Photos: Top Reuters Photographs of the Weekend Show Violence All Over the World
By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | Sep 24, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Reuters released its top photos this weekend. It can be considered as a strange co-incidence that most of these photos depicted violence from all over the world, be it human or natural. While one of the top photographs is about the recent typhoon in China, most of the other photographs show human form of violence such as the mall attack in Kenya and suicide bombing in a church in Pakistan. Here are some of those.
Visitors photographed tidal waves which occurred due to Typhoon Usagi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Sept 22, 2013. The National Meteorological Center of the country issued the highest alert, according to Xinhua news agency. It was warned that Typhoon Usagi would cause downpours and gales to coastal areas of the southern part of the country.
A fighter of Free Syrian Army takes rest in Bustan al-Basha district of Aleppo on Sept 22, 2013.
A common man reads a daily along with others near the Nairobi mall that had been under militant attack on Sept 22, 2013. As per latest reports, the Kenyan army has gunned down 3 of the Islamic militants at the Westgate shopping mall.
A Pakistani Christian woman grieves for her deceased brother beside his coffin. The brother was among those who had been killed due a suicide attack in a Peshawar church on Sept 22, 2013. The suicide bombers killed minimum 56 people in the most gruesome attack on the Pakistani Christians in the history of the nation.
A corpse lies covered at the Peshawar church where suicide bombers killed minimum 56 people during the Sunday mass on Sept 22, 2013.
A Jewish devotee wraps himself along with a young boy using a prayer shawl while the priestly blessings are recited at the most sanctified prayer site of the Jews, the Western Wall. The photo was taken on Sept 22, 2013, during the Sukkot holiday.
A genuine Cockney from East end, Mick, sits while enjoying a cigarette as well as a cup of coffee at one of the Brick Lane cafes in London. The photograph was taken on Sept 22, 2013, when Mick dressed up to be photographed. His state pension is supplemented by the pound he charges for being photographed on Brick Lane streets.
A chopper moves amid the smoke over the Nairobi shopping mall after an explosion. The photograph was taken on Sept 23, 2013, when militants used powerful explosions to take control of the hostages.