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Our world in photos: January 5

January 5, 2021 Michaela Keil
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GERMANY — Wave rider: A surfer jumped into the storm-beaten Baltic Sea from the pier in Timmendorfer Strand, as temperatures reached two degrees celsius on Monday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freshman class: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), left, spoke with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), after welcoming freshman Republican members at the Capitol on Monday.
Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP


TURKEY — Unrest: Police in riot gear clashed with students of Bogazici University, in Istanbul, Monday. Hundreds of students protested President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a rector to one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities. Erdogan’s appointment is tied to his ruling party, which sparked outrage.
Photo: Zeynep Kuray/AP


WISCONSIN — Jacob Blake: Jacob Blake Sr., father of Jacob Blake, held a candle at a rally on Monday night in Kenosha. The younger Blake was shot on August 23 by officer Rusten Sheskey of the Kenosha police, leaving him paralyzed. The vigil on Monday was in preparation for a decision on the firing and charging of officer Sheskey, and the National Guard have been called in with the expectation of unrest after the decision is released.
Photo: Morry Gash/AP


INDIA — Blockade: A farmer, seated next to a bonfire, lit a bidi, or hand-rolled tobacco, as they blocked a major highway in a protest against new farm laws while the rain came down at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border on Monday. Ignoring the coronavirus pandemic, the farmers have been blockading highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for nearly five weeks, obstructing transportation and dealing a blow to manufacturing and businesses in the north.
Photos: Altaf Qadri/AP


BRITAIN — Lockdown: A person walked through London with an umbrella in light rain in the financial district on Tuesday morning, the first morning of England entering a third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night announced a tough new stay-at-home order, as authorities struggled to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the U.K.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


FRANCE — Mourning: The hearse convoy of late French forces soldiers, who were killed in Mali when an improvised explosive device hit their armored vehicle last week, drove through Paris to the Invalides for a national tribute on Monday. The soldiers were participating in a military operation in the Hombori area of Mali’s central Mopti province, part of a larger mission aiming at fighting Islamist extremists in Africa’s Sahel region, as part of Operation Barkhane.
Photo: Francois Mori/AP


NORWAY — Landslide: Rescue work continued on Tuesday after a large landslide that destroyed several houses at Ask in Norway. Several homes were taken by the landslide early Wednesday, Dec. 30, killing seven people, while three are still reported missing.
Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB via AP


GEORGIA — Biden endorsement: Supporters cheered as President-elect Joe Biden spoke in Atlanta on Monday, as he campaigned for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP


FRANCE — Trade ends: The road heading to the checkpoint on the Eurotunnel site is pictured in Coquelles on Monday. Britain left the European bloc’s vast single market for people, goods, and services, completing the biggest single economic change the country has experienced since World War II.
Photo: Michel Spingler/AP

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