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Our world in photos: December 22

December 22, 2020 Michaela Keil
ROMANIA — Remembrance: A child leaned on the cross of a 1989 anti-communist revolution victim after a memorial religious service for those killed in the uprising, in Bucharest, Monday. Participants and relatives of those killed marked the anniversary of the anti-communist uprising which started in Bucharest on Dec. 21, 1989, left more than one thousand people dead and ended the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP

 

GERMANY — Oh, tannenbaum: People walked past the Christmas tree in the Roemerberg square, as reflected in a puddle in Frankfurt on Sunday. Photo: Michael Probst/AP

 

CHINA — Wedding season: A couple had their wedding photos taken near the Forbidden City in Beijing on Sunday. While Zoom weddings may have become a new trend elsewhere, couples in China are feeling some, if not all, sense of normalcy nearly a year into the pandemic. Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP

 

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GUATEMALA — Festival: Indigenous women watched the procession of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of Chichicastenango on Monday. The traditional festival in honor of Saint Thomas usually lasts eight days, but was reduced to four to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Moises Castillo/AP

 

HAWAII — Lava: In this photo provided by the National Park Service, people watched an eruption from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on the Big Island on Sunday. The volcano shot steam and an ash cloud into the atmosphere which lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Monday. Photo: Janice Wei/National Park Service via AP

 

SPAIN — Lottery: A ball bearing a ticket number fell from a giant drum at Madrid’s Teatro Real opera house during Spain’s bumper Christmas lottery draw, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, in Madrid, Tuesday. Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP

 

CUBA — Play ball: Men played basketball at a court in Havana, Monday. Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP

 

OHIO — Interception: Cincinnati Bengals’ Darius Phillips (23) broke up a pass intended for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Diontae Johnson (18) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, in Cincinnati. Photo: Bryan Woolston/AP

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