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Our world in photos: February 4

February 4, 2021 Michaela Keil
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PALESTINE — Food distribution: Palestinian children waited in line while holding pots to receive free meals of green pea stew cooked by Samera Abu Amra, unseen, for distribution to poor residents in Gaza City on Thursday. Amra cooks the meals with money sent by benefactors to help feed the poor as poverty and unemployment rates in Gaza hover around 50 percent.
Photo: Adel Hana/AP


THAILAND — Watching: A Myanmar national living in Thailand wore a face mask with the image of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok on Thursday. The military announced Monday that it will take power for one year, accusing Suu Kyi’s government of not investigating allegations of voter fraud in recent elections. Suu Kyi’s party swept that vote and the military-backed party did poorly. The State Election Commission has refuted the allegations.
Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP


SWITZERLAND — Playtime: The elephant cow Omysha dove underwater in its enclosure at the Zoo in Zurich on Wednesday.
Photo: Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP


ECUADOR — Election rally: Supporters of presidential candidate Yaku Perez of the Indigenous party Pachakutik attended his campaign rally in Quito on Wednesday. Voters will head to the polls on Feb. 7 to pick a new president amid a deepening economic crisis exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP


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FRANCE — Photo-op: A protester took a picture during a demonstration in Marseille on Thursday. French unions called for strikes and protests around the country on Thursday to demand more government aid for those struggling financially because of the pandemic, and more investment in public sector jobs.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP


GEORGIA — Reach: Atlanta Hawks forward Danilo Gallinari, right, was fouled by Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, in Atlanta.
Photo: John Bazemore/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Do not open: A sealed coffin containing the remains of a COVID-19 victim was stored in a refrigerated container in Johannesburg on Tuesday, one day after South Africa gave a hero’s welcome to the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines.
Photo: Jerome Delay/AP


GREECE — Student protest: University students took part in a rally against education reforms in Athens on Thursday. Thousands of protesters in Greece have held demonstrations against plans by the government to police university campuses.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


ITALY — Reopening: A woman watched one of the ‘short-circuit’ installations by late Chinese artist Chen Zhen, on display at the Hangar Bicocca museum, in Milan on Wednesday. Hangar Bicocca museum reopened Wednesday following the easing of COVID-19 restriction measures.
Photo: Luca Bruno/AP

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