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Our world in photos: August 19

August 19, 2020 Noah Singer
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GERMANY — Cooling down: A polar bear shook off water at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday. Photo: Martin Meissner/AP

 

CHILE — Reopening day: People rode on empty escalators during the reopening of the Costanera shopping center in Santiago on Tuesday. Photo: Esteban Felix/AP

 

GEORGIA — Out of the park: A foul ball went to the dogs in left field during the eighth inning of an MLB game on Tuesday in Atlanta. Photo: Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

 

BRAZIL — Clearing land: An area consumed by fire was cleared near Novo Progresso on Tuesday. The world’s largest rainforest is nearing a tipping point, after which it won’t generate enough rainfall to sustain itself. Photo: Andre Penner/AP

 

PHILIPPINES — Bus ride: A passenger wore a face mask and face shield in Quezon City on Wednesday. Photo: Aaron Favila/AP

 

SPAIN — At the beach: A couple sat on a beach during sunset on the Spanish Gran Canaria island on Tuesday. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

 

RHODE ISLAND — Roll call vote: In this image from video, Joseph McNamara of Rhode Island spoke during the state roll call vote on Tuesday, the second night of the Democratic National Convention. Photo: Democratic National Convention via AP

 

NEPAL — Festival days: A woman helped her mother offer prayers during the Kuse Aunsi festival in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

 

SOUTH KOREA — Makeshift clinic: A medical worker held a portable fan while police officers were tested for COVID-19 at a makeshift clinic in Seoul on Wednesday. Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP

 

BRITAIN — Minute of silence: People observed a minute’s silence at Waterloo Station in London on Wednesday to remember those killed one week ago in Scotland’s Stonehaven train derailment. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

 

GERMANY — Reaching the peak: People queued to reach the summit cross on top of the highest German mountain, Zugspitze, on Wednesday. Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

 

MARYLAND — Campaign trail: President Donald Trump arrived to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

 

BELARUS — Many voices: Demonstrators gathered in Minsk on Tuesday amid widespread allegations of election fraud. Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP


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