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Our world in photos: December 11

December 11, 2020 Michaela Keil
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BRITAIN — Backed up: Trucks queued for the Port of Dover as the Dover TAP (Traffic Access Protocol) was implemented due to high volumes of freight traffic, in Dover, Friday. British trucking firms, supermarkets and other businesses implored the government to strike a last-minute trade deal with the European Union, as the two sides’ leaders told their citizens to brace for New Year upheaval in the U.K.-EU trading relationship. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA via AP


SOUTH KOREA — Everyone’s wearing them: A woman wearing a face mask took a picture of a lion statue with a face mask at a park in Seoul, Friday. South Korea is expanding the use of rapid tests and deploying hundreds of police officers and soldiers to help with contact tracing as it deals with its worst surge of coronavirus cases since the early days of the pandemic. Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP


ARGENTINA — Abortion rally: Abortion-rights activists rallied outside Congress as lawmakers debated a bill on abortion legalization, in Buenos Aires, Thursday. The lower house is expected to vote on a legal abortion bill presented by President Alberto Fernández. Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP


SUDAN — Having fun: Tigray refugee children sang and danced inside a tent run by UNICEF for children’s activities, in Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, Thursday. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP


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BRITAIN — Scoring moment: Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso scored as Royal Antwerp’s goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand tried to stop him during the Europa League Group J soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Antwerp at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Thursday. Tottenham Hotspur won the match 2-0. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via AP


GERMANY — Love shines bright: A hotel switched on the lights in some rooms to form a heart near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Thursday, as the German government discussed further restrictions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Michael Probst/AP


BRAZIL — Favela dancers: Dance student Ana Carolina Baptista practiced in a makeshift dance school in the City of God slum of Rio de Janeiro, Thursday. Fifteen-year-old Baptista is one of three teenage dancers from the slum who was selected for a full scholarship abroad. They are raising funds for their travel expenses via the internet. Photo: Bruna Prado/AP


SPAIN — Eviction: A woman looked from her window at police officers who surrounded activists trying to stop the eviction of Alejandro Ibañez Maltes, 30, from his apartment in Barcelona, Thursday. Alejandro had been accused of not making rent payments and not renewing his lease since February of 2020. Photo: Joan Mateu/AP


NEPAL — Youthful play: Young Buddhist monks played standing next to a fire at a monastery in Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Friday. The stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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