Picture News May 16, 2019

Algiers, Algeria, May 15 – Thousands of Algerian students on Tuesday demonstrated in capital Algiers — and in other cities — to demand the departure of government officials linked to the regime of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The protest in Algiers saw more than 5,000 students and academicians march past a security cordon to the city’s parliament building. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 15 – Sri Lankans inspect vandalized shops owned by Muslims in Minuwangoda, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Mob attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka’s northwest have left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed, a government minister said Tuesday, as communal violence worsened in the wake of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. Photo courtesy PTI Photo
London, May 15 – The Palace of Westminster is lit up in green to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, in a show of support to end the stigma attached to mental health and support. Photo courtesy of UK Parliament Twitter
Tinted blood red by a thick cloud of smoke and pollution, the sun sets on the mountains above Mexico City. Mexico City’s government has warned residents to remain indoors as forest and brush fires carpeted the metropolis in a smoky haze that has alarmed even many of those accustomed to living with air pollution. Photo courtesy of PTI