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Our world in photos: November 12

November 12, 2020 Michaela Keil
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BRITAIN — Off to the races: Runners and riders cleared a fence during the Mares’ Novices’ Chase at Bangor Racecourse in Wrexham, Wales on Tuesday. Photo: David Davies/PA via AP


CANADA — Remembrance Day: A security guard walked by thousands of Canadian flags on the eve of Remembrance Day in downtown Toronto on Tuesday. Every Nov. 11, Canadians take a moment of silence and remember those who served and continue to serve Canada throughout war, conflict and peace. Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP


HONG KONG — Lawmakers disqualified: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators posed for a photo before a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers announced that they are resigning en masse following a move by the city’s government to disqualify four pro-democracy legislators. Photo: Vincent Yu/AP


PERU — Unrest: Police in Lima on Tuesday positioned to disperse protesters near Congress, where lawmakers swore in a new president after voting to oust President Martin Vizcarra the day before. Peru swore in businessman and head of Congress Manuel Merino, who is unknown to most and was recently accused of trying to secure the military’s support for a congressional effort to boot the nation’s last leader out over unproven corruption allegations. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP


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FRANCE — Armistice Day: The Champs-Elysees avenue was empty during Armistice Day ceremonies marking the end of World War I, in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the armistice and honored all those who have died for France in two elaborate, solemn ceremonies Wednesday. Photo: Christian Hartmann/Pool via AP


TURKEY — New restrictions imposed: People, most wearing protective face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walked in Eminonu Market by the Golden Horn in Istanbul. Turkey’s government had urged the city’s residents to limit their mobility and called on employers to offer workers flexible or staggered working hours and the possibility of working from home. Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


IRAN — Cemetery crisis: Mourners at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery on the outskirts of Tehran on Sunday prayed over the body of a person who died from COVID-19. The cemetery is struggling to keep up with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging Iran, with double the usual number of bodies arriving each day and grave diggers excavating thousands of new plots. Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP


CHINA — Singles Day: A Chinese flag was hung near an automated parcel handling line at a warehouse for online retailer in Beijing, Wednesday. Singles Day is an annual extravaganza where China’s e-commerce companies offer generous discounts on their platforms. This year, Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions of dollars as the country recovers from the pandemic. Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP


INDIA — Testing: At a COVID-19 testing center in Hyderabad, a health care worker swabbed a patient. India’s tally of confirmed cases, currently the second largest in the world behind the U.S., has exceeded 8.6 million. Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP


MEXICO — Flooding: Residents of Villahermosa used boats to navigate flooded streets, Wednesday. Flooding has affected thousands in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco, keeping it underwater for days and sending nearly 10,000 people to shelters. Photo: Felix Marquez/AP


WASHINGTON — Veterans Day: In Seattle’s Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, retired U.S. Army veteran Bill MacCully walked among flag-covered graves in the Veterans Cemetery on Veterans Day, Wednesday. Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP

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