Our world in photos: November 27
NEW YORK — Thanksgiving parade: Participants danced in the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as seen from a barricade about two blocks away on Thursday. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP
MEXICO — Women’s march: A demonstrator with her face covered joined a march marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, in Mexico City, Wednesday. Photo: Ginnette Riquelme/AP
BRITAIN — Sunset sights: People gathered to look out as the sun set, by Chesterton Windmill, England, Thursday. The 17th-century cylindrical stone tower Chesterton Windmill forms a striking landmark in the plain landscape. Photo: Jacob King/PA via AP
ILLINOIS — Lone traveler: A lone rail traveler waited in the Grand Hall of Chicago’s Union Station, Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
THAILAND — Pro-democracy protests: Inflatable yellow ducks, which have become symbols of resistance during anti-government rallies, were lifted over a crowd of protesters on Friday in Bangkok. Pro-democracy demonstrators have continued their protests in calling for the reform of the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents, or a military crackdown.
ARGENTINA — A sport in mourning: Thursday, a hearse carried the casket of Diego Maradona from the government house in Buenos Aires. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever, and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title, died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday at the age of 60. Photo: Mario De Fina/AP
AFGHANISTAN — Foggy ride: Afghan men rode a donkey cart during a heavy fog in Kabul, Thursday. Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP
FRANCE — Restriction demonstrations: Restaurant, bar and nightclub owners demonstrated in Marseille, Thursday, against government restrictions laid out for a gradual monthlong virus lockdown, including hundreds of millions of Euros in new aid for struggling workers and students and businesses forced to close. Photo: Daniel Cole/AP
NEW YORK — Altered Thanksgiving: Family members waved goodbye to nursing home resident Barbara Farrior, 85, at the end of their visit at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on Thursday. The home offered drive-up visits for families of residents struggling with celebrating the holiday alone. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP
INDIA — Farmer protests: Policemen used water cannons to prevent protesting farmers from moving ahead towards Delhi, at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, Friday. Thousands of agitating farmers in India faced tear gas and baton charges from police on Friday after they resumed their march to the capital against new farming laws that they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. Photo: AP
SPAIN — Visiting family: Through a window, Angels Trepat, 59, said goodbye to her mother Angelina, 91, after visiting her at the Icaria nursing home in Barcelona, Friday. Angelina visits her mother daily in the nursing home where she has resided for more than 10 years, but now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the visits no longer include a hug. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP
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