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Our world in photos: January 7

January 7, 2021 Michaela Keil
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BRAZIL — Mass graves: Cemetery workers carried the remains of 89-year-old Abilio Ribeiro, who died from COVID-19, to bury at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas state, Wednesday. Manaus declared a 180-day state of emergency due to a surge of new cases of coronavirus on Jan. 5.
Photo: Edmar Barros/AP


ECUADOR — Devil Festival: People dressed as devils danced in La Diablada Pillarena in Pillaro, Wednesday. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, performers took to the streets of this small city in the center of the country with only 40 characters dancing in a closed place and without an audience.
Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP


FRANCE — Collision: Montpellier’s Junior Sambia, right, jumped for the ball with Marseille’s Dario Benedetto during the French League One soccer match between Marseille and Montpellier at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, Wednesday.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Destroyed: Rioters broke TV equipment outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP


ROMANIA — Epiphany: Children watched people gathering for Epiphany celebrations in a field outside the village of Facaeni, on the Danube riverbanks, Wednesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local traditions which usually include the throwing of a wooden cross in the Danube river that swimmers compete to retrieve after, blessing horses with holy water, and a horse race, were drastically reduced by local authorities.
Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP


NEPAL — Party politics: A Nepalese supporter of the splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party fell during clashes with police in Kathmandu on Thursday. Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis.
Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP


GERMANY — Snow scene: People crossed a road in a snow-covered landscape in Oberhof, Thursday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aftermath: Early Thursday morning, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) stopped to look at the damage left by rioters after they stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday.
Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP


AFGHANISTAN — Coronavirus continues: An Afghan doctor checked a COVID-19 patient at the Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul, Thursday.
Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP

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