Picture News Aug 26- 31, 2019

Biarritz, France, Aug 26 – French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and President Donald Trump, right, participates in a G-7 Working Session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France. Photo courtesy of PTI
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Aug 25 – Rohingya refugees take part in a prayer as they gather to mark the second anniversary at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to remember a military crackdown that promoted an exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Photo courtesy of Rohingya refugees take part in a prayer as they gather to mark the second anniversary of the exodus at the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Guadalajara, Mexico, Aug 25 – Dancers participate in a Guinness Record attempt for the world’s largest folk dance in Guadalajara, Mexico. Nearly 900 people twirled and stamped their feet to mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world’s biggest folk dance. Searing heat failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the 882 men and women, who turned in traditional costumes featuring vivid embroidery and bright colors to break the previous record, also set in Guadalajara in 2011 with 457 participants. Photo courtesy of Ulises Ruiz
Dhrol, Jamnagar, Aug 25 – Indian women of the Rajput community performing “Talwar Raas”, a traditional Gujarati dance using swords, at the Bhuchar Mori war memorial, in Dhrol near Jamnagar. Photo courtesy of Gujarat Information Department
Biarritz, France, Aug 27 – India Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of G7 Summit. The chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump was on display on Monday. When Modi asked reporters to let the two speak in private, Trump joked that the Indian Prime Minister speaks very good English, but doesn’t want to talk. The two clasped hands while those present in the room burst into laughter. Photo courtesy of Twitter@narendramodi
Pyongyang, North Korea, Aug 27 -North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C, front) joins a group photo with soldiers after a newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher was tested on Aug. 24, 2019, in this photo captured from the North’s Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station the next day. Photo courtesy of Yonhap
Para state, Brazil, Aug 27 – Fire consumes an area in the Alvorada da Amazonia region, in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. The country’s satellite monitoring agency has recorded more than 41,000 fires in the Amazon region so far this year, with more than half of those coming in Photo courtesy of Leo Correa
Kolkata, India, Aug 27 – Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray in front of her portrait on her birth anniversary in Kolkata. Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, born on this day at Skopje, Macedonia, in 1910, was a Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying. Mother Teresa was conferred a Sainthood on Sept. 4, 2016 by Pope Francis. Photo courtesy of Bikas Das
Quang Nam, Vietnam, Aug 27 – People harvest birds’ nest in a cave on Cu Lao Cham Island in central Quang Nam Province. A rescue centre has been set up for the first time in Mui Dua Cave on Cu Lao Cham Island in an attempt to rescue thousands of baby swallows which fall from their nests each year. This is an effort by authorities in the central province of Quang Nam to hold back the severe decline in the number of edible Vietnamese Salangane nests, which are considered a highly nutritious delicacy in Vietnam (known as yen sao), in recent years. Cu Lao Cham Island is known as the kingdom of birds’ nests in Vietnam. Wild swallows often build their nests in the caves on the island, bringing the high output of more than 1,300 kilogrammes of raw birds’ nest per year. Photo courtesy of VNA
Usak, Turkey, Aug 27 – A baby owl is being fed chicken livers before being released into the wild in Usak, Turkey. The baby owl was treated by Head of Usak’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Veterinarian Nebahat Avcu after being found injured. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Moscow, Russia, Aug 27 – The Ensemble of Korean People’s Army of North Korea performs on the Russia’s Army Theatre’s stage during the “Spasskaya Tower” international military music festival in Moscow, Russia. Photo courtesy of Sergei Kiselyov
Bengaluru, India, Aug 28 – Pictures of the lunar surface were taken on August 23 by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 which is currently orbiting the Moon, has captured some more images of the lunar surface showing several craters. The Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement that the photos captured by the lunar spacecraft are those of craters Somerfeld, Kirkwood, Jackson, Mach, Korolev, Mitra, Plaskett, Rozhdestvenskiy and Hermite. Photo courtesy of Isro Twitter
Ankara, Turkey, Aug 28 – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes as he delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the 948th anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert in Mus province, eastern Turkey. Turkish Seljuks beat the Byzantine forces at the Battle of Manzikert (now Malazgirt, Turkey) in 1071, gaining entry into Anatolia and opening the road to Europe. Photo courtesy of PTI
Damascus, Syria, Aug 28 – People inspecting destroyed buildings after airstrikes hit the town of Ihsem, in Idlib province, Syria. Government forces have been on the offensive since April 30, during which they have captured all rebel-held areas in the adjoining Hama province. The Russian military says it will help reconstruction efforts in a town in northwestern Syria that has been reclaimed by the Syrian government. Maj. Gen. Ravil Muginov said in remarks released by the Russian Defense Ministry Tuesday that the military’s Reconciliation Center has delivered humanitarian supplies to Khan Sheikhoun, which was captured by the Syrian army last week. Muginov said the Russian military will help Syrian authorities rebuild the town’s infrastructure. Photo courtesy of Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets
New York, United States, Aug 28 – Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, dances for fans after beating Roberto Carballes Baena, of Spain, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament in New York. Top seed Novak Djokovic is up and running at the US Open, starting his title defence in ideal fashion on Monday by defeating Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. Photo courtesy of PTI
Charagua, Bolivia, Aug 28 – An armadillo, which has been blinded by the heat from a fire according to veterinarian Jerjes Suarez, walks on the grounds of the Guarani Nation Ecological Conservation Area Nembi Guasu in the Charagua region, an area where wildfires have destroyed hectares of forest, Bolivia, Photo courtesy of David Mercado
Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug 27 – Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad shakes hand with his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc during welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace .Both leaders are expected to discuss bilateral ties and also promote new cooperation initiatives in various fields including trade and investment as well as regional and international issues to strengthen bilateral ties and spur trade to US$15 billion (RM63 billion) next year. Photo courtesy of Bernama
Altamira,Brazil, Aug 29 – In this time exposure, stars fill the sky over Bau village located on Kayapo indigenous territory in Altamira in Brazil’s Amazon. Fires are burning very close to Kayapo indigenous land located on the Bau indigenous reserve. Photo courtesy of Leo Correa
Stevenage, England, Aug 29 – A team prepare the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover to leave Airbus plant in Stevenage, England. The ExoMars 2020 rover with its six wheels and autonomous navigation system, is part of a joint mission to search for signs of life on Mars, by the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The ExoMars is due to launch next year. Photo courtesy of PTI
Moscow, Russia, Aug 29 – Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-35S fighter jet is on display during the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Photo courtesy of Pavel Golovkin
Hanoi Vietnam, Aug 29 – Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took the VinFast model Lux SA (A) 2.0 for a spin during his visit to the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park. VinFast is the first carmaker in Vietnam with the capability to do its own stamping and welding at international standards. Photo courtesy of Bernama
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 29 – Rainwater floods Saga station in Saga prefecture, southern Japan on Wednesday. Japanese authorities are warning of mudslides, flooding in low-lying areas due to torrential rains in most of southern Japan. Photo courtesy of Kyodo
Manila, Philippines, Aug 29 – Students take photos amid strong winds in a public park in Navotas City on Wednesday. Tropical Storm Jenny has exited the Philippine area of responsibility(PAR) but Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that sea travel remains risky over certain parts of the country. Photo courtesy of George Calvelo
Putrajaya, Malaysia Aug 31 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (right) shaking hands with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad after attending the 62th National Day parade with the theme “Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia Bersih” (Love Our Malaysia: A Clean Malaysia) at Dataran Putra today.
Also present Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (left). Photo courtesy of Bernama
Putrajaya, Malaysia, Aug 31 — The show of human graphics formation by students at the 2019 National Day parade with the theme ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia Bersih’ (Love Our Malaysia: A Clean Malaysia) at Dataran Putrajaya today.
The 2,120 secondary school students from 53 schools in Selangor sacrificed their time and energy to create a coordinated performance by using various apparatus such as cards, fabrics, and flags to form the graphic images. Photo courtesy of Bernama