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Our world in photos: January 29

January 29, 2021 Michaela Keil
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VENEZUELA — Fire: A firefighter rested after helping put out a fire at the Ministry of Education, where a fire broke out in the early morning before the offices opened, in Caracas on Thursday. The cause has not yet been disclosed. No injuries were reported.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP


CANADA — Rideau Canal: People made their way along the Rideau Canal Skateway on its opening day in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rideau Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo: Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP


POLAND — Protests continue: People gathered for a protest against a new anti-abortion law in Warsaw on Thursday. A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland three months after a top court ruled that the abortion of congenitally damaged fetuses is unconstitutional. Led by a women’s rights group, people poured onto the streets of Warsaw and other cities for the second evening in a row on Thursday to protest the move.
Photo: Czarek Sokolowski/AP


GREECE — Students protests: A university student held a banner during a rally against education reforms in Athens on Thursday. Thousands of protesters in Greece have held demonstrations in the Greek capital and the second-largest city of Thessaloniki against proposed education reforms, defying a weeklong public ban on protests imposed as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP


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CALIFORNIA — Wake of the storm: Jose Guadalupe cleared debris from a mudslide following heavy rains in the Chualar community of Monterey County on Thursday. The area sits beneath hillsides scorched in last year’s River Fire.
Photo: Noah Berger/AP


CALIFORNIA — Cloris Leachman: Flowers were laid on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of the late Oscar-winning actress Cloris Leachman on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Leachman died Wednesday of natural causes at age 94.
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP


PORTUGAL — Construction: A worker finished a wall just built in the Military Hospital canteen, which is being transformed into a 50-bed infirmary, in Lisbon, on Wednesday. At the hospital, hundreds of troops have spent frantic weeks this month rushing to turn every available space into makeshift COVID-19 wards, as Portugal scrambles to cope with a sudden deluge of cases engulfing the public health system.
Photo: Armando Franca/AP


INDONESIA — Burial: On Thursday, workers prepared a coffin for burial in the special section of the Padurenan cemetery, which opened to accommodate the surge in deaths during the coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi.
Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP


GERMANY — Vaccinated: A man wore a face mask on his walk back from the vaccination center in Frankfurt on Thursday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP

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