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Our world in photos: February 2

February 2, 2021 Michaela Keil
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NEW YORK — Urban skier: Steve Kent skied through Times Square during a snowstorm on Monday in Manhattan.
Photo: John Minchillo/AP


GREECE — Stacked: Chairs and tables were stored outside a closed traditional restaurant in Monastiraki, a district of Athens, on Monday. Greek authorities reimposed tougher lockdown restrictions in greater Athens after infections began climbing again.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


CALIFORNIA — Rainbow: A man wearing a face mask crossed the street under a rainbow ending at the Transamerica Pyramid building, amid the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco on Monday.
Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP


MYANMAR — Blocked: Myanmar’s military stood guard at a checkpoint manned with armored vehicles blocking a road leading to the parliament building on Tuesday, in Naypyitaw. Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament remained confined inside their government housing in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military staged a coup and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Photo: AP


KANSAS — Chores: Rod Bradshaw tried to start an air compressor as he completed chores on his farm near Jetmore on Wednesday. Bradshaw, who claims to be the last Black farmer in Hodgeman County, was concerned that systemic discrimination by government agencies, farm lenders, and the courts have reduced the numbers of Black farmers in the United States from about a million in 1920 to less than 50,000 today.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


HAITI — Strike: On Monday, A woman pushed her merchandise away from tires set on fire by protesters during a countrywide strike demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince. Opposition leaders are pushing for Moïse to step down on Feb. 7 while Moïse has said his term ends in February 2022.
Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP


PORTUGAL — Colorful arrangements: A florist prepared wreaths at a funeral agency in Amadora, outside of Lisbon on Monday. Portugal continued to top the global charts with the worst 7-day rolling average of new daily COVID-19 infections and fatalities per 100,000 residents, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Photo: Armando Franca/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Groundhog Day: Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume held Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 135th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, on Tuesday. Phil’s handlers said that the groundhog forecasted six more weeks of winter weather during this year’s event.
Photo: Barry Reeger/AP


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Museum of the Future: Laborers hung from The Museum of the Future, a museum of innovation and design currently under construction in Dubai on Tuesday.
Photo: Kamran Jebreili/AP


FRANCE — Flooding: A man attached a pontoon to his barge on the overflowing embankments of the river Seine in Paris, on Tuesday.
Photo: Thibault Camus/AP

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