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Our world in photos: November 20

November 20, 2020 Michaela Keil
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CZECH REPUBLIC — Candles of remembrance: People lit candles during the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the pro-democratic Velvet Revolution that ended communist rule in 1989, in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday. Photo: Petr David Josek/AP


CANADA — Puppy play: In Calgary, Alberta, Charlie, an eight-month-old goldendoodle, ran with Landon DuPont, 11, center, and Aden Bouchard, 11, left, as the trio played hockey on an outdoor rink, Thursday. The boys’ school classes have been moved online because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP


BRITAIN — ATP Tennis finals: Rafael Nadal of Spain served to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Thursday. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


KASHMIR — Cold morning: A Kashmiri boy watched as his sheep grazed on a cold day on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday. Photo: Mukhtar Khan/AP


News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

NEW YORK — Closure controversy: A child ran across a sidewalk in front of New York’s City Hall, which was decorated with graffiti in favor of keeping public schools open, Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the nation’s largest school system would move to exclusively remote learning, as the city tries to tamp down a growing number of coronavirus cases. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP


PHILIPPINES — Typhoon Vamco: After his house was damaged by floods after Typhoon Vamco hit his village, a resident carried whatever belongings he could retrieve. The typhoon hit the village about a week ago at Nangka, Marikina city, taking the lives of dozens throughout the country. Some areas are still covered with mud as the local government steps up cleaning efforts from damages brought by the typhoon. Photo: Aaron Favila/AP


CALIFORNIA — Coronavirus testing: Motorists waited in long lines to take a coronavirus test in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, in Los Angeles. Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP


ITALY — Street art: Dutch street artist Judith de Leeuw worked on her 250-square-meter street artwork titled “Outside in,” in Rome, Wednesday. The mural was made using an innovative paint mix capable of absorbing air pollution, and depicts a woman and a man mirroring each other without looking. It is dedicated to LGBTQ+ rights. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP


INDONESIA — Fruits of labor: Babies and toddlers of female palm oil workers napped in a makeshift day care center in Sumatra, as their parents worked. Most mothers who work on palm oil plantations do not have access to childcare, forcing them to take their young children with them into the fields. Photo: Binsar Bakkara/AP


BRITAIN — Decorations for a crowd of none: A Christmas tree on display in the middle of Leadenhall Market looked over an empty mall, where all the non-essential shops are temporarily closed. England’s second coronavirus lockdown in London came as Britain, on Thursday, posted 598 COVID-19 deaths of people who tested positive for the virus in the last 28 days, the highest daily death toll since May. Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


INDIA — Chhath Puja festiva: A Hindu devotee wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus prayed to the Sun God while in knee-deep waters in the Hussain Sagar Lake during Chhath Puja festival in Hyderabad, Friday. Health officials warned about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the upcoming religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP

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