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Our world in photos: January 6

January 6, 2021 Michaela Keil
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PAKISTAN — Mining murder: On Wednesday, people from the Shiite Hazara community held a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Quetta. Pakistan’s minority Shiites continued their sit-in for a fourth straight day after 11 coal miners were killed by the Islamic State group on Sunday. The protesters insisted that they will bury their dead only when Prime Minister Imran Khan personally visits them to assure protection.
Photo: Arshad Butt/AP


ARGENTINA — Flipping for joy: Rony of Brazil’s Palmeiras celebrated scoring his side’s opening goal against Argentina’s River Plate during a Copa Libertadores soccer semifinal match against Argentina’s River Plate in Buenos Aires, Tuesday.
Photo: Marcos Brindicci/Pool via AP


BOSNIA — Pollution problem: Plastic bottles, wooden planks, rusty barrels, and other garbage clogged the Drina river near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad, Tuesday. Further upstream, the Drina tributaries in Montenegro, Serbia, and Bosnia were carrying even more waste after the swollen rivers surged over the landfills by their banks. The Balkan nations have poor waste management and tons of garbage routinely end up in rivers.
Photo: Eldar Emric/AP


TURKEY — Epiphany race: Greek Orthodox faithful Vasili Kurkcu, 44, kissed a wooden crucifix after retrieving it in the Golden Horn during the Epiphany ceremony in Istanbul, Wednesday. The cross was thrown into the water by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, few visitors from Christian Orthodox countries traveled for Epiphany, so the race to the cross consisted of only two swimmers.
Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


GEORGIA — Counting continues: Observers watched an official work as ballots were counted for Georgia’s Senate runoff election at the Georgia World Congress Center on Wednesday in Atlanta. Ballots were counted overnight, with the races still too close to call.
Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP

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