News In Photos: Johnny Melfa’s Facebook Riot, Maccabi Tel Aviv And Elizabeth Taylor’s Gems
NEWS In Photos – September 14, 2001. The stories in images:
A Thai customs official holds a turtle during a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Thai authorities said they have seized nearly 3,000 rare animals in the biggest wildlife trafficking bust reported in the Southeast Asian nation this year.
Protesters use bamboo sticks to batter a cutout of a three-headed monster, representing alleged three big oil companies, during a picket at the oil companies’ depot in Manila, Philippines Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011 to protest the oil pump prices which was raised twice last week. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has met various transport groups Wednesday apparently to ease concerns for the seeming unabated oil price increases as the latter are pushing for a nationwide transport strike next week.
Sarfan, a Bakarwal nomad, poses for a photograph outside her temporary camp in Kangan, a small town about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. Bakarwals are nomadic shepherds of Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.
Malaysian students perform during a rehearsal for Malaysia Day celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The country celebrates the holiday on Sept. 16, to commemorate the formation of the Malaysia federation which was announced on the same date in 1963. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
John Deegan from Donegal campaigns against clerical child abuse outside Leinster House, Dublin as TD’s return to the Dail after the summer recess today.
Picture date: Wednesday September 14, 2011.
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett speaks to workers from Tara Mines in Co Meath picketing against the pension Levi at Leinster House, Dublin as TD’s return to the Dail after the summer recess today.
Picture date: Wednesday September 14, 2011. See PA story POLITICS Dail Ireland. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Angela Rylance, former lover of Andrew Lindo, leaves Bradford Crown Court. Lindo, 29, has admitted killing partner Marie Stewart, 30, telling police he strangled, battered and stabbed her before putting her in a suitcase and leaving it in their garage.
Manx Shearwater sea birds sit in their cages waiting to be tube fed a fish broth at the RSPCA centre in Taunton, where hundreds of the birds have been rescued as they were blown off course and onto the Pembrokeshire coast, instead of making their migratory journey from Skomer and Skokholm to South America.
Johnny Melfah leaving Worcester Magistrates court. The 16-year-old has today been ordered to perform 80 hours of unpaid work and adhere to a three-month curfew, after using a Facebook page to incite others to riot. Melfah, who was arrested on August 9 after an anonymous call from a concerned member of the public, was told his postings had fuelled the “self-feeding horror” of last month’s disorder.
Chris “The Dutchess” Walton shows off her record breaking fingernails in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The Dutchess holds the world’s record for the longest fingernails on a pair of female hands, according to the new Guiness World Records 2012 book. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Riot police surround a bus as Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer players arrive at Ataturk Airport under tight security in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Turkish police are taking measures to counter protests, including possible plans to invade the pitch, during a politically charged Europa League match Thursday between Besiktas and Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, amid deepening tensions between the two countries after Israel refused to apologize for a raid on a Gaza-bound ship last year that killed nine activists, prompting Turkey to expel top Israeli diplomats and cut military ties with the country.
An advertisement of the Elizabeth Taylor collection pre-auction Christie’s exhibition is seen at an entrance to Moscow’s GUM department store on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The Red Square is at the background. The auction will take place in December in New York. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows deeply before answering questions from Sadakazu Tanigaki, head of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, during a session of the lower house of the Diet in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
An ancient anchor is displayed in Caesarea, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Israeli lifeguards plunged into the Mediterranean sea this month on an unusual rescue mission: to pull out an ancient ship’s anchor, a nearly 7-foot, 660-pound iron anchor, probably a spare in the belly of a Byzantine ship that crashed and sank in a storm near the shore about 1,700 years ago, said archeologist Jacob Sharvit of Israel’s Antiquities Authority.
Bubukar Shema burns goats’ heads and legs for sale in Niamey, Niger, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. A son of Moammar Gadhafi and three of his generals were trying to gain political asylum Wednesday in this poor, landlocked nation at Libya’s feet, after a more than 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) drive across the vast desert that separates the two countries for what could be their only shot at refuge.