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Our world in photos: September 17

September 17, 2020 Noah Singer
JERUSALEM — Year’s end: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men prayed at the Western Wall ahead of Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

 

BELGIUM — First speech: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addressed the plenary during her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP

 

FLORIDA — Wading through: Trent Airhart waded through floodwaters in downtown Pensacola on Wednesday. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

 

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PORTUGAL — Safety first: A person donned a face mask as they entered a subway station in Lisbon on Wednesday. The use of face masks is mandatory when using public transportation in Portugal. Photo: Armando Franca/AP

 

JAPAN — Day one: Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke during a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photo: Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP

 

FRANCE — Finish line: Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez climbed the Loze pass to win stage 17 of the Tour de France in Meribel Col de la Loze on Wednesday. Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

 

CHINA — Tech expo: A promoter demonstrated livestream sales technology at the China Beijing International High-Tech Expo in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP

 

ECUADOR — Protest march: A demonstrator wearing a carnival mask marched to protest government economic policies, rising unemployment and an International Monetary Fund agreement in Quito on Wednesday. Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP

 

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ILLINOIS — Hazy skies: A hazy sun set in Vernon Hills on Tuesday. The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States has now blanketed much of the county along with parts of Mexico and Canada. Photo: John Starks/Daily Herald via AP

 

ITALY — Taking a swing: Cori Gauff of the United States returned the ball to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza during an Italian Open match in Rome on Thursday. Photo: Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP

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