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Our world in photos: January 4

January 4, 2021 Michaela Keil
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INDIA — Election in exile: An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk rotated prayer wheels next to a path marked with circles for voters to ensure social distancing in Dharamsala, Sunday. Exile Tibetans voted in the first round to elect a new political leader and members of the Tibetan parliament while in exile.
Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP


CANADA — Paddling about: A person on a paddleboard was silhouetted on the waters of Burrard Inlet at sunset as a freighter at anchor is seen in the distance in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday.
Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP


JAPAN — Countdown: A man looked at a countdown calendar noting 200 days until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Monday, in Tokyo. Also on Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surged to record numbers in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures.
Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP


MYANMAR — Independence Day: Members of an honor guard stood at attention during a ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of Independence Day in Naypyitaw, Monday.
Photo: Aung Shine Oo/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Congress: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), waved the gavel on the opening day of the 117th Congress on Capitol Hill, Sunday.
Photo: Bill Clark/Pool via AP


AUSTRIA — Above the clouds: Thomas Lackner of Austria soared through the air during his first-round jump at the third stage of the 69th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Sunday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Hard hitter: South Africa’s batsman Rassie van der Dussen played a shot during the second Test cricket match between South Africa and the Sri Lanka Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, Sunday.
Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP


BRITAIN — Extradition: This court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Julian Assange, who appeared at the Old Bailey in London for the ruling in his extradition case, was created in London on Monday. A British judge rejected the United States’ request to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of Assange’s mental health. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange was likely to kill himself if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision.
Photo: Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP

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