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Our world in photos: December 4

December 4, 2020 Michaela Keil
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BRAZIL — Masked protest: Ninawa Inu Huni kui, 40, protested against auctions for the exploration of oil fields in the Amazons outside a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Friday. Environmental activists and a representative of Indigenous communities gathered outside a hotel where the National Oil Agency will auction oil and gas blocks located in the Amazon. Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP


INDONESIA — Floodwater: A young girl washed a pillow in floodwater near ruins of houses in a neighborhood affected by the flood in Medan, North Sumatra, Friday. Torrential rains in the country’s third-largest city swelled rivers and flooded thousands of homes leaving a number of people killed and missing. Photo: Binsar Bakkara/AP


INDIA — Hide and seek: A nomadic Gujjar girl looked out from her temporary shelter on the outskirts of Jammu, Thursday. Nomadic Gujjars walk for miles with their cattle through the mountains during summer months in search of green pastures and move back to the plains with the advent of winter. Photo: Channi Anand/AP


INDIA — Sunset silhouette: A one-horned Rhinoceros grazed as the sun set in the Agoratoli range of Kaziranga National Park, east of Gauhati, Friday. Declared a national park in 1968 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is famous for its one-horned rhino habitat apart from other animals and birds. Photo: Anupam Nath/AP


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WEST BANK — Protesting Israeli expansion: Israeli border police officers and Palestinians clashed during a protest against the expansion of Israeli Jewish settlements near the West Bank town of Salfit, Thursday. Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP


BRITAIN — Packed stadium: A soccer fan waited surrounded by empty seats for the start of the Europa League group B soccer match between Arsenal and Rapid Wien at Emirates stadium in London, England, Thursday. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


NEPAL — Coming of age: A young Newar girl waited for an Ihi ceremony in Kathmandu, Friday. Ihi is a two-day ceremony performed for girls who have not reached puberty and involves purification rituals and marriage rituals with the bael (or wood apple). Newari girls are married thrice in their life, to the bael fruit and the sun before marrying a human. Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP


BANGLADESH — Tearful departure: A Rohingya refugee woman who was among those being moved to an island called Bhasan Char cried in Ukhiya on Thursday outside a transit area where the refugees were temporarily housed. Photo: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

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