Our world in photos: February 11
INDIA — Taking a dip: Indian Hindu holy men took holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna on Mauni Amavasya, or new moon day, an auspicious bathing day during the annual month long Hindu religious fair “Magh Mela” In Prayagraj on Thursday.
Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
BRITAIN — Frozen in place: Icicles on the fountain in Trafalgar Square formed as temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in London on Thursday. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
PANAMA — On the move: A man carried a child across the Tuquesa river after a trip on foot through the jungle to Bajo Chiquito on Wednesday. After nearly a year stalled in migrant camps at the edge of the jungle, hundreds of migrants have begun to move across Panama and into neighboring Costa Rica in recent weeks. Photo: Arnulfo Franco/AP
ITALY — Alpine Skiing Worlds: France’s Nils Allegre sped down the course during the men’s super-G, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Thursday. Photo: Gabriele Facciotti/AP
MYANMAR — “Get out dictators”: Ethnic Entha fishermen displayed placards during a protest against the military coup on Inle Lake, Taunggyi on Thursday. Large crowds demonstrating against the military takeover in Myanmar again defied a ban on protests Thursday, even after security forces ratcheted up the use of force against them and raided the headquarters of the political party of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi a day earlier. Photo: Aung Ko San/AP
GERMANY — Going down: Elena Nikitina of Russia started during the women’s skeleton race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg on Thursday. Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Foggy: A man ran through a dense fog in Dubai on Thursday. Photo: Kamran Jebreili/AP
CHINA — Red lanterns: A woman took a photo under red lanterns decorated along an alley in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Beijing on Thursday. China appeared to be on pace for a slower than normal Lunar New Year travel rush this year after authorities discouraged people from traveling over the holiday to help maintain the nation’s control over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Andy Wong/AP
ISRAEL — Back in session: Israeli students attended class in their school yard in the costal city of Ashkelon on Thursday. Schools from 1st-4th grades and kindergartens partially opened in some areas of the country as Israel moves to ease restrictions. Photo: Tsafrir Abayov/AP
INDIA — Protest: A policeman chased a pedestrian during a protest by student activists of the Communist Party of India demanding better education and employment opportunities in Kolkata, on Thursday. Photo: Bikas Das/AP\
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