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Our world in photos: June 17

June 17, 2020 Noah Singer
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CUBA — On the go: A woman wearing a face mask carried eggs past the Capitol building in Havana on Tuesday. Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP


MEXICO — Asking for help: An artist at protest in Mexico City on Tuesday wore a face mask decorated with an image of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Artists are asking for financial help, months after the government closed their market during pandemic lockdowns. Photo: Fernando Llano/AP


COLOMBIA — Washed down: Soldiers and residents disinfected a basketball court at a park in Bogota on Tuesday. Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP


MEXICO — Difficult months: Professional Lucha Libre wrestler La Zorra waited in line to receive a donation of household supplies in Mexico City on Tuesday. Over 200 professional wrestlers have been unable to work for months due to the pandemic. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP


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INDONESIA — Having a snack: A keeper wearing a face mask fed giraffes at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta on Wednesday. The zoo will reopen this weekend. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP


THAILAND — Lonely ride: Visitors wore face masks and left seats open in order to social distance as they rode the “Vortex” rollercoaster at the recently reopened Siam Amazing Park in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP


FRANCE — Fighting for change: Hospital workers marched during a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday. Hospital workers are demanding better pay and more investment in France’s public hospital system, which struggled to handle virus patients after years of budget cuts. Photo: Thibault Camus/AP


VIRGINIA — Building barriers: Workers for The Virginia Department of General Services installed temporary concrete barriers around the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond on Wednesday. Photo: Steve Helber/AP


PERU — Headed home: A street vendor walked away with her mannequin during a police operation to evict a group of street vendors who ignored lockdown measures in Lima on Tuesday. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP


CHINA — Second wave: A man and his child wore masks in Beijing on Wednesday. The city canceled more than 60 percent of commercial flights on Wednesday amid a second wave of coronavirus cases. Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP

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