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Our world in photos: December 7

December 7, 2020 Michaela Keil
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AUSTRALIA — Extraterrestrial visitor: A member of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) retrieved a capsule dropped by the spacecraft Hayabusa2 in Woomera, Southern Australia, Sunday. A Japanese capsule carrying the first samples of asteroid subsurface shot across the night atmosphere early Sunday before successfully landing in the remote Australian Outback, completing a mission to provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. Photo: JAXA via AP


FRANCE — Protesting police: Protesters sat in front of burning cars during a demonstration, Saturday, in Paris. Police misconduct has received additional attention as a cause in France after footage emerged last month of French police officers beating up Black music producer Michel Zecler, triggering a nationwide outcry. Photo: Francois Mori/AP


GEORGIA — One-sided debate: Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff spoke during a debate for the runoff Georgia Senate election on Sunday in Atlanta. Sen. David Perdue declined to attend the debate. Photo: Ben Gray/AP via Pool


BRAZIL — Calm waters: A man sailed at sunset on a traditional boat near the riverside regions of the city of Portel, located on the mouth of the Amazon River, Friday. The municipality of Portel has one of the lowest human development rates in the country, concentrating a population with low levels of prevention and use of protective masks for COVID-19. Brazil is expecting a second wave of COVID-19 cases nationwide, with the state of Para reporting high numbers of people infected and more than 63 thousand dead from the disease so far. Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP


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SUDAN — Camp cooking: Tigray refugees, who fled the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, lit fires to prepare dinners in front of their tents at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Friday. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP


SPAIN — Spiderman: British urban climber George King, 20, scaled the Glories tower, which measures 472 feet, without ropes or suction pads, in Barcelona, Saturday. It took forty minutes for King to climb and descend the iconic 33-story tower. King said he hopes his performance will help lift spirits during the Christmas holiday season marred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


PALESTINE — In mourning: Relatives mourned the body of 13-year-old Ali Abu Alia — who was shot dead by Israeli military forces during clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians — during his funeral in al-Mughair village near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday. Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP


INDONESIA — First round: People wore face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Jakarta, Monday. Indonesia’s government said that more than a million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by the China-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech arrived in the country late Sunday and more are expected to arrive in early January. Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP

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