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Our world in photos: January 20

January 20, 2021 Michaela Keil
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RUSSIA — Sending a message: A woman wrote with her foot on a frosty barrier in Russian “We demand freedom for Navalny” in St.Petersburg, Monday. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at passport control at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after flying in Sunday evening from Berlin, where he was treated following the poisoning in August that he blames on the Kremlin.
Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Action shot: Seton Hall forward Sandro Mamukelashvili, rear, passed the ball to guard Takal Molson (15) under the basket as Villanova forwards Brandon Slater (3) and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) defended during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, in Villanova.
Photo: Laurence Kesterson/AP


BOLIVIA — Transportation strike: Striking taxi drivers blocked an avenue in El Alto, Tuesday. This blockade was part of a two-day nationwide strike to demand an additional six-month grace period on bank loans used to repair taxi vehicles and buy new ones, citing the pandemic which adversely affected the taxi businesses.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


ETHIOPIA — Timkat Festival: Monday, Ethiopians sang as the sun set in Addis Ababa during the Timkat festival, an Orthodox Christian occasion to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. The three-day festivities of Timkat, with singing, dancing, and processions, is one of the most important festivals on the Ethiopian calendar, celebrated across the country.
Photo: AP


GUATEMALA — On guard: Honduran migrants observed a police checkpoint as they took an alternative route to avoid being detained in Chiquimula, Tuesday. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces.
Photo: Oliver de Ros/AP


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