The world in pictures (22.10.2019)


Turkey players salute after Kaan Ayhan scored against France in the Euro 2020 qualifier in Saint-Denis, France, October 14, 2019.

Turkey’s national side are being investigated by UEFA after players celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria in front of the away supporters. UEFA said it was investigating “potential provocative political behavior” by the players during the match in Paris and another Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania on Oct. 11. Source: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stands and speaks to President Donald Trump during a meeting about Syria between lawmakers, the president and members of the Trump administration in the White House cabinet room, October 16, 2019.

Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Trump after he had a “meltdown” over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria withdrawal and showed no signs of having a plan to deal with a crisis there. Source: Shealah Craighead/The White House/Handout


Charlotte Charles, the mother of British teen Harry Dunn who was killed in a car crash involving the wife of an American diplomat, reacts at a news conference in Manhattan, New York City, October 14, 2019.

Dunn, 19, died after a car driven by Anne Sacoolas collided with his motorbike near RAF Croughton, an air force base in Northamptonshire in central England used by the U.S. military. His parents want Sacoolas, who left Britain under a disputed claim of diplomatic immunity, to return to England to speak to the police.

Through her lawyers, Sacoolas has said she is “devastated” and is willing to meet Dunn’s family. Source: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


Advanced Space Suit Engineer at NASA Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit during its presentation at NASA headquarters in Washington, October 15, 2019.

NASA showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space agency’s Artemis moon program.

The Trump administration in March directed NASA to land humans on the moon by 2024, accelerating a goal to colonize the moon as a staging ground for eventual missions to Mars. One suit of orange fabric will be worn by astronauts when inside the spacecraft. Astronauts will wear the much bigger mostly white suit on the lunar surface. Source: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso


A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon during a protest against Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador October 12, 2019.

After days of violent indigenous-led protests, Moreno abandoned a plan to terminate fuel subsidies but left him with few good options to cleanse public accounts and comply with an IMF-backed financing program. Source: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado


‘YPG’ (Kurdish People’s Protection Units) is written over a wall painting of an Islamic State flag inside a house, in the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 16, 2019.

Under a U.S.-Turkey agreement reached on October 17, Turkey would stop its operation for five days in northern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, while it withdraws from a region along the Turkish border.

Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist organization with links to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Turkey. YPG was a main U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic State. Source: REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi


A woman tries to stop anti-government protesters as they attack a man during a protest at Tseung Kwan O district, in Hong Kong, China, October 13, 2019. Image Source: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha