Picture News May 4, 2019

Adis Ababa, May 4 – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize. UNESCO awarded Premier Abiy for his commendable work in pursuit of peace in the region and, in particular, for having been the instigator of a peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Photo courtesy of ENA
Ankara, Turkey, May 4 – Four of the minarets stand 107.1 meters (352 feet) tall, an acknowledgement to the Seljuk Turks’ victory in eastern Turkey at Manzikert in 1071 against the Byzantine army which opened Anatolia to Turkish settlement. The central dome hangs 72 meters (236 feet) above the ground, representing the 72 nations living in the city. The second dome, with a diameter of 34 meters (112 feet) — Istanbul’s official license number. Photo courtesy of Anadolu