Students of nursing schools hold candles during a candlelight ceremony before starting the awarding ceremony for the Florence Nightingale medal in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japanese Empress Michiko, honorary president of the Japanese Red Cross Society gave the medals to two distinguished Japanese nurses at the ceremony
Images of the disappeared 43 college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General’s office, in Mexico City. Angry citizens and parents of the missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them.
People gather at Union Square in reaction to the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo late on Wednesday in New York City. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, after gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French weekly publication
Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
High school students attend a vigil for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 in Lianyungang in east China’s Jiangsu province. Scores of angry relatives of the Chinese passengers aboard the flight set out on a protest march to the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on Tuesday to demand more answers about the crashed plane’s fate.
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Girls light candles during a vigil for the victims of a monster truck that ploughed into a crowd of spectators during a show at El Rejon park, on the outskirts of Chihuahua, northern Mexico. Eight people, including four children, were killed and 79 injured, an official at the city’s public prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.
Firefighter Jesus Acosta holds a candle during a vigil and memorial gathering in Prescott, Arizona, US, for 19 colleagues who died in the Yarnell Hill fire, a wildfire caused by record heat and erratic winds. The victims were members of an elite “hotshot” unit and was the biggest loss of firefighters’ lives since the September 11 attacks and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years
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A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection in Pretoria, South Africa.
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People gather at Victoria Park in Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to mark the 24th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Tuesday. More than 100,000 people were expected to attend the gathering in the former British colony, which is the only place in China where the brutal military intervention that ended weeks of nationwide democracy protests in 1989 is openly commemorated