March 13 , 2019

Kazakhstan, March 13 – Police stand guard as others observe Russia’s Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS-12 space ship that will carry new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) is transported from its hangar to the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The new Soyuz mission to the ISS is scheduled on Thursday, March 14, with U.S. astronauts Christina Hammock Koch, Nick Hague, and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. Photo courtesy PTI Photo
Jakarta, Indonesia, March 13 -Siti Aisyah, right, formerly accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother in Malaysia, thanks Indonesian president Joko Widodo during a meeting at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Relatives and neighbors of Aisyah are preparing an emotional welcome home party after the charges against her were unexpectedly dropped.
New York, March 13- This photo taken with a drone shows “Vessel,” a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, that is the center point of the $25 billion Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York. The climbable structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens to the public on Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo courtesy PTI Photo
London, March 13 – International didgeridoo player William Barton performs during the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth – a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old. Photo courtesy PTI Photo