Edition:
India
Pictures | Wed Oct 23, 2019 | 3:40am IST

Brazil cleans up mystery oil spill

People work to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. Brazil has collected more than 650 tons of oil washing up on its northeastern shores for two months, but its origin remains a mystery. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

People work to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. Brazil has collected more than 650 tons of oil washing up on its northeastern shores for two months, but its origin remains a...more

People work to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. Brazil has collected more than 650 tons of oil washing up on its northeastern shores for two months, but its origin remains a mystery. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
1 / 19
A man shows a crab as he works to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A man shows a crab as he works to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A man shows a crab as he works to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
2 / 19
A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
3 / 19
A resident works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A resident works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A resident works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
Close
4 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers and residents work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers and residents work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers and residents work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
5 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
6 / 19
A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
7 / 19
A municipal employee works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A municipal employee works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A municipal employee works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
Close
8 / 19
A municipal employee works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A municipal employee works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A municipal employee works to remove an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
Close
9 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
10 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
11 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
12 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama Beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
13 / 19
Black tar slicks are seen during an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

Black tar slicks are seen during an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

Black tar slicks are seen during an oil spill on Barra de Jacuipe beach in Camacari, Bahia state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
Close
14 / 19
A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

A general view of an oil spill on Peroba beach in Maragogi, Alagoas state, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
15 / 19
People work to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

People work to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

People work to remove an oil spill on Suape beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
16 / 19
Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro

Brazilian army soldiers work to remove an oil spill on Itapuama beach in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Nigro
Close
17 / 19
An oil spill is seen on 'Sitio do Conde' beach in Conde, Bahia state, Brazil October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

An oil spill is seen on 'Sitio do Conde' beach in Conde, Bahia state, Brazil October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

An oil spill is seen on 'Sitio do Conde' beach in Conde, Bahia state, Brazil October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Close
18 / 19
Bags containing the clean-up from an oil spill are seen on Viral beach in Aracaju, Sergipe state, Brazil October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Bags containing the clean-up from an oil spill are seen on Viral beach in Aracaju, Sergipe state, Brazil October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Bags containing the clean-up from an oil spill are seen on Viral beach in Aracaju, Sergipe state, Brazil October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Close
19 / 19

Next Slideshows

Civilians caught in the Turkish assault in Syria

Images of civilians living in the midst of Turkey's military offensive on Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

23 Oct 2019

Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries,...

22 Oct 2019

Canada's Trudeau retains power in election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election but were reduced to a minority government that will need the...

22 Oct 2019

Tear gas and petrol bombs in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been battered by five months of huge and often violent protests over fears Beijing is tightening its grip on the territory, the worst political...

22 Oct 2019

MORE IN PICTURES

Besieged Hong Kong protesters prepare for crackdown at university

Besieged Hong Kong protesters prepare for crackdown at university

Hong Kong police lay siege to a university where hundreds of anti-government protesters were bunkered down with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons, amid fears of a bloody crackdown.

Venice under water

Venice under water

Venice has declared a state of emergency after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Ousted ambassador testifies in Trump impeachment hearings

Ousted ambassador testifies in Trump impeachment hearings

A second day of televised impeachment hearings opened in the House of Representatives with the spotlight on Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine branded "bad news" by President Donald Trump before he fired her.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

India's capital breathes toxic air

India's capital breathes toxic air

New Delhi shrouded under smog as pollution levels slip yet again to severe category.

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism

Sudan boasts more more - though smaller - pyramids than Egypt, and after conflicts and crises, the country's new civilian transition government is seeking to grow the number of visitors to the historic sites.

Protesters barricade Hong Kong university campuses

Protesters barricade Hong Kong university campuses

Hong Kong protesters have turned several universities into fortresses, stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, amid some of the worst violence in the former British colony in decades.

Latin Grammy Awards red carpet

Latin Grammy Awards red carpet

Style from the arrivals carpet at the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast