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Our world in photos: December 2

December 2, 2020 Michaela Keil
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NEW YORK — Staff strike: Nurses walked out of the Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital to go on strike over safe staffing issues during the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, in New Rochelle. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP


THAILAND — River of ducks: Inflatables of mostly yellow ducks, a symbol of the protest movement, were lifted over a crowd of anti-government protesters attending a rally Wednesday, in Bangkok. Thailand’s highest court acquitted Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of breaching ethics clauses in the country’s constitution, allowing him to stay in his job, Wednesday. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP

CHINA — Me too: Zhou Xiaoxuan, center, wept as she spoke to her supporters upon arrival at a courthouse in Beijing, Wednesday. Zhou filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against a TV host, and told dozens of cheering supporters at a courthouse Wednesday she hopes her case will encourage other victims of gender violence in a system that gives them few options to pursue complaints. Photo: Andy Wong/AP


INDIA — Lined up: People wore face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus as they waited in a queue to cast their votes during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections in Hyderabad, Tuesday. Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP


JAPAN — Rings return: The Olympic symbol was reinstalled after it was taken down for maintenance ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the Odaiba section Tuesday, in Tokyo. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP


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SRI LANKA — Prison riot: A family member of an inmate demanded to know the condition of her relative while lying at the feet of a police officer, outside the Mahara prison complex following overnight unrest in Mahara, Monday. Sri Lankan officials say six inmates were killed and 35 others were injured when guards opened fire to control a riot at a prison on the outskirts of the capital. Two guards were critically injured. Pandemic-related unrest has been growing in Sri Lanka’s overcrowded prisons. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


AZERBAIJAN — Ride of triumph: An Azerbaijani man held a national flag as he rode a horse to celebrate the transfer of the Lachin region to Azerbaijan’s control, as part of a peace deal that required Armenian forces to cede the Azerbaijani territories they held outside Nagorno-Karabakh, in Aghjabadi, Tuesday. Azerbaijan completed the return of territory ceded by Armenia under a Russia-brokered peace deal that ended six weeks of fierce fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


SUDAN — Traveling to safety: Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region rode a bus to the Village 8 temporary shelter near the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Hamdayet, Tuesday. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP

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