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Our world in photos: November 19

November 19, 2020 Michaela Keil
PALESTINE — Pompeo unwelcome: Palestinians protested against the expected visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Jewish settlement of Psagot near the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, Wednesday. Pompeo’s expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel’s claims to war-won territory. Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP

 

BURKINA FASO — Election excitement: Supporters of President Roch Kabore attended a campaign rally in Bobo-Dioulasso Thursday. Burkina Faso will go to the polls on Nov. 22 to vote in presidential and legislative elections, which have been marred by ongoing violence. Attacks linked to Islamic militants have ravaged the once-peaceful nation. Photo: Sam Mednick/AP

 

GERMANY — Moonrise: The crescent moon passed behind office windows of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Wednesday. Photo: Michael Probst/AP

 

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HAITI — Motorcycle demonstration: On the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertieres, demonstrators rode their motorcycles past a burning police vehicle during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday. At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti’s capital after a speech by embattled President Moise. Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

 

ARGENTINA — Pro-choice rally: In Benos Aires, pro-choice activists demonstrated outside Congress in favor of decriminalizing abortion with a banner that read in Spanish “Legal Abortion 2020, it’s Urgent.” The rally came Wednesday, one day after President Alberto Fernández introduced a bill to legalize abortion. Photo: Victor R. Caivano/AP

 

SUDAN — Refugee camps: Ethiopian refugees gathered in the eastern Sudanese Qadarif region, Wednesday. The U.N. refugee agency says Ethiopia’s growing conflict has resulted in thousands fleeing from the Tigray region into Sudan as fighting spilled beyond Ethiopia’s borders and threatened to inflame the Horn of Africa region. Photo: Marwan Ali/AP

 

NAGORNO-KARABAKH — Packing up: Nikolai Karapetyan pressed a cross to his chest as he prepared to abandon his home in the village of Maraga, in the Martakert area, in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Wednesday. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory’s borders to Azerbaijan. Photo: Sergei Grits/AP

 

JAPAN — Masked masses: Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walked on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday. Japan has set a record for its daily new cases exceeding 2,100 cases of the coronavirus, the health ministry said Thursday as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called for maximum caution but without asking for restrictions on traveling or business activities. Photo: Koji Sasahara/AP

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