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Monday, December 5, 2016

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?









21 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week (BuzzFeed)

Here are the most moving, sorrowful, and beautiful pictures from the past week.



Rescue and forensic teams recover the bodies of victims of the LaMia airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, Colombia, on Nov. 29, 2016, carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real. Seventy-five people were killed in the crash, officials said. 
Raul Arboleda / AFP / Getty Images

Relatives of Chapecoense soccer players who died in a plane crash in Colombia cry during a memorial inside Arena Condado stadium in Chapeco, Brazil. 
Andre Penner / AP

Protesters block Highway 1806 in Mandan during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. 
Stephanie Keith / Reuters

Cat Bigney, part of the Oglala tribe, waits on the shore of the Cannonball River for travelers to arrive by canoe at the Oceti Sakowin camp, where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. So far, those at the camp have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds, and frigid temperatures. 
David Goldman / AP

Turkish police officers spray tear gas at protesters who tried to demonstrate in Ankara after 12 victims, most of them young schoolgirls, were killed in a fire that ravaged a dormitory. 
Adem Altan / AFP / Getty Images

Supporters of India’s main opposition Congress party scuffle with police officers in Ahmedabad, India, as they pour milk on a road to protest against the government’s decision to withdraw 500- and 1,000-rupee banknotes from circulation. 
Amit Dave / Reuters

South Korean protesters hold up candles during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul. For the fifth straight weekend, masses of protesters are expected to occupy major avenues in downtown Seoul demanding the ouster of Park, who is suspected of helping in the criminal activities of a secretive confidante who is accused of manipulating government affairs and extorting companies to build an illicit fortune.
Lee Jin-man / AP

President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high-level positions for the new administration. 
Drew Angerer / Getty Images

The remains of former Cuban President Fidel Castro pass by on their cross-country journey from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, in Santa Clara, Cuba. Castro, the revolutionary leader who brought communism to his island nation in 1959, died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90. 
Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

An elderly man wearing military medals pays his final respects to the late Fidel Castro in Havana. 
Ramon Espinosa / AP

A newlywed couple from Spain join hundreds of Cuban exiles in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami to rally for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. 
Wilfredo Lee / AP

A re-creation of the skeleton discovered in Grave No. 43 in the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis, together with numerous gold artifacts dating back to 4560–4450 BCE, in the “Humanity’s First Gold” exhibition at the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht, Netherlands. 
Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images

A burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after a wildfire swept through the area on Monday. The fire has killed 11 people. 
Mark Humphrey / AP

A Romanian military medical student applies lipstick before taking part in Romania’s National Day parade in Bucharest, Romania. Military planes and helicopters flew over the Romanian capital on Thursday as thousands turned out to celebrate the national day, marking the date when the country reunified with Transylvania in 1918. 
Vadim Ghirda / Vadim Ghirda / AP/REX/Shutterstock

A displaced woman who was injured in clashes while fleeing from ISIS militants of Mosul receives treatment at a hospital west of Erbil, Iraq. 
Azad Lashkari / Reuters

Iraqi army soldiers carry their comrade who was wounded during the battle against ISIS in Haj Ali, Iraq. On Tuesday, Iraqi forces assaulted villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of ISIS fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance. 
Hussein Malla / AP

Firefighters work to quell an oil fire set by ISIS militants in Qayara, Iraq. 
Maya Alleruzzo / AP

Wounded 12-year-old Wijdan Moofik is carried to safety by medical staff in Erbil, Iraq. 
Aftonbladet / Aftonbladet/REX/Shutterstock

A young girl plays a game on her phone during a break in a traditional Chinese opera competition at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing, China. 
Thomas Peter / Reuters

Women hold brooms in the air during a march, called by feminist organizations, 
against gender violence in Quito, Ecuador.

Dolores Ochoa / AP

Emma Morano, 117 years old, blows out her birthday candles in Verbania, Italy, 
on Nov. 29. Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last 
surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800's. 

Antonio Calanni / AP
















If no news is good news, does that mean all news is bad news?----fishducky

 








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18 comments:

  1. The world has been very sad this week. Again.
    It puts my own troubles in perspective, but I would really, really like for the whole world to have a good week.

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  2. It certainly has been a heavy heart week--make that a year. The plane crash brought me immediately back to the crash in the 70's that killed so many of the Marshall University football players.
    Lots of pain in the world these days.

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    1. There'll always be pain; maybe we could start appreciating the good things we have?

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  3. Our world is a place of incredible beauty, along with tragic instances of horror.

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    1. We can only hope there's enough beauty to balance it all out!!

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  4. Good news. The pipeline work has stopped.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. I have a hard time finding just one good news headline every week.

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    1. They've tried "good news newspapers" in the past; people didn't buy them!!

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  6. More good news. The fires are contained here. We had rain yesterday, finally.
    Lisa

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  7. We live in a strange and wonderful place. Some of these pictures are so powerful.
    R

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  8. Good thing the broom marchers weren't in Gatlinburg! That must have been a powerful fire to incinerate a car sitting on pavement. The shingles on the building look okay, though.

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    1. That fire apparently ate everything in its path!!

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  9. Seems the world has had a much busier week than I did. I've spent a large portion of my time either sleeping or napping, part of which I can blame on laziness, the other part on antihistamines. I did get out of the house today though and go to the dentist. And last Thursday I had a hearing test and discovered I don't need hearing aids. Yay!

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Your comments make my day, which shows you how boring my life has become.