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Our world in photos: November 16

November 16, 2020 Michaela Keil
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FLORIDA — Lighting up the sky: Crowds watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew Dragon from the beaches of Cape Canaveral. The photo was captured using a 3 ½ minute exposure Sunday evening. Photo: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP


PAKISTAN — Diwali celebrations: A Hindu family held clay lamps during a ceremony to celebrate Diwali at Swami Narayan temple in Karachi, Saturday. The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali celebrates the spiritual victory of light over darkness. Photo: Fareed Khan/AP


NORTH KOREA — Mother’s Day: Gymnasts from the Pyongyang Circus Theater performed for North Korea’s Mother’s Day Monday in Pyongyang. Photo: Jon Chol Jin/AP


NEW YORK — New exhibition: Workers at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan put the finishing touches on an installation for artist General Idea’s “Magic Bullet,” Friday. Photo: John Minchillo/AP


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CANADA — ‘Avoid the area’: Police officers urged citizens to “avoid the area” near the offices of Ubisoft in downtown Montreal, Friday. After what was reportedly a hoax 911 call, the streets around the building were cordoned off by heavily armed officers, and television images revealed dozens of Ubisoft workers who barricaded themselves on the rooftop. Photo: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP


PERU — Change of power: People who refused to recognize Peru’s new government gathered to protest in Lima, Saturday. Peru’s Congress voted overwhelmingly to remove now ex-President Martín Vizcarra on Monday. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP


FLORIDA — SpaceX launch: In Cape Canaveral, a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39-A at 7:27 p.m. Sunday evening. The Crew-1 mission carried four astronauts as they began a mission to the International Space Station. Photo: Chris O’Meara/AP


BRITAIN — Tennis ATP Finals: At the O2 arena in London, Novak Djokovic of Serbia played Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in a singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament, Monday. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


JAPAN — Olympics talks: The International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, talked with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, right, during their meeting in Tokyo, Monday. Bach is beginning a visit to Tokyo to convince politicians and the Japanese public that the postponed Olympics will open in just over eight months. Photo: Koji Sasahara/AP

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