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flip on the television set. and it's had a profound influence on this entire nation influence on this entire nation and has to be affirmed. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com pakistani security forces are on the streets of islamabad, demonstrate tles there are accu a government ministry of blasphemy. mourning after the worst terror attack in history. in bali, indonesia, mount agung continues to erupt. thousands evacuated and airlines are assessing whether or not they can fly. >> a lot of smoke there. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. "cnn newsroom" starts right now.
4:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. we begin with violent protests taking place in pakistan. nation called in the army, but protesters in the capital city of islamabad are not backing down. clashes broke out saturday when police tried to remove them from a major intersection. at least two people were killed, and the protests spread to other cities. >> for more now, cnn's sophia safe ifty is in islamabad and js us with more. have police been able to quell the protests at all? >> reporter: no, natalie, they have not. and the situation is such, like you said earlier, the army has been called in. so you have the paramilitary troops in. the numbers have increased at this important interchange between the capital of islamabad and its twin city. so now you're seeing -- we're seeing a lot more protesters out there, camped on the streets, on the main roads off the capital
along with the fact is that the police were unarmed. yesterday, they were using tear gas and rubber bullets, but as of last night, the police operation itself had to be suspended because nothing came of it. >> and the anger stems from a government ministry, protesters accused of blasphemy. can you explain that? >> reporter: yes, so basically pakistan is going to be holding general elections next year in 2018 and there was some electoral laws changed early october. a bill introduced. these protesters were part of a fringe, you negotiation hard-line islamic party, claiming that the electoral law had something to do with the fact that there was an offer made by lawmakers regarding the finality of the prophet muhammad as being the last prophet of god. they're claiming there were changes to the oath. the government itself initially said that they did not make those changes, then they said
there were claire cerical error. all they wanted was for the law minister to resign and that's creating a stalemate in this process for the last three weeks and that's what made it come to a head. the lawman did not resign and that's why we saw the clashes happen early morning yesterday. >> you'll continue to follow it for us. sophia, thank you. staying in pakistan, the country is criticized after releasing a terror suspect. pakistan said friday that he was freed from house arrest, the man you see here. >> he's accused of plotting the 2008 mumbai attacks in india that killed more than 160 people including six americans. now the u.s. is demanding saeed be prosecuted. the u.s. said this, if pakistan does not take action to lawfully detain saeed and charge him for
his crimes, its inaction will have repercussions for bilateral relations and for pakistan's global reputation. the air force says it destroyed militant outposts and vehicles that were used in the attack in northern sinai. >> a show of force by the military, it came shortly after gunmen surrounded a packed mosque during friday prayers. setting off explosives and spreading the building with heavy gunfire. at least 305 people were killed in that attack, including 27 children killed. authorities say at least one of the gunmen brandished an isis flag. let's get the latest from our senior international correspondent ben wedeman, following the story for us live in cairo, egypt. ben, the nation in mourning, given what happened. and still no official claim of responsibility of who is behind this attack. what more are you learning? >> reporter: yes, so far no
claim by any credible social media source that isis was behind it, but as you mentioned, the state prosecutor here in egypt saying that one of the attackers or some of the attackers did brandish the black banner of isis. now, this morning, in one of the cairo newspapers, they're claiming that 22 of the attackers have been killed. they're quoting government security sources. and we did hear from the state information services saying that this attack on the mosque on friday is, quote, a sign of weakness, despair and collapse. of course, the problem is that it has been quite some time since the egyptian authorities have allowed egyptian journalists and in any number worth mentioning or international journalists actually go to the sinai and see for themselves, so we really have to take these claims by the
government as mere claims and ones we cannot confirm. but certainly this attack, which as you said, left at least 305 people dead, has shocked the nation, united the egyptians in their demand that concrete action, brute strength is the words that president assisi used is employed in crushing the terrorist presence in the sinai peninsula. we understand that parliament is going to be meeting for an emergency session. egyptian parliament doesn't really wield much power, but it is one more symbolic gesture in the aftermath of this the worst ever terrorist attack in egypt. george? >> and, ben, as you rightly point out, it is important to note that these claims can only be taken as claims for now, very important nuance. but, of course, you know, we'll stay in touch with you as you continue to learn more. isis is not believed -- isis is
believed to be behind the attack, no official claim of responsibility yet. but we have seen this group in the past, target soldiers and police, their targets increasingly focus on civilians, though. >> reporter: you don't have to go back too far to find that not only they also target civilians, but they have made a concerted effort to target, for instance, egypt's coptic christians. last december there was an attack on a cathedral in cairo, left more than 20 people killed on palm sunday of this year there were those twin simultaneous attacks on churches in the delta city of tonta and alexandria. and on the 31st of october, 2015, isis took -- claimed responsibility for the downing of the metro jet russian airplane that took off from
sharm el sheikh killing, if i recall correctly, all 2 24 passengers and crew members on board. so, yes, they, on a daily basis, they do target egyptian security forces in the sinai, but they have a long and bloody list of massacres and civilians that they have also taken credit for. george? >> reporting of our senior international correspondent ben wedeman live for us in cairo, egypt, thank you. we'll stay in touch with you. a new conflict now out of washington, d.c. u.s. president donald trump is slamming the consumer financial protection bureau and the agency's now former director. here's what happened. on friday, the director of the consumer watchdog agency quit and named an interim director. president trump then appointed his budget director as the acting head. >> and in a tweet on saturday, the president called the bureau a total disaster that devastated financial institutions and says, quote, we will bring it back to
life. senator elizabeth warren, the architect of the agency, replied, tweeting this -- the only thing that will turn the cfpb in a disaster is for donald trump to ignore dodd frank and name an acting director determined to destroy the agency. >> let's take a closer look at the two of the men involved here. richard cordray, the former director of the bureau was appointed by former president obama. >> budget director mick mulvaney on the right voted to kill that agency while in congress. cnn's boris sanchez has the very latest on this story. >> reporter: we're seeing a pretty swift response from the lawmakers behind the dodd frank act that actually created the cfpb. one of them, elizabeth warren, saying that they should be challenged in court. another, barney frank, whose name is actually on the law itself, said that the lawmakers always intended for the agency
to be independent from the rest of government. the white house, though, is defending the president's move, saying that he has the authority to make that appointment. it makes for a bit of a confusing situation when it comes to who is going to be leading the agency as soon as next week. it could potentially also wind up getting disputed in court. duelling appointments opening the door to a potential showdown between the white house and the country's top consumer watchdog agency. on friday, the director of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, resigned, and named his chief of staff as his deputy director and de facto replacement. a few hours later, president trump stepped in naming mick mulvaney as interim director setting the stage for a possible legal battle and confusion over who would lead the cfpb come monday morning. >> thank you very much, good afternoon. >> reporter: the president's pick is also controversial
because of mulvaney's previous comments on the agency, which was created after the economic meltdown in 2008, designed to protect consumers from predatory financial institutions. >> it is a wonderful example of how a bureaucracy will function if it has no accountability to anybody. it turns up being a joke and that's what the cfpb has been in a sick, sad kind of way. >> had it all -- >> reporter: one of the architects of the agency, senator elizabeth warren argued that the president was overstepping his bounds, and not following the law. in a tweet, she cited dodd frank legislation, which states that the deputy director of the cfpb would serve as acting director in the absence or unavailability of the director. on saturday, the white house cited a different law, the federal vacancies reform act of 1998, to defend the appointment as a routine move. a senior white house official told reporters on a call, quote,
we think that this move is clearly supported by a plain reading of the vacancy act, the vacancy act is long established, used by presidents of both parties as a routine function and we believe this act is consistent with that long established practice. and according to another administration official, the justice department's office of legal counsel has already signed off on mulvaney's appointment, while a senior white house official said the administration hopes the dispute does not end up in court, they are ready to fight for the appointment. we're also getting a response from mick mulvaney himself, in a statement to cnn, he says, quote, i believe americans deserve a cfpb that seeks to protect them while ensuring free and fair markets for all consumers. financial services are the engine of american democratic capitalism and we need to let it work. we should point out a source close to mick mulvaney said it is not likely that he winds up being the permanent pick to lead that agency, that source telling
us mick mulvaney is very happy at his current role as the director of the office of management and budget and that he didn't really envision himself leading the cfpb. boris sanchez, cnn, in washington. >> thank you for the report. a little more than two weeks until one of the most controversial u.s. senate races in recent history takes place. republican candidate roy moore is denying sexual misconduct allegations against him while many of moore's fellow republicans want him to leave the race that he remains defiant and steadfast in continuing. >> many people have spoken out about this race, of course. another one, former basketball star and alabama native charles barkley, speaking out on the moore controversy here. >> roy moore is running what steve bannon as his right-hand man, a white separatist, not even going to get into the women stuff, but a guy -- how can you be a white separatist and represent all the constituents
in your state? i mean, you know, everybody is going crazy over this sexual allegations, roy moore, to me, he brought in steve bannon, should have been disqualified. i don't understand. to me, that's a -- how can you have a guy who is running with a white separatist running for a political office? we got a lot of black people in the state who are amazing people, but to run a campaign with a guy as your chief advocate who is a white nationalist, a white separatist, that should have disqualified roy moore way before the women stuff came up. >> perspective now on the senate race, we're joined by james davis, dean of the school of economics and political science at the university of st. gallant. thank you for joining us. >> good morning, natalie. >> let's start with the controversy over mr. moore, to whom charles barkley was talking about. first, let's listen to campaign ads from the senate race by moore, the republican and an ad from his democratic opponent doug jones.
jones' ad includes ivanka trump. >> they were girls when roy moore immorally pursued them, now they're women, witnesses to us all, of his disturbing conduct. will we make their abuser a u.s. senator? >> 40 years of honorable service, roy moore has been intensely scrutinized and not a hint of scandal. but four weeks before the election, false allegations. >> i misspoke. there is another ad by the democrat which includes quotes by ivanka trump because she believes the women. so, where are we in this race? is it going to come down to whether people believe the allegations or is it for conservatives, bottom line, they'll vote for a conservative regardless? >> well, you've put the question right, natalie. this is a question of whether we're going to have conservative christian republicans in the state of alabama vote their values or vote their tribe.
and i think this is a question that we're all asking. roy moore is obviously out of the mainstream of american politics. and he's really on the fringes of alabama politics. but it is clear that, you know, the base of his support, the base of ronald reagan -- excuse me, the base of donald trump's support, the bannon wing of the republican party is rallying to this cause. they don't want to see mr. jones elected. and so it is going to be a thriller to the very end. >> and where do you put donald trump standing by mr. moore in all of this? >> i think he's rolled the dice and he's decided that he made a mistake in the primaries when he supported the opponent to mr. moore, and he's decided that he's not going to make that mistake again. he's afraid he can't alienate
his base. if he alienates his base, there is nothing left to support. so i think he's going to either stand or go down with mr. moore. >> the vote is days away. we'll continue to watch it closely, of course. meantime, a current senator, democrat al franken is one of the powerful men who allegedly has a woman problem, accusations by four accusing franken of inappropriate sexual behavior. he apologized and said he has no plans to step down. in a few hours he'll talk with the media in his home state. how might he go about continuing to apologize, if he does that, and at the same time hold on to his job? >> right. i think al franken has to make clear that he acted inappropriately. he understands that now. and i think the strategy he has to pursue is to draw some space between the abuse of power type allegations being raised against many individuals like mr.
weinstein in hollywood and inappropriate behavior, but behavior which is not an abuse of authority or abuse of power. i think that's the fine line he has to walk here. he has to make it clear he understands his behavior was inappropriate, but that he in no way abused his office. if he can't make that claim, i would argue that his days too are numbered. >> thanks so much for talking with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. still ahead here on "cnn newsroom," a volcano covers the sky over bali with massive clouds of ash. wow. take a look at that. we'll tell you how it is impacting people on the ground and affecting planes trying to pass overhead. stay with us. "newsroom" right back after the break. when you have a cold,
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much information. >> we had planned to go back to adelaide, south australia, this evening. we actually got here quite early, but now we found that the flights have been canceled. now, we weren't notified in advance of us getting here, so we're very disappointed about that. i would have expected the airline to have had some idea as to when our flight was going to be canceled. to arrive here at such late notice and not be notified and having had to wait is very disappointing. >> i wonder if you can blame the airlines for knowing about the volcanic eruption. i don't know. ivan cabrera will explain it all to us. >> can you imagine, ladies and gentlemen, we're going to be diverted because of that. that's not what you want to fly through. we'll talk about why that would
affect ofavonics. an aviation problem here, interruption, diverting flight, that will continue over next couple of days. mount agung, second eruption since last tuesday. a significant ash plume reaching four kilometers into the sky, that's about 13,000 feet, easily where planes are flying. this is not going to be a danger, we don't think, right now, for folks that are going to be on the ground, the exclusion zone that folks are not supposed to be in that remains. it has not been expanded. that's good news. let's talk aviation a problem here. you can imagine, this is mount agung erupting with the ash coming out of the atmosphere. as the planes fly through this, of course, we don't want them to, what can happen is a lot of this material, this is basically pulverized rocks, we have magma that cools and that becomes glass, volcanic glass. if that gets ingested into the engine, not good for the plane
because what happens is the materials and the combustion are melted, can recool and cake on, on to the blades as well. that could cause, well, minor problems depending how much gets into the engine. you can also have a significant event like a flame out or in fact an engine failure. that's why planes want to avoid this and not -- you don't see the plume of smoke right in front of you all the time. some of the particulates are so small, they can't even be picked up by the radar or on the plane. we want them to steer clear. there is bali, there is the volcano. as far as the weather pattern here, we'll continue to see thunderstorms, it is raining on top of them now. some of that ash will continue to get pushed down to the surface. but up above, where the flames fly, we're not seeing any significant wind. that's excellent news. we had the jet stream that took that into europe and caused and wreaked havoc. won't happen with this situation. it is a regional problem, but it is a big one there, certainly if
you are stuck at the airport and waiting for a flight to get in or out, that's going to be trying times the next 24 to 48 hours. other area that we're following here, we'll take you into mexico now, home of 3,000 volcanos, 14 of which are active, and the most active being this one. we'll call it popo. this early hour, i can't pronounce that, but there it is. there is the plume of smoke coming up. this reached upwards of 14 kilometers or 13,000 feet. this is impacting people on the ground. a yellow alert. that's basically letting folks know they shouldn't be outside and you probably don't want to be outside inhaling all that. that continues to be very busy. >> amazing to see. isn't it? >> want to be far away from it. >> far away when you look at it. >> get a sense of how powerful nature is. ivan, thank you. coming up here, a visit for pope francis and delicate balancing act. he heads to myanmar and human rights groups want him to speak out about what is happening to
thousands of rohingya muslims there. that's coming up. two months after hurricane maria ravaged puerto rico, the exact numbers of victims still unknown. coming up, why that number is so hard to pin down. "cnn newsroom" live from atlanta, georgia, this how simulcast on cnn u.s. here in the states, cnn international worldwide. stay with us. cannot live without it.
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305 people including 27 children died when gunmen stormed a mosque during friday prayers. authorities say at least one assailant carried an isis flag. egypt's air force says that it destroyed terrorist outposts and vehicles following the attack. in pakistan, government troops have reportedly seized control of a protest site in the capital city of islamabad. police tried to clear the major intersection on saturday, which led to violent clashes. demonstrators occupied that site for more than two weeks calling for the justice minister to step down. at least two people are dead, two others seriously injured after a factory explosion in eastern china. the state news agency says the blast collapsed nearby buildings and sent more than 30 people to the hospital. emergency workers are on the scene. no word yet on the cause of the explosion. more migrants are drowning in the mediterranean sea as they try to find a better life in europe. at least 30 african migrants died saturday, when their boat
sank off the coast of libya. 200 others were rescued. the international organization for migration is calling the mediterranean sea the world's deadliest border. it has been two months since hurricane maria made landfall in puerto rico. the official death toll is 55. >> right. but a cnn exclusive survey of funeral homes found much higher number of lives that were lost. laila santiago tries to find out why those two vastly different numbers exist. >> reporter: so here's why the numbers are so important. experts tell us if you don't have a good grasp on how people died, where people died, or why, then it could be a missed opportunity to protect people in the future. it is just one of the reasons we decided to look into the numbers. and what we found, there are several reasons to question puerto rico's death toll. these are the images they would
rather remember, the ones capturing jose pepe sanchez joking with his family. but there is another image his daughter roxana cannot stop thinking about. the moment she opened the door and found him on the ground. she says if maria had not passed straight through here, she believes her dad would still be alive today. she believe his nerves, stress, during hurricane maria, led to a heart attack when maria struck in september. he had had a heart attack in february, but the family says he had recovered, boarded up one does himself the day before the storm. minutes before maria made landfall, she tells us her father complained of breathing complications. h when her uncle called 911, he said help was not available in the interior part of the island. no one from the government has come to ask questions about the cause or the situation
surrounding his death. over the same month last year, the number of deaths in puerto rico increased by 472. the government is reporting 55 people died at the hands of hurricane maria. this is puerto rico's secretary of public safety in charge of the death count. >> it appears for whatever reason that the death toll is much higher than what has been reported. >> reporter: politicians, news outlets, like cnn, have raised questions about the accuracy of those numbers. so we decided to count for ourselves. cnn called 279 funeral homes. we were only able to reach about half of them. we asked how many of the deaths were believed to be related to maria. despite the official death toll, they claim 499 hurricane-related deaths in the month after the storm. that's nine times the
government's numbers. why the gap? >> because that's what i said before, i work on factual. i can't work on i believe. >> reporter: so we described pepe's case. gentleman is at a home, he has a stroke, the person with him calls 911, 911 says we can't get to him in time because 150-mile-per-hour winds are pounding us right now, is that a hurricane-related death in. >> absolutely. >> reporter: okay. allow me to introduce you to jose. that was his case. a case not included in puerto rico's death toll. the discrepancy begins here, the death certificate. a doctor marked pepe's death natural. cases marked natural aren't supposed to go to forensics. and forensics says if they don't get the cases, there is no way to investigate if it is related to the hurricane. on the certificate, doctors are not obligated to report if the hurricane contributed to the death. >> quite frankly, they should.
but you're right, will they be obligated to do it by law? no. but i still submit to you there is a moral and ethical responsibility to do that. >> reporter: he plans on asking legislators to change the law, require doctors to flag natural disasters on death certificates. and that's not the only issue. he admits he needs people to flag cases too. >> you're first person, that refer to media outlet, i'll say it publicly, that brings in information for us to verify. >> reporter: is that the media's job or your job? >> it is our job to take care of 2,900 bodies every month to see that the doctor, the doctor certify that the deaths occur in the way that it happened. >> reporter: he tells us he will investigate the multiple cases cnn brought to his attention. why is the government of puerto rico not double-checking with them? why isn't the government of puerto rico doing what cnn did, calling the funeral homes one by one, visiting these families one
by one? >> funeral homes to begin with are not the person to tell us what the people die or not die of. >> reporter: he says families should be notifying the government if they believe hurricane maria is responsible for a death. loved ones, like pepe's wife, who tells us at the time the priority was not to make sure their loved one was counted in a statistic, rather to make sure he had a proper good-bye. >> they were married when she was 20 and she misses him. >> reporter: families trying to make sense of tragedy and a death toll. according to forensics, they sent people to funeral homes, to cemeteries, hospitals, to look into suspicious cases. and forensics says every time they found false claims, even called them rumors, you heard the secretary in our piece say that he's willing to look into
the specific cases that cnn brought to his attention. he gave us his word that he will investigate and if justified, add to the death toll laila santiago, cnn, puerto rico. >> thank you so much. >> remarkable story. global outcry is growing after an cnn exclusive investigation showed migrants being sold as slaves in libya. >> critics say some of the blame falls on european countries which relied on libya to prevent migrants from crossing the mediterranean sea. melissa bell filed this report from paris after protests on saturday. >> reporter: this was the third protest in paris in a week, protests against the slavery that is currently taking place in libya, protests provoked by the airing of those images on cnn. the first protests that took place here a week ago on saturday had not planned, but the anger of those who came out
was such that the police really had trouble containing the protests. there was another protest yesterday and further one today, the numbers down a bit, but the sense of determination of those who were there still very strong, they believe that they need to keep coming out on to the street until action is taken. it isn't just from the streets where the pressure for action is coming here in france, the french president emmanuel macron is very much leading the call for action from the united nations. for now, of course, all eyes very much on that libyan inquiry to see what will come out of that about the extent of what happened and what reprisals have been taken as a result. but clearly there is a great deal of anger and i think in europe a great deal of outrage that the responsibility isn't at least partly shared by the european union. you'll remember that the reason that europe managed to bring the number of those making it to their shores down is this deal it had with libyan authorities. what happens is the migrants who find themselves in the mediterranean get taken back to libya. the european union has over the course of the last few months
been working with libya to send as many migrants as possible back to a country where we now know that those sorts of appalling human rights abuses exist and it was cnn's images, it was the fact of those pictures, i think, that provoked that call for action from authorities here in france, but also the anger on the streets that we have been seeing. melas wissa bell, cnn in paris. still ahead on "newsroom," zimbabwe is transition into a new political era. some personal takeaways explaining what it is like to witness his country build a new future. stay with us. hi, i'm the internet! you know what's difficult?
president trump used this tragedy to argue a border wall should be built. scott mclean has more from el paso, texas. >> reporter: u.s. border patrol agent ma trtinez was laid to re on saturday. family, friends and scores of law enforcement officers and border patrol agents came from across the state and across the country to pay their respects. what certainly makes this difficult for his family, particularly difficult, is that they don't know very much about how agent martinez died. what we do know is last saturday night he was suchi ingsearchingt area by the mexican border. what happened beyond that is unclear. he was taken to the hospital
with head injuries and broken bones. there is no body camera video from either agent and there is no dash camera video from either of their vehicles. and the one person that investigators know was a witness to at least part of what happened, that second agent, told his union representative that he can't remember anything. he remembers coming into work and then nothing after that. the union rep says he walks with a cane and has stitches and a bruise on the back of his head. the president, the governor and texas senator ted cruz have all pointed to this story as evidence of the need to beef up security along the southern border. but the reality is that the fbi, which is actually leading this investigation, either will not or cannot say what it believes happened. it will only call this a possible assault. scott mclean, cnn, el paso, texas. >> thank you. the u.s. navy is now naming the three sailors who went missing after their plane
crashed off okinawa japan on wednesday. they are as follows, lieutenant steven combs from florida, aviation bozeman, airman matt w matthew. >> the navy says a total of 11 crew and passengers were headed to an aircraft carrier when the transport plane crashed into the ocean. eight people were rescued. after a day long search and rescue operation, the navy called it off. the cause is still under investigation. argentina's navy says it is not giving up the search for that missing submarine. we have new video which shows equipment being used to find the ara san juan. the sub went missing 11 days ago with 44 people on board. >> what may have been an explosion was detected near its last known election and the crew would likely be low on air by now. their families are desperate for any signs of good news and
grateful for all the help in searching. >> translator: a lot of help. a lot of warmth. a lot of support. well, you can't get full comfort, but i am re thankful from my heart. i'm thankful because i feel that the 44 have support along with us, the closest family members. >> that was a san juan crew family member. teams from around the world are joined the search for the sub. now to the political transition taking place in zimbabwe. that country's high court ruled that the military takeover there was constitutional. the former vice president emmerson mnangagwa has been sworn in as the new president. >> he had been fired by former leader robert mugabe who ruled for almost four decades. cnn's farai sevenzo was born in zimbabwe and witnessed firsthand how the mugabe regime collapsed. >> reporter: it took us seven days. seven days from the point i flew
in from nairobi, my usual patch, to this mini revolution, apparent coup, to fall down. everywhere, they're coming from all over the place. look at this. this is my home. this is where i went to school. this is where my relatives are. this is where my great grandmother would tell me stories, which made me into a filmmaker, actually. oh! so big! this is my nephew with whom i'm most pleased. >> i want the new president to be better. i want him to be better. more better. 100% better than robert mugabe. i don't want him being corrupt. i don't want him to have polices just beating people for no
reason, when they did nothing. no tear gas in the city. just peace. no rubbish. no potholes. i want our environment to be better. more better. >> reporter: as we headed into town, it was obvious it was in the people's faces the drivers next to my car that the horns going off, you knew the moment had happened. yes, that's right. thank you, sir. thank you. there you have it. it is incredible. people are streaming with joy. soldiers are sitting there. they are trying to contain the people. you could feel this electricity in the air.
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all right, a question for you, what happens when a city bus gets between a camera and a big spectacle like a building demolition? >> you hate to miss a moment like that. right here in atlanta, just less than a block away from cnn world headquarters, it wasn't the building that made the biggest explosion. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: when the georgia dome imploded monday, cameras caught it from lots of cool angles. except for this angle. where the camera operators were the ones to implode. weather channel digital video
producer jason rudd was behind this camera. >> we were all kind of whispering in anger. >> reporter: an epic photo bomb, critics weren't so kind. amateur, their spelling, should have been on the other side of the road. everyone kept saying, how come this idiot set up at a bus stop. he said he and a dozen other crews were on a media platform. road was supposed to be closed. and the bus driver -- >> she wanted to stop and catch the show herself. >> reporter: marta jokingly tweeted, we apologize for ruining your shot. we found this footage in case you need it. did you happen to notice the
side, on the side of the bus? it read, for instance, stroke induced by a bus blocking the shot they waited three and a half hours to get. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> look, i get it. that was monday morning. and -- i staked out a room at a building nearby the cnn center, high floor, so i could see it. if something were to get in the way of that, after all the time i put into trying to find the right spot, i would be livid. >> bleeping you out too, perhaps. >> yes, you would. >> perhaps. >> we have enough angles. we have seen it from every angle. thank you for watching this hour. i'm natalie allen. >> i'm george howell. we'll be right back after the break. "newsroom" stick around." ah, dinner.
so how is everyone? find your awesome with xfinity xfi and change the way you wifi. a standoff, more protesters block a key roadway calling for the resignation of the law minister, accusing him of blasphemy. egyptian president promises to retaliate with brute force after the deadliest terror attack ever in egypt. dangerous volcanic ash prompts a red warning for flights in the skies near bali. the latest on the situation. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. we're live in atlanta. i'm natalie allen. >> i'm george howell, 5:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. "newsroom" starts right now.