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Our world in photos: August 6

August 6, 2020 Noah Singer
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TEXAS — Early start: Elementary school students waited for classes to begin in Godley on Wednesday. Three rural school districts in Johnson County were among the first in Texas to head back to school for in-person classes. Photo: LM Otero/AP


PARAGUAY — Pollution problem: The presence of heavy metals like chromium, commonly used in the tannery process, colored part of the Cerro Lagoon in Limpio on Wednesday. Photo: Jorge Saenz/AP


COLOMBIA — Getting some air: Myriam Roncancio smoked a cigarette out a window during a nationwide stay-at-home order in Bogota on Tuesday. Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP


PHILIPPINES — Praying for peace: A health worker prayed as a catholic priest blessed the COVID-19 testing area of a hospital in Manila on Thursday. Photo: Aaron Favila/AP


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INDIA — Flooded streets: People waded through a waterlogged street during heavy rains in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photo: Rajanish Kakade/AP


SRI LANKA — Ready to go: A polling officer wearing a mask and face shield at the entrance to a polling center during the parliamentary election in Colombo on Wednesday. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


FRANCE — Beach day: A woman walked near the beach in Saint Jean de Luz on Wednesday. Photo: Bob Edme/AP


JAPAN — Silent moments: People prayed in Hiroshima on Thursday in front of the cenotaph for atomic bombing victims before the start of a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the U.S. bombing. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP


BRAZIL — Having some fun: Pedestrians crossed a street as municipal guard Moab da Silva danced while directing traffic in Sao Joao De Meriti on Wednesday. Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

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