió jugar de cinco con Asensio como portero-jugador. En el 36 ocasión muy clara para los locales que salvó el portero visitante in extremis.
Y restaban poco más de dos minutos cuando Sergio anotó el 3-4. Los talaveranos  rozaban el empate, pero el tiempo se agotaba. En la recta final Asensio tuvo la igualada, al igual que Sergio, éste a falta de cinco segundos. Sonó la bocina y los puntos se marcharon a tierras murcianas.

An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul

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BOSTON — Out of nowhere, the sound of bagpipes filled Doyle’s Café.

A young boy stopped by the old Irish pub in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood after his music lesson. His dad gave him the go-ahead to start playing. 

Patrons from the bar’s three main rooms soon converged, and for 10 minutes, they listened, pints in hand, to a concert from the youngest person in the tavern.

“The crowd erupted,” said Tom McAuliffe, one of the customers that night more than a decade ago. “And then everybody went back.”

While the made-for-movies Boston tableau was not an everyday occurrence at Doyle’s — a go-to spot for local politicians with hundreds of vintage photographs and other artifacts adorning the walls — it captured what made the place special. 

For nearly 140 years, spanning three centuries, Doyle’s Cafe held down the corner at Washington and Williams streets — a true neighborhood bar. But longevity couldn’t save the onetime rough joint turned community gathering place from the pressures of a red-hot real estate market and climbing operating costs.

Customers dine at Doyle's Cafe on Sunday Oct. 20, 2019, one week before it closed.

Its closing last month after 137 years hit regulars like a death in the family. 

“That was one of the special ones. It really was,” said McAuliffe, a 51-year-old Milton radio station executive, recounting the bagpipe story. “You don’t see that at TGIFriday’s. You really don’t see it anywhere. And unfortunately, with this being gone, I don’t know that you will see it anymore.”

Doyle’s Cafe, one of this historic city’s longest-operating Irish bars, was the latest in a series of community institutions to buckle under the strain of growth, gentrification and a changing economy that long-time residents fear is eroding the city’s identity and authenticity.

Like many U.S. cities, rent and housing prices have skyrocketed as young professionals turn parts of working-class neighborhoods into upscale enclaves. New condominium projects consume many street corners, attracting a new clientele with different tastes.The changes complicate the financial viability of longtime family-owned bars and restaurants.

Some say losing Doyle’s was the most striking example yet of “old Boston” fading away. Neighborhood activists, under the banner “Save Doyle’s Cafe,” are petitioning to preserve the property and historic building as a tavern or restaurant under new owners. But its future remains unclear. 

“So many places are getting sold in Boston,” said Lori DeSantis, a 57-year-old  photographer who frequented Doyle’s for more than 30 years dating back to her college days.

Doyles Cafe, on Washington Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood in Boston, closed Oct. 26, 2019.

She often took black and white photos from inside Doyle’s, sometimes capturing out the window the above-ground train that was moved underground in the 1980s.  

“You know, in Ireland there’s so many neighborhood pubs, and it’s like a family thing to go,” she said. “In Boston, there’s only so many left. It won’t feel like Jamaica Plain without Doyle’s.”

‘A uniquely Bostonian place to be’

Word of Doyle’s closure leaked when owner Gerry Burke Jr. agreed to sell the bar’s coveted liquor license to a mega-steakhouse planned for the trendy Seaport neighborhood for $455,000. 

Burke leased the building from his uncle, Eddie Burke, who is now selling the property. 

Gerry Burke Jr. declined to be interviewed by USA TODAY. He told the Boston Globe in September, “It’s a terrible thing and I’m as sad as I can be. But the real estate in JP is as high as it’s going to get and I can’t afford to stay here any more.’’

Jamaica Plain, home to Irish and German immigrants in the late 1800s, evolved into one of Boston’s most diverse communities, attracting black and Latino families and later a music and arts scene that sprouted after a period of decline in the 1970s. Today, coffee shops, a popular ice cream shop and restaurants line Centre Street, the neighborhood’s central hub. 

Hundreds pack into Doyle's Cafe Nov. 6 to bid on items from the bar.

Doyle’s is not the only beloved Boston establishment to shut down in recent years. James’s Gate, another Irish bar in Jamaica Plain, closed in 2015. The nearby Drinking Fountain, a dive bar that dates back to the 1940s, closed in 2017. The next year came the closing of Jacob Wirth Restaurant, a family-owned German restaurant that opened in the Theatre District in 1868.

In January, the city also lost Durgin-Park, an iconic restaurant near Faneuil Hall that opened in 1827 and was known for its New England cuisine. But the impact of Doyle’s closure was seismic. 

“It’s like losing a room in my house,” said Robert Dimmick, a writer at Etiquetteer.com who previously worked at MIT. He guessed he went to Doyle’s about twice a week since moving to the neighborhood 16 years ago.

“You look at places like Durgin-Park, which just closed. They had only been cooking for the tourists for years. Boston’s going to get along without that just fine. Doyle’s is where actual Bostonians go.”

Dimmick was among the last customers to raise a glass at Doyle’s on its final night.

“This really is going to be a loss,” he said. “We’ll have to figure out where to go next and what can be a uniquely Boston kind of a place.” 

Jimmy Horne points to a Guinness sign at Doyle's Cafe that was auctioned off for $2,000.

‘City Hall West’

An unassuming, one-story brick structure across the street from soccer fields, Doyle’s was steeped in the history Boston and void of any glitz or pretension. 

The bar was a center for politics, sometimes called “City Hall West” during Mayor Ray Flynn’s time in office, serving Boston mayors, Massachusetts senators and governors, U.S. ambassadors, Catholic cardinals and even President Bill Clinton once for Sunday brunch.

An Irish immigrant, Dennis Doyle, founded the tavern in 1882 catering to other immigrants who worked at nearby breweries and a gas factory. It was a place where they could cash their checks, look for work and later make telephone calls. During Prohibition, the bar turned into a market with a speakeasy in the back.

It remained in the Doyle family until 1971, when the bar was sold to the Burkes, which operated a candy store nearby and supplied the liquor to the speakeasy. Doyle’s was operated by Eddie Burke and his two brothers before it was passed down to the next generation. 

In 1988, it was the first bar to start selling Sam Adams beer, brewed nearby, and it became a custom of tourists to spin by Doyle’s after visiting the brewery and leave with a pint glass.

Wooden floors stretched across the historic building with a textured tin metal ceiling above. The bar had original light fixtures, antique no-smoking signs and one of its original phone booths.

Ed Smith, of Avenue Auction Sale, points to a bidder as a mural featuring former Boston mayors and other politicians, seen behind him, is auctioned off. It sold for $2,000.

Photos of the politicians who ruled Boston hung on its walls. New Deal-era murals depicted Pilgrims in America and Paul Revere’s storied ride. The Revere painting included a moon at the top that, according to patrons, was added to patch up a bullet hole left from an attempted robbery years ago.

The long walnut bar flanked one side of the building, a middle room had wooden booths for diners and back room served as community space, hosting candidate forums, neighborhood groups, birthday parties and more. 

“It had this wonderful heartbeat inside of it which was as strong as the whole neighborhood itself,” said Rick Berlin, a musician and longtime Doyle’s server, known as the unofficial mayor of Jamacia Plain.

“You walk in there and you feel, ‘Oh, I’m OK. This is a fine place for my kids to be. This is OK for my black neighbors to be. This is a good place for lesbian softball teams to feel at home. This is where cops can celebrate the retirement of a friend. This is where politicians feel they have to go to make a pit-stop in Boston.’”

Days before it closed, the Boston Police Gaelic Bagpipe Column, a band that historically played at the bar on St. Patrick’s Day, gave one last surprise performance.

“I’ve never seen so many people weep in public except at a funeral,” Berlin, 74, said. “It was like an Irish wake in there.”

On a recent Wednesday, everything — the photos, paintings and plethora of memorabilia, down to the bar stools, tables and kitchen equipment — were sold to the highest bidder at a public auction that also served as a final goodbye for those who loved Doyle’s. Hundreds squeezed inside, some to bid on some of the nearly 300 items, others simply to soak in the place one last time.

“The three small prints of the Kennedy’s — Jack, Bob and Ted,” veteran auctioneer Ed Smith said, kicking thing off in his deep Boston accent. “$30 each … twice … third and last call!”

Jimmy Horne, of Avenue Auction Sales, points to a portrait of John F. Fitzgerald before people bid on it.

Group seeks next chapter of Doyle’s

Some 2,500 people have signed a “Save Doyle’s” petition to Mayor Marty Walsh and the City Council urging the Doyle’s property be retained as a community gathering place “where everyone is welcome.”

Supporters acknowledge a new residential component is likely, but they want it to include a tavern, not just condos. 

“We know this era of Doyle’s is coming to a close,” said Ziba Cranmer, who is helping lead the cause. “Our hope is the next era of Doyle’s can continue that legacy and that tradition.”

The group says their push is “not a quixotic mission to preserve a past that is gone” but rather “a call to action” to ensure their children “have a place to gather like the one we have enjoyed for all these years.” They also are seeking a local landmark status.

A man raises his card to bid on a Franklin Park plaque sold for $4,000 at the Doyle's Cafe auction.

“It’s not just Doyle’s,” Cranmer said. “It’s really a larger conversation about what is the future of our city. What are our values? What do we care about? And how are we going to design a city that has these community centers that create social fabric?”

Peter Gori, a real estate broker selling the Doyle’s property on behalf of Eddie Burke, said there’s “significant interest” from potential buyers for a residential redevelopment at the site that includes a “re-imagined” pub, but it’s too early to discuss specifics. 

Any retrofit of the building would require a major investment to upgrade the aging structure. 

“We will sell the property to a local developer that understands the legacy and the value of the location and many of the features of the property,” said Gori, who has been meeting with the “Save Doyle’s” group.

In a prepared statement, Walsh called Doyle’s “a Boston legacy.” He did not say whether the city should have a role in finding the text tenant. 

“I’m sad to see this chapter of political history close,” Walsh said, “but will always be grateful for all Doyle’s did for the community, and it will continue to have a place in Boston’s heart.”

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Fans of Doyle's Cafe review a list of items that were auctioned Nov. 6, 2019 from insider the bar, which closed weeks before.

Terry O'Neill: British photographer to the stars dies aged 81

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British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose work captured iconic images of London’s Swinging Sixties, has died.

O’Neill, 81, had prostate cancer and died at home on Saturday night after a long illness, his agency said.

He photographed celebrities – including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John and the Queen – and received a CBE last month for services to photography.

BBC Arts Correspondent David Sillito said O’Neil’s work helped to define the Swinging Sixties.

Born in Romford, then in Essex, O’Neill left school aged 14 with hopes of becoming a jazz drummer, but ended up working in a photographic unit at London’s Heathrow airport.

It was there that he captured then Home Secretary Rab Butler, immaculately dressed and asleep on a bench.

The image helped O’Neill land a job as a newspaper photographer on Fleet Street, where he was given first assignment: to capture the portrait of a new band – The Beatles.

After receiving his CBE at Buckingham Palace, Mr O’Neill, said the award “surpasses anything I’ve had happen to me in my life”.

He photographed the Queen twice. In 2012 he revealed to Desert Island Discs how he had got her to smile during the second photo shoot in 1992 – a year described by the Queen as an annus horribilis – by telling a horse racing joke.

“The second time was great,” he said. “It was in a bad year as she put it and I just got her to laugh because I noticed the first time when she laughed she made a great picture.”

Sir Elton John, who O’Neill photographed on numerous occasions, was among those to pay tribute to O’Neil on Twitter, saying: “He was brilliant, funny and I absolutely loved his company”.

Comedian and children’s author David Walliams called O’Neil “a huge talent and an absolute gentleman” and that his death was the “end of an era”.

The agency – Iconic – which represents O’Neill’s work said he was “a class act, quick witted and filled with charm”.

A spokesman added: “Anyone who was lucky enough to know or work with him can attest to his generosity and modesty.

“As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his legendary pictures will forever remain imprinted in our memories as well as in our hearts

«Gilets jaunes» : les interventions policières critiquées

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Fuente: Le Figaro - Le Flash Actu

Des manifestants auraient été empêchés de quitter la place d’Italie samedi 16 novembre alors que des casseurs opéraient.

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Des «gilets jaunes» ont manifesté dimanche 17 novembre dans le calme en France, au lendemain de violences à Paris qui ont émaillé le premier anniversaire du mouvement de contestation sociale.

«On a organisé cette nouvelle journée parce que c’est le week-end anniversaire. On espère récolter les fruits de ce qu’on a semé», a déclaré Faouzi Lellouche, un des organisateurs d’un rassemblement parisien mais aussi d’une manifestation qui devait partir samedi de la place d’Italie et a été annulée par la préfecture de police après des violences. Il a dénoncé «une décision politique»: «c’est une stratégie de nasser» (encercler par les forces de l’ordre) les manifestants, a-t-il affirmé.

Dans une série de tweets, Mathilde Larrere, une historienne présente à cette manifestation a raconté avoir été empêchée de quitter la place d’Italie malgré «un nuage de gaz» et «des détonations», et a dénoncé une répression «indigne d’un Etat démocratique».

De nombreux autres messages ont fait part d’une situation similaire, dont celui-ci :

Le député LFI Alexis Corbière a taxé les forces de l’ordre de «fabriquer du désordre» :

Le ministre de l’Intérieur Christophe Castaner a lui fustigé dimanche 17 novembre des «voyous» «venus en découdre» qu’il a distingués du «mouvement d’origine» : «Ce qu’on a vu» samedi ce sont «peu de manifestants mais des voyous, des brutes qui étaient venues pour se battre, en découdre avec les forces de l’ordre, empêcher les pompiers d’agir et de préserver quelques fois des vies». Samedi, les forces de l’ordre ont procédé à 254 interpellations en France, dont 173 à Paris. Le parquet de Paris recensait lui dimanche matin 155 gardes à vue dont 8 concernant des mineurs.

Dimanche midi, la préfecture de police de Paris faisait état de 20 personnes interpellées et 639 contrôles effectués dans la matinée.

Trump praises Rep. Stefanik after Yovanovitch hearing: ‘A new Republican star is born'

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President Trump praised Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., for her performance Friday at an impeachment hearing, where she asked effective questions of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and battled with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Stefanik took some public swipes at Schiff mocking him at Friday’s impeachment hearing by reading old tweets from when the House Intelligence Committee chairman vowed to have the Ukraine whistleblower testify before his panel. The two also clashed over House procedures.

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“A new Republican Star is born. Great going @EliseStefanik!” Trump tweeted, retweeting a video clip of the 35-year-old congresswoman questioning Yovanovitch.

Before the testimony began Friday, Schiff shut down Stefanik after she asked if Schiff would “continue to prohibit witnesses from answering Republican questions.” Schiff said it wasn’t a “proper” point of order, and then declined to recognize her colleague, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who also tried to raise a parliamentary question.

“We know clearly you’re going to interrupt us throughout this hearing,” Stefanik complained within minutes of the gavel.

Later in the hearing, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., attempted to give up the remainder of his time to Stefanik, but as Stefanik spoke, Schiff slammed down the gavel, arguing that it was not allowed under committee rules: “The gentlewoman will suspend.”

“What is the interruption for now?” she shot back.

What followed was a debate between Nunes and Schiff as to whether the Republican could offer his time to a fellow member of Congress, rather than minority counsel. Stefanik repeatedly tried to speak, only for Schiff to bang his gavel again.

“You’re gagging the young lady from New York?” Nunes laughed at one point.

“This is the fifth time you have interrupted a duly-elected member of Congress,” Stefanik told Schiff, who repeatedly told her she was “not recognized” to speak.

At one point, Stefanik asked the ex-ambassador whether it was accurate that “defensive lethal aid” that she had pushed for was provided to Ukraine not by the Obama administration, but by the Trump administration.

“That’s correct,” Yovanovitch responded.

Stefanik also asked Yovanovitch about how the State Department under the Obama administration prepped her for her confirmation hearing by coaching her on how to handle questions about Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company that had been the subject of an investigation.

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Trump is not the only one to recognize Stefanik’s performance.

“She’s effective. She’s a great spokesperson,”  Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, another member of the Intelligence Committee, told The Associated Press. “And these issues are in her wheelhouse.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Eagle rush helps Fleetwood to play-off win at Nedbank Challenge

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Englishman Tommy Fleetwood carded three eagles in a scintillating final round 65 to claim a play-off victory over Swede Marcus Kinhult at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday.
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SUN CITY, South Africa –: Englishman Tommy Fleetwood carded three eagles in a scintillating final round 65 to claim a play-off victory over Swede Marcus Kinhult at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday.

Fleetwood started the day six shots behind overnight leader Zander Lombard but surged up the leaderboard and into a play-off, which he won on the first extra-hole as Kinhult was off target with his drive and could only card a bogey five.

Fleetwood rolled in a five-foot put in front of a packed gallery at the Gary Player Country Club to lift the trophy, having finished tied with Kinhult on 12 under-par for the tournament.

The world number 18, and highest ranked player in the field, claimed the US$2.5-million first prize and his first tournament win since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January 2018.

“I made a great up and down on one and without that the day could have been completely different. I was also really proud of how I played 17 and 18,” Fleetwood said.

“I was getting more and more nervous (as the round went on). Being a golfer these days you have the chance at a young age to set your family up for life … it’s just really cool when you win a tournament.”

All of Fleetwood’s eagles came on par-five holes, but as was the case all week he battled on the shorter holes and bogeys on 11th, 12th and 16th halted his victory charge, though he still carded comfortably the low round of the day.

Kinhult birdied his first three holes on Sunday and was much more measured in his play, with five birdies and a bogey on the par-three seventh as he secured a 68.

The top three on the overnight leaderboard all wilted in their challenge on Sunday, as Belgian Thomas Detry (74) tied for third, Louis Oosthuizen (75) finished tied sixth, and Zander Lombard (77) tied for eighth.

Race to Dubai leader Bernd Wiesberger was in a tie for third after carding 70 on Sunday for a total of eight under-par.

(Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Con Verdi, de Bilbao al cielo

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I Lombardi alla prima crociata y Jérusalem son dos caras de una misma moneda dentro del catálogo operístico de Giuseppe Verdi. La segunda es la elaboración francesa de la primera, aunque no su mera adaptación. Verdi firmó un contrato para debutar en la Opéra de París, en noviembre de 1847, con una “nueva” ópera. Y confió a Alphonse Royer y Gustave Vaéz la redacción de un libreto basado en I Lombardi, de 1843. El resultado distó mucho del original. La trama vuelve a retratar la primera cruzada que terminó con la conquista de Jerusalén, pero vista desde el lado francés. Se pierde interés dramático por los conflictos interreligiosos, que representa, en I Lombardi, la pareja de enamorados, Giselda y Oronte, entre una cristiana y un musulmán. Pero también gana con una trama mucho más sencilla y mejor trabada, donde la nueva pareja sentimental, Hélène y Gaston, son ambos cristianos. Verdi reutilizó en Jérusalem buena parte de las arias y coros de I Lombardi, aunque con severas variantes, nueva instrumentación y una ubicación dramática diferente. También compuso los recitativos y añadió varios números musicales nuevos junto al preceptivo ballet de toda grand opéra.

¿Estamos, por tanto, ante dos óperas diferentes o dos versiones de un mismo título? La Asociación de Amigos de la Ópera de Bilbao (ABAO) ha permitido que su público pueda verificar sus diferencias y similitudes dentro del proyecto Tutto Verdi, que arrancó en 2006 y culminará la próxima temporada. Si en enero pasado se ofreció una interesante producción de I Lombardi en el Palacio Euskalduna, ahora se hace lo propio con Jérusalem. La diferencia estriba en que, mientras I Lombardi se estrenó en España en 1844, Jérusalem es la primera vez que puede verse en nuestro país, exactamente 172 años después de su estreno. Estamos ante una especie de “cenicienta” del catálogo verdiano. Una ópera que no terminó de asentarse en el repertorio francés, por resultar más sobria y menos extrovertida que cualquier título de Meyerbeer. Pero tampoco en el italiano, donde se llegó a estrenar en 1850 traducida, como Gerusalemme, al perder el componente nacionalista que tenía I Lombardi. Curiosamente, su primer renacimiento no llegó hasta 1963, precisamente en su versión italiana, y con el tenor español Jaume Aragall como debutante.

Hoy los especialistas en Verdi se dividen entre quienes, como Julian Budden, consideran a Jérusalem superior a I Lombardi, y los que, como Francesco Izzo, defiende que el caso desafía las etiquetas convencionales. “No es ni una nueva ópera ni un caso sencillo de traducción y adaptación”, reconoce Izzo en su magnífico ensayo publicado en el programa de mano. Pero todos están de acuerdo en que Jérusalem no sólo muestra las trazas del Verdi posterior, sino que estas incursiones operísticas francesas fueron cruciales en su propia evolución como compositor. Y no hay más que escuchar los primeros minutos de la ópera para verificarlo: una bellísima introducción, que busca conectar con los temas de la ópera, un atractivo dúo que sitúa la trama amorosa, la preghiera elaborada de I Lombardi, un breve interludio orquestal que representa el amanecer y el primer número coral que abre I Lombardi con ese aroma al futuro Rigoletto.

Una imagen de la representación de ‘Jerusalem’.

Pero el primer acto no funcionó bien anoche en el Euskalduna. El director italiano Francesco Ivan Ciampa se afanó, al frente de una entregada Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, por concertar con brío y musicalidad desde el foso, pero no se libró de algunos desajustes con la escena. También el trío protagonista empezó tenso y frío. No obstante todo mejoró, en adelante, a partir del segundo acto. El bajo italiano Michele Pertusi destacó vocalmente en el air “O jour fatale”, aunque no consiguiera ahondar en la compleja evolución psicológica de Roger, de lo malvado y siniestro a lo vulnerable y moral. Tampoco fue ideal Jorge de León como Gaston. El tenor canario abordó con valentía el aria más conocida de la ópera, “Je veux encore entendre” (adaptación de “La mia letizia infondere” de I Lombardi), pero también con irregularidad. Mostró, no obstante, maneras, volumen y agudos, como quedó patente en el famoso “ut de poitrine”, el do sobreagudo final que Verdi escribió para lucimiento del tenor francés Gilbert Duprez.

Lo mejor de la noche vino de la protagonista femenina: la soprano andaluza Rocío Ignacio, una lírica que ha ensanchado su voz para afrontar el spinto que exige Hélène. Ya en la preghiera “Ave Maria”, del primer acto, mostró cierta elegancia en los matices dinámicos, y, en el tercero, exhibió aplomo dramático en el air “Que m’importe la vie”. Pero fue la polonaise “Quelle ivresse!”, una cabaletta de I Lombardi reelaborada por Verdi a la francesa, donde Ignacio tuvo su momento estelar. Muy compacto y sin fisuras el resto del reparto, formado mayoritariamente por jóvenes cantantes españoles. Y una mención especial al Coro de la Ópera de Bilbao, que coronó en los dos últimos actos una actuación memorable y con mucha labor escénica.

La dirección de escena de Francisco Negrín forma parte de una coproducción de ABAO con Theater Bonn, estrenada a comienzos de 2016, que supuso también la première alemana de Jérusalem. Está inspirada por la escena final del tercer acto, que Verdi compuso ex novo para esta ópera. En ella los cruzados disponen la ejecución de Gaston que se retrata con un ambiente infernal. Pero, lejos de cualquier alusión a la actualidad, se opta por una estética cercana a los cuadros de El Bosco por medio de un imaginativo vestuario de Domenico Franchi que presenta a Gaston como una especie de Ecce hommo. Esa escena fue uno de los mejores momentos de toda la representación. Toda la propuesta parece una clara alusión a Dante, tal como vemos en la introducción orquestal de la ópera, por medio de un descenso al infierno. La escenografía de Paco Azorín se limita, precisamente, a esa especie de túnel o embudo con que Dante representa el infierno, iluminada por Tomas Roscher y con proyecciones de Joan Rodón y Emilio Valenzuela que aportan cierto dinamismo. Por desgracia, la producción opta por suprimir el ballet y también por un extraño intercambio de números, que hace terminar el segundo acto con el coro que abre el tercero.

Otro momento destacado de esta régie, cuya reposición en ABAO ha estado a cargo de Angela Saroglou, fue la escena final frente a las puertas de Jerusalén. La ciudad conquistada se presenta como una metáfora celestial por medio de una luz blanca deslumbrante, mientras suena el himno coral “À toi gloire” que cierra la ópera. Con Verdi, de Bilbao al cielo.

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Música de Giuseppe Verdi. Libreto de Alphonse Royer y Gustave Vaëz. Con Rocío Ignacio, Jorge de León, Michele Pertusi, Pablo Gálvez, Fernando Latorre, Moisés Marin, Deyan Vatchkov, Alba Chantar. Coro de Ópera de Bilbao. Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa. Dirección musical: Francesco Ivan Ciampa. Dirección de escena: Francisco Negrín. 68 Temporada de ABAO-OLBE. Palacio Euskalduna, hasta el 25 de noviembre.

19 hospitalized after bus hits tractor trailer: Authorities

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Authorities say more than a dozen people have been hospitalized in Virginia after a commercial bus hit an overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 64

Authorities say more than a dozen people have been hospitalized in Virginia after a commercial bus hit an overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 64.

Citing Virginia State Police, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 19 people were brought to hospitals after the Sunday morning crash on Afton Mountain at the Augusta and Nelson County line.

Police say the tractor trailer was heading east when the driver lost control and overturned across the road. A bus with 20 passengers couldn’t avoid the tractor trailer and hit it, splitting the truck in half.

Police said 19 people, including two drivers, were hospitalized with injuries ranging from minor to serious. No fatalities have been reported.

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Detienen en Portugal al sospechoso de matar a un hombre en Palma del Río

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La Guardia Civil, en colaboración con las autoridades portuguesas, ha localizado y detenido en Portugal al principal sospechoso de la muerte a tiros de un vecino de Palma del Río (Córdoba) el pasado 3 de julio.

El suceso tuvo lugar en la carretera que une Palma del Río y la pedanía de Calonge (Córdoba), cuando la víctima, de 40 años, fue tiroteada en el interior de su vehículo cuando se dirigía a su domicilio, recuerda el instituto armado en un comunicado.

El autor de los hechos, tras sorprender al hombre a altas horas de la madrugada en una vía con escaso tránsito y sin iluminación en el interior del vehículo en el que viajaba, le disparó en varias ocasiones y se dio a la fuga.

La investigación permitió identificar a un vehículo que podría ser de interés para el esclarecimiento de los hechos y que se relacionó con una persona de nacionalidad portuguesa, que podía ser el autor material de los disparos, al cual le constan numerosos antecedentes policiales en España y Portugal.

La Guardia Civil informó a la Policía Judiciaria portuguesa de los hechos y las autoridades lusas identificaron y localizaron al hombre en la localidad de A Guarda, donde fue detenido como supuesto autor de los delitos de homicidio en grado de tentativa ocurrido en Portugal y por el asesinato y tenencia ilícita de armas supuestamente cometido en Palma del Río.

Tras la detención e ingreso en prisión del supuesto autor, miembros de la Guardia Civil de Córdoba se trasladaron hasta A Guarda, donde practicaron tres registros domiciliarios en diferentes localidades y hallaron efectos relacionados con el suceso de Palma del Río que se están analizando. También se ha recuperado el vehículo utilizado por el acusado del crimen en su huida tras cometer el asesinato.

La investigación continúa abierta y no se descartan nuevas detenciones relacionadas con los hechos por parte de la Guardia Civil de Córdoba.

Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

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Supporters of former Bolivia&apos;s President Evo Morales meet in the Plaza Mayor, as part of the p Supporters of former Bolivia’s President Evo Morales meet in the Plaza Mayor, as part of the protests in La Paz, Bolivia Nov 16, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Henry Romero) 

LA PAZ: Bolivians suffered long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday (Nov 17) to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales continued to cripple the country’s highways, isolating population centres from lowland farms.

Officials said a massive Hercules military plane had touched down in the highland capital of La Paz Saturday with a cargo full of meat products, bypassing the barricaded highways that drop down out of the city.

Presidency minister Jerjes Justiniano told reporters the government had established an “air bridge” to La Paz. He said officials hoped to do the same with other major Bolivian cities cut off from supplies.

The Andean nation erupted into crisis following the country’s Oct 20 election. Then-President Morales, who won the election, resigned last Sunday after an Organization of American States audit revealed evidence of vote rigging. He fled to Mexico.

Morales’ supporters took to the streets shortly after, sometimes armed with homemade bazookas, handguns and grenades, barricading roads and skirmishing with security forces.

As violence has escalated, many in the poorer regions of La Paz had taken to cooking over firewood as long lines for liquefied gas, canisters and scarce food complicated life.

“I hope things calm down,” said Josue Pillco, a construction worker from a working-class La Paz neighbourhood. “We’re not getting any food or gasoline.”

Violent protests Friday around Cochabamba, a coca-growing region and stronghold of Morales’ supporters, left at least nine dead, officials said.

The deaths have prompted allegations of human rights abuses by police forces.

UN envoy Jean Arnault said a team would hold meetings with politicians and social groups beginning Sunday to end the violence and push for “free and transparent elections.”

La Turquie capture un Kurde accusé d'attentat en Syrie

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Les autorités turques ont annoncé dimanche l’arrestation d’un combattant kurde syrien des YPG (Unités de protection du peuple) présenté comme l’auteur d’un attentat à la voiture piégée qui a fait 18 morts et 30 blessés samedi à Al Bab, ville du nord de la Syrie contrôlée par la Turquie depuis 2016.

«L’auteur de cette attaque a été capturé après une opération réussie des services de renseignement», a déclaré le ministère turc de la Défense sur Twitter.

Depuis le début de la guerre en Syrie en 2011, la Turquie et ses alliés rebelles syriens ont lancé trois offensives distinctes dans le nord du pays à la fois contre le groupe État islamique (EI ou Daech) et les combattants kurdes des YPG, prenant ainsi le contrôle de zones frontalières. La dernière offensive en date a été lancée en octobre contre les YPG, que la Turquie qualifie d’organisation terroriste alliée au Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK) actif sur son territoire.

Bradley Blakeman: Dems' impeachment option — THIS is their only exit strategy

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I have been told that Democrats are looking for a way out of the impeachment of President Trump. They want to act out in the House against the president but they know that, based on the evidence as it exists, they have a lot to lose by overplaying their hand because of the public’s disinterest and disgust at impeachment and the holding of a trial for removal of the president so close to an election and in the midst of a Democrat primary.

If the Democrats do not want to go the impeachment route, what’s the next best way they can show their disdain of the president, claim victory and move on? Censure by the House is the only exit strategy that affords Democrats that option.

Censure is a formal, and public, group condemnation of an individual whose actions run counter to acceptable standards for individual behavior as defined by the party doing the rebuking. In the United States, governmental censure is done when a body’s members wish to publicly and formally reprimand the president, a member of Congress, a judge or a cabinet member.

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The U.S. Constitution specifically grants impeachment and conviction powers, respectively, to the House of Representatives and Senate; however, it does not mention censure. Congress adopted a resolution allowing censure, which is “stronger than a simple rebuke, but not as strong as expulsion.” In general, each house of Congress is responsible for invoking censure against its own members; censure against other government officials is not common.

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Because censure is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution as the enumerated form of reprimand, many censure actions are seen as purely political actions and the force, effect and taint is determined by the vote itself. Who voted for censure and who did not will ultimately define the effect of censure. You can bet that such a vote by the House would be strictly partisan.

If Democrats go forward with an impeachment vote they have to do it before the Christmas recess in order for the Senate to begin to deal with a trial for removal of the president in the new year.

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The alternative would be for Democrats in the House to continue damaging the president through December, but shut down their impeachment inquiry just before recess and shift to a two-day censure of Trump. This would allow each Democrat member the ability to denounce the president, essentially stating “Impeachment is not in the country’s interest since it is clear Republicans in the Senate in a new year will drag out a trial and never convict the president. We believe we have set forth enough evidence for the American people to weigh in the election for president in 2020 and we will continue to make our case up to and through Nov. 3, 2020, that the president is not fit for a second term.”

Democrats have a golden opportunity to exit impeachment during the holiday season when the American people are not paying close attention to politics. 

The down side of censure is that it would be a huge victory for the president. The Democrats’ second shot at taking him down will have failed. They lost with the Mueller report and now they have lost at impeachment. Trump will rightfully crow all over the place that he was the victim of yet another “witch-hunt.”

But there are up sides. First, Democrats have a golden opportunity to exit impeachment during the holiday season when the American people are not paying close attention to politics.

Also, censure would benefit the six U.S. senators running for president whose attendance would be required for an impeachment trial. They can’t be jurors and presidential candidates at the same time. They would be forced to abandon their campaigns and fundraising efforts through the duration of a trial. The most important caucus and primary states are the first ones — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — and those contests would likely occur smack dab in the middle of the Senate trial.

Knowing the Senate will never convict, it is a fool’s errand for House Democrats to insist on a trial that would sideline their top tier candidates for president.

Adding to the chaos will be the traditional “State of the Union Address” by the president in late January. In the midst of a Senate trial for his removal, Trump would be addressing his accusers and jurors in a joint session of Congress.

By overreaching, House Democrats have put themselves in a bind with no good options. They lose with censure or impeachment. They must pick the lesser of two evils.

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You can’t hate a president out of office. You have to vote him out.

The people will decide. They always have the ultimate say.

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NBC's Chuck Todd: Trump's Yovanovitch Tweet Is What Authoritarians Do

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On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” anchor Chuck Todd said President Donald Trump’s tweet about former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her public testimony was what authoritarians did.

Discussing the tweet, Todd said, “You sort of realized, it’s consumed him. He can’t compartmentalize. Bill Clinton compartmentalized in ways some of are like how do you do that? Almost overly so. This guy can’t at all to the point he had to force himself —What he did at the hearing is what authoritarian people do. That was just a rough moment.”

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Hong Kong vive una de las jornadas más violentas de los cinco meses de protesta

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El plan de las autoridades de Hong Kong de reabrir Cross-Harbor, el túnel más importante de la ciudad y cercano a la zona universitaria, ha derivado este domingo en uno de los enfrentamientos entre policías y manifestantes más graves de los cinco meses de protesta. Un agente ha recibido el impacto de una flecha en la pierna tras estallar una batalla campal frente al campus de la Universidad Politécnica. Los manifestantes lanzaron además ladrillos y cócteles molotov a los antidisturbios, que emplearon gases lacrimógenos y cañones que lanzaban un líquido azul.

Los agentes han recurrido a gases lacrimógenos para dispersar a los manifestantes en la artería Nathan, en el centro de la isla de Kowloon, donde hay ladrillos sueltos desperdigados; en el sur, en Yau Ma Tei; y en el este de la isla.

En la noche del sábado al domingo, en el campus, los fuegos iluminaban el cielo. Eran cócteles molotov, algunos lanzados con catapultas. La policía usó gases lacrimógenos para tratar de empujar los manifestantes a espacio abierto. “La violencia policial ha sido desmesurada. Los manifestantes han reaccionado a las acciones de la policía. No hemos contraatacado como deberíamos. Estoy dispuesto a ir a la cárcel. Estamos luchando por Hong Kong”, indicó Joris, un ingeniero civil de 23 años, en el patio de la universidad, la última aún ocupada de cinco y que está siendo usada para bloquear el túnel Cross-Harbor, construido bajo el agua. Por la tarde, los manifestantes respondieron a cada empleo de los cañones de agua con cócteles molotov.

La policía trató de desalojar el túnel Cross-Harbor, pero los manifestantes se refugiaron tras paraguas (uno de los símbolos de la protesta) y prendieron fuego a escombros, lo que generó pequeñas explosiones que llevaron a muchos a huir. La policía recurrió a una nueva táctica de dispersión: un “aparato acústico de larga distancia”. Según periodistas de la agencia Reuters, al menos de un coche policial salía un sonido muy agudo.

Los enfrentamientos se producen un día después de que soldados chinos salieran brevemente de sus cuarteles en Hong Kong para ayudar a limpiar los escombros y barricadas dejadas por una semana de caos y violencia, marcada por la muerte de un hombre de 70 años, que recibió un ladrillo en la cabeza cuando intentaba desmontar unas barricadas de los manifestantes, indicó la policía. Las salidas del Ejército chino en la excolonia británica son excepcionales. Los militares se mantienen generalmente en un discreto segundo plano.

“Soldados del Ejército Popular de Liberación en Hong Kong ayudaron a los residentes a despejar las carreteras y fueron aplaudidos por los vecinos”, indicó el Ejército chino en la red social Weibo. La televisión de Hong Kong mostró a unos 100 hombres vestidos con pantalones cortos y camisetas recogiendo ladrillos, escombros y reparando barreras, antes de regresar al cuartel. El despliegue duró menos de una hora. Un portavoz del Gobierno de Hong Kong precisó que no se había solicitado la ayuda de las tropas chinas en la zona de Kowloon Tong, sino que salieron por su “propia iniciativa”. Un grupo de personas salió a las calles para aplaudirlos.

Deutsche, Gescobro e Intrum se lanzan a la megacartera de impagados de BBVA

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Deutsche Bank, Gescobro e Intrum pujarán este martes para hacerse finalmente con la megacartera de créditos impagados (NPLs, por sus siglas en inglés) de BBVA de unos 5.000 millones de euros, según informaron en fuentes del mercado a Europa Press.

El banco alemán, la filial del fondo estadounidense Cerberus y el fondo sueco Intrum son los finalistas en esta puja por la cartera de dos paquetes de deuda ‘unsecured’ de créditos impagados ligados al consumo y de pymes considerados de muy difícil recuperación. En los últimos días, profesionales de las tres entidades han llevado a cabo la preceptiva ‘due dilligence’ de estos activos en las oficinas de BBVA.

Fuentes oficiales de Deutsche Bank, Gescobro, Intrum y BBVA consultadas por Europa Press prefirieron no hacer comentarios sobre esta operación. No obstante, Deutsche Bank parte como “socio preferente” de la entidad presidida por Carlos Torres para esta operación, que ha suscitado “mucho interés” en el sector.

En este tipo de operaciones los compradores suelen pagar entre el 2% y el 5% por la cartera, según las fuentes del sector, por lo que BBVA podría obtener entre 100 y 250 millones de euros en la venta de estos préstamos, que ya han sido provisionados por la entidad.

La entidad alemana ya adquirió en 2014 otra cartera similar de créditos que daba por irrecuperables el BBVA con deudas judicializadas en su mayor parte, de unos 1.700 millones de euros, con un descuento cercano al 97%, y podría estar cerca de cerrar un nuevo acuerdo similar el martes, según las fuentes consultadas.

El banco azul puso a la venta este verano el mayor paquete de créditos fallidos del sector financiero español, con la confianza de materializar la operación antes de final del año y en un momento de oleada histórica de este tipo de operaciones para sanear los balances.

BBVA tenía más de 16.337 millones de euros en préstamos dudosos a cierre del tercer trimestre, un 4% menos respecto a septiembre de 2018, según los últimos resultados presentados por la entidad. Los riesgos dudosos cayeron un 3,4% interanual en ese periodo principalmente por la venta de carteras de préstamos en mora realizadas en España.

Se da la circunstancia de que la fecha de la puja final por esta cartera se llevará a cabo solo un día antes de la celebración del Congreso nacional de crédito CMS, de referencia en el sector.

Baja el ritmo de 2018

Deutsche Bank y Carval figuran entre los mayores compradores de préstamos impagados en España, con la adquisición de 2.400 millones de euros a Sabadell en 2018, solo por detrás de Cerberus, Lone Star, Axactor y el fondo canadiense CPPIB, según el último informe anual de NPLs europeos de Debtwire.

El pasado año España fue el segundo mercado más activo en Europa en el mercado de préstamos dudosos. Un total de 43.200 millones de euros cambiaron de manos, a través 27 acuerdos, según ese informe, que asegura que tras dieciocho meses de ventas gigantes, los bancos españoles ya han entrado en la última fase de limpieza de su balance.

En este sentido, los primeros tres trimestres del año han sido más tranquilos en el mercado europeo de préstamos que los mismos periodos en 2018 y 2017, según el último informe trimestral de Debtwire que destaca 92 acuerdos de 67.900 millones de euros hasta septiembre, lejos del récord de más de 200.000 millones de euros de 2018.

GOP Rep Turner: Trump Tweet 'Unfortunate,' Not Criminal, Witness Intimidation or Impeachable

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Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) said President Donald Trump’s tweet about former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her public testimony was in no means witness intimidation.

Turner said, “I think along with most people, I find the president’s tweets generally, unfortunate, but let’s state this, I think it’s important about this, and that is that Adam Schiff has been on a three-year request to impeach the president.”

He continued, “It’s certainly not impeachable. It’s certainly not criminal. It certainly was not witness intimidated. It certainly wasn’t trying to prevent [Yovanovitch] or would it prevent her from testifying. She was actually in the process of testifying. Nonetheless, I find the president tweets unfortunate.”

He added. “She was in no means intimidated  and prevented from testifying.”

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Paura per Johann Zarco, «falciato» dalla moto di Lecuona: le immagini dell’incidente

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Il pilota francese della Honda colpito duramente alle gambe, cade sulla testa – di Alessandro Pasini /Corriere Tv

Momenti di grande paura a metà del Gp di Valencia, ultima gara del Mondiale MotoGp: Johann Zarco scivola, cade, si rialza e si dirige, camminando, verso l’esterno della pista. Sembra un incidente di poco conto. Dietro di lui però cade anche Lecuona, la cui moto arriva come un proiettile nella sabbia e falcia Zarco da dietro. Il francese viene colpito duramente sulle gambe e, sbalzato in aria, ricade pesantemente su gambe e collo. Portato al centro medico del circuito, il francese scopre di essersela cavata come meglio non poteva, vista la dinamica: una distorsione alla caviglia sinistra e uno spavento enorme.

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