Picture News Sept 1-8, 2019

Ankara, Turkey, Sept 1 – Ceremonial soldiers perform as people visit the Anitkabir, mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during celebrations to mark 97th Anniversary of Turkeys Victory Day, a key Turkish defeat of Greek forces in the countrys War of Independence 1919-1922, in Ankara, Turkey. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept 2 – A former Taliban military leader Syed Akbar Agha speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Agha defended the recent beatings, saying the peace movement gives the impression the insurgent group doesn’t want the war to end. Photo courtesy of PTI
Mexico City, Mexico, Sept 2 – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador holds his first year’s government report, before giving his state of the nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City. Photo courtesy of Marco Ugarte
Ankara, Turkey, Sept 2 – An aerial view of people competing on the second & last day races of Garmin Runfire Salt Lake Ultra Trail in Ankara, Turkey. Following the 100 mile race on the first day, 10, 20, 40 & 80 kilometer races began on the second day. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Dharmsala, India, Sept 3 – Exile Tibetan children perform a traditional dance at an event at the Tsuglakhang temple marking the 59th anniversary of the formation of the first Tibetan parliament-in-exile in Dharmsala, India. Tibetans commemorate this day as the Democracy Day. Photo courtesy of Ashwini Bhatia
Assam, India, Sept 3 – Bodo women check their names in the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC), at an NRC Seva Kendra at Bagan Para in Baska district of Assam. The Union Home Ministry on Monday said that those left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam will not be detained, under any circumstances, till they “exhaust” all remedies available under law. Photo courtesy of PTI
Acre State, Brazil,Sept 3 – A girl from the Shanenawa tribe poses for a photo during a festival to celebrate nature and ask for an end to the burning of the Amazon, in the indigenous village of Morada Nova near Feijo, Acre State, Brazil. Photo courtesy of Ueslei marcelino
Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sept 4 – Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush while whisking up water from the surface of a canal that leads to the sea, located behind the brush at top, seen from the balcony of a hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes. Photo courtesy of PTI
Santa Barbara, California, Sept 4 – James Miranda, right, of Santa Barbara, holds flowers and takes a moment to reflect at a dock near the Sea Landing at Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, Of the 39 people aboard the 75-foot dive boat Conception, only five people — four crew members and a captain — were found alive, officials said. Twenty bodies have been recovered. They have been identified as 11 women and nine men, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. Photo courtesy of Ringo H.W. C
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sept 4 – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mongolian President Battulga Khaltmaa attend a signing ceremony with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) and Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar (right) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Russia signed a permanent treaty on friendship and extensive strategic partnership with Mongolia during Mr. Putin’s two-day visit to the East Asian country. Photo courtesy of montsame.mn
Doha, Qatar, Sept 4 – Qataris gather at the capital Doha’s traditional Souq Waqif market as the official logo of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is projected on the front of a building. Photo courtesy of Yonhap
Bogota, Colombia, Sept 4 – Ivanka Trump,left, President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, stands with Colombia’s Vice President Martha Lucia Ramirez, right, during an event at the General Santander National Policy Academy in Bogota, Colombia, Ivanka Trump added a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries. Photo courtesy of @mluciaramirez/Marta Lucía Ramírez Twitter
London, Sept 5 – Pro-EU supporters protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Parliament was reconvening for a pivotal day in British politics as lawmakers challenge British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s insistence that the U.K. will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, 2019 even without a deal. Photo courtesy of Matt Dunham
Guatemala City,Guatemala, Sept 5 – Men burn a paper figure of Ivan Velasquez, the commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, celebrating outside the mission’s headquarters which on this day ends its 12-year mission, in Guatemala City. CICIG is closing its operation after 12 years. It brought to trial three former presidents and hundreds of businessmen, officials, judges and individuals accused of corruption. Photo courtesy of PTI
Ms Elaine Eng, who loves to paint, using the GovTech designed and built E-Canvas device that works by voice command. The 19-year-old, who has spastic-dystonic quadriplegia and is unable to use her arms, legs and body, paints by wielding a brush in her mouth. Photo courtesy of Lim Yaohui
Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sept 5 – A boat thrown onshore by the Hurricane Dorian lays stranded next to a highway near Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. As sunshine returned to the northern Bahamas on Wednesday, residents and authorities surveyed the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, overwhelmed by incredible destruction from Hurricane Dorian, which reportedly also took at least 20 lives. Photo courtesy of Ramon Espinosa
Tunis, Tunisia – Sep 5 – Posters of various Tunisian presidential candidates are seen as Presidential Campaigning get start for the presidential elections in Tunis, Tunisia. Campaigning began in Tunisia for a September 15 presidential election seen as vital to defending democratic gains made after the Arab Spring revolution. Photo courtesy of Anadolu Agency
Singapore, Sept 5 – (From left) Yemen captain Salem Awad, Yemen coach Sami Hasan Al Hadi, Singapore coach Tatsuma Yoshida and Singapore vice-captain Safuwan Baharudin during a pre-match media conference at Oasia Hotel Novena. Photo courtesy @FASingapore
Milan, Italy, Sept 5 – People attend an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan’s Duomo square in Milan, Italy. Ferrari and Monza celebrated their 90th anniversaries in style on Wednesday with Formula One providing the icing on the cake with a new contract securing the Italian Grand Prix until at least 2024. Photo courtesy of @ScuderiaFerrari
Vladivostok, Russia, Sept 5 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, center, left) meets Narendra Modi (center, right) ahead of the Eastern Economic Summit in Vladivostok, Russia. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting ahead of the three-day Eastern Economic Summit which begins this afternoon. Picture courtesy of Twitter/bernamadotcom