Our world in photos: February 12
MALAYSIA — Underwater dance: Divers performed an underwater lion dance at the KLCC Aquaria during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Photo: Vincent Thian/AP
MAINE — Sunset: With a chill in the air and sea birds in the sky, a visitor to Fisherman’s Point took in the sunrise on Friday, in South Portland. Historic Portland Head Light sits on the rocky coast 1.5 miles to the south. Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/AP
RHODE ISLAND — Teamwork: A medical team helped turn over a COVID-19 patient on a respirator inside the intensive care unit at Kent Hospital on Monday, in Warwick. Kent hospital opened a field hospital on Nov. 30, just before Rhode Island’s infection rate became the highest in the world. Kent Hospital was using all its beds for its sickest COVID-19 patients and needed somewhere for the overflow. Photo: David Goldman/AP
BRITAIN — Under pressure: Senior Funeral Director Ben Blunt, center, lined up with staff before leaving Heritage & Sons Funeral Directors in Aylesbury, southern England, ahead of a funeral service on Wednesday. Funeral home staff are under pressure in many places, but the burden is especially intense in Britain, where more than 115,000 people with the virus have died, one of the highest per capita death tolls in the world. Photo: Matt Dunham/AP
INDONESIA — Lunar New Year: An man lit a joss stick during the Lunar New Year celebration at a temple in Medan, North Sumatra, on Friday. Phoot: Binsar Bakkara/AP
ISRAEL — Reopening: A Muslim woman took part in Friday prayers at the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque complex in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has reopened to visitors following a third lockdown, on Friday. Photo: Mahmoud Illean/AP
NEVADA — Face shot: Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Carrier (28) got hit in the face with a stick against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday in Las Vegas. Photo: John Locher/AP
GERMANY — Covered up: Windows of a house were completely surrounded by snow in Altenberg on Friday following a winter storm. Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP
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