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Our world in photos: December 21

December 21, 2020 Michaela Keil
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CYPRUS — Sunset stroll: Women walked across a bridge during sunset along the seaside of the southern coastal city of Limassol, Saturday.
Photo: Petros Karadjias/AP


MISSISSIPPI — Packaging: Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Sunday.
Photo: Paul Sancya/Pool via AP


TURKEY — Infant infected: A nurse tended to a 11-day-old baby boy inside an incubator, infected with COVID-19, who arrived just four days after his birth at the intensive care unit of the Prof. Dr. Feriha Oz Emergency Hospital, in Istanbul, Saturday. The hospital is a new infirmary offering some of the most advanced intensive care treatment in the country. When the pandemic first struck, Turkey was credited for quickly bringing infection rates under control. It is now seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases that is putting a serious strain on its health system.
Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


ROMANIA — Lone Santa: A man wearing a Santa Claus outfit rode a horse during an event at an equestrian center in Ganeasa, Saturday. Street celebrations during the holiday season have been forbidden and health authorities urged Romanians to limit their attendance of Christmas and New Year’s gatherings to close family members to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Photo: Andreea Alexandru/AP


THAILAND — Closed off: A shrimp market is closed and barbed-wired in Samut Sakhon, south of Bangkok, Sunday. Thailand reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest daily tally in a country that had largely brought the pandemic under control. Health officials said the new cases were mostly from migrant workers from Myanmar connected to the outbreak at the Klang Koong shrimp market in Samut Sakhon province.
Photo: Jerry Harmer/AP


SWITZERLAND — Ski jumping: Andreas Schuler of Switzerland jumped at the men’s ski jumping FIS World Cup at the Titlisschanze in Engelberg, Sunday.
Photo: Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — COVID-19 relief: The U.S. Capitol was lit up as negotiators sealed a deal for COVID relief, Sunday. Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them.
Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP


AFGHANISTAN — Rubble and ruins: Afghan security personnel inspected the site of a bombing attack in Kabul on Sunday. The strong car bomb explosion rocked the capital Kabul city on Sunday morning, killing multiple people, said a government official.
Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP


GREECE — Homelessness: A homeless man slept in front of a toy store that reads “A dream world ” in Greek in Monastiraki, district of Athens, early Sunday.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


AUSTRIA — Biathlon World Cup: From left to right, Tiril Eckhoff of Norway, Marte Olsbu Roeiseland of Norway, and Hanna Oeberg of Sweden aimed to shoot during the women’s 10 km pursuit race at the Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, Saturday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

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