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Our world in photos: February 1

February 1, 2021 Michaela Keil
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CALIFORNIA — Santa Anita race: In this image, provided by Benoit Photo, Medina Spirit, right, and jockey Abel Cedillo, right, held off Roman Centurian, ridden by Juan Hernandez, left, and Hot Rod Charlie, ridden by Joel Rosario, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes horse race on Saturday at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
Photo: Benoit Photo via AP


CHINA — Field visit: Peter Daszak of the World Health Organization left in a car past a row of security personnel at the Hubei Center for Disease Control and Prevention after a field visit in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Monday. A World Health Organization team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic during their visit to the city where the coronavirus was first discovered.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


PALESTINE — Open borders: A Palestinian child, wearing a face mask, looked outside a car loaded with luggage as she and her family waited to cross to the Rafah border with Egypt, in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday. The border opened today after more than 60 days of closure.
Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP


ITALY — Reopening: Gianni Crea, the Vatican Museums chief “Clavigero” keys keeper, walked through the Sistine Chapel as he prepared to open the museum, at the Vatican on Monday. The Vatican Museums reopened Monday to visitors after 88 days of shutdown following COVID-19 containment measures.
Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP


GREECE — Hanging out: People relaxed on a beach in the Glyfada suburb south of Athens on Sunday afternoon.
Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/AP


CAMBODIA — End of the day: Garment workers stood on a truck as they headed home after their work shift outside Phnom Penh on Monday.
Photo: Heng Sinith/AP


VIETNAM — Reelection: Newly reelected Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, center, spoke during a press conference at the closing ceremony of after the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Hanoi on Monday. Vietnam’s Communist Party on Sunday reelected Nguyen Phu Trong to be its chief, the state Vietnam News Agency reported. His selection makes him the nation’s de facto leader for a third five-year term.
Photo: Minh Hoang/AP


RUSSIA — Court appearance: Wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Yulia, arrived to attend a hearing at a court in Moscow on Monday. Yulia Navalnaya was detained in Moscow during an unauthorized rally to support her husband on Jan. 31, 2021.
Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP


SRI LANKA — Independence: Sri Lankan army soldiers wearing masks attended an Independence Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on Monday. Sri Lanka will mark their 73rd independence anniversary on Feb. 4.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


PERU — Anti-lockdown protest: Protestors marched against a government-decreed lockdown decreed in Lima on Sunday. Peruvian authorities instituted a complete lockdown in multiple regions, including the capital, due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases which taxed healthcare services to their maximum capacity.
Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP


AUSTRALIA — Tennis Open: Germany’s Laura Siegmund made a forehand return to Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas during a tuneup tournament ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne on Monday.
Photo: Andrew Brownbill/AP

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