Our world in photos: January 21
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
Swearing-in: President Joe Biden spoke during a virtual swearing-in ceremony of political appointees from the
State Dining Room of the
White House on Wednesday.
Photo: Evan Vucci/AP
HONDURAS — Going back: A Honduran migrant peered from a bus that took her and other migrants to San Pedro Sula from Copan after Guatemalan authorities returned them to the border on Wednesday. Photo: Oliver de Ros/AP
COLOMBIA — Empty seat: Protesters carried an empty chair that symbolized Mayor of Bogota Claudia Lopez’s absence in negotiations regarding a citywide curfew amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Bogota, Wednesday, as they marched toward her residence to demand the cur- few be lifted. Photo: Ivan Valencia/AP
ZIMBABWE — Burial: Pallbearers waited for the coffins to arrive at a state burial of government ministers who died of COVID-19, in Harare, Thursday. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who presided over the burial, called the pandemic “evil” and urged people to wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitize. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP
BOLIVIA — Mourning: An Aymara man cried after paying his last respects to late Indige- nous leader Felipe Quispe “El Mallku” in El Alto on Wednesday. Quispe, known as “El Mallku,” which means “condor,” died of a heart attack on Tuesday. Photo: Juan Karita/AP
CHINA — New hope: A large video screen played a government news report about the inauguration of President Joe Biden at a shopping mall in Beijing on Thursday. China expressed hope the Biden administration will improve prospects for people of both countries and give a boost to relations after an especially rocky patch. Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP
INDONESIA — Ending the search: Workers dried a dock at the Tanjung Priok Port where the command center for the search and rescue mission for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 that crashed into the Java Sea on Jan. 9 is located, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Thursday. Indonesian authorities ended the search on Thursday for the wreckage of the plane that nose-dived into the sea, killing all of its passengers on board. Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP
THAILAND — Press conference: Former leader of the dissolved Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, spoke during a press conference in Bangkok on Thursday. Thanathorn was charged with defaming Thailand’s monarchy by questioning the government’s procurement of COVID-19 vacines. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP
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