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Our world in photos: February 16

February 16, 2021 Michaela Keil
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AUSTRALIA — Quarterfinals: United States’ Serena Williams reacted after winning a point against Romania’s Simona Halep during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Photo: Hamish Blair/AP


MYANMAR — “Reject Military Coup”: Buddhist monks displayed placards during a protest march against the military coup in Yangon on Tuesday. Peaceful demonstrations against Myanmar’s military takeover resumed Tuesday, following violence against protesters a day earlier by security forces and after internet access was blocked for a second straight night.
Photo: AP


SPAIN — Detained: Rap singer Pablo Hasél was detained by police officers at the University of Lleida on Tuesday. A 24-hour standoff between police and the rapper, barricaded with dozens of his supporters, ended with the arrest of the artist, who has been sentenced to 9 months in prison for insulting the monarchy and praising terrorism.
Photo: Joan Mateu/AP


TENNESSEE — Sledding: Peyton McKinney used a laundry basket for a sled on Monday in Nolensville. Much of Tennessee was hit with a winter storm that brought freezing rain, snow, sleet, and freezing temperatures.
Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP


GERMANY — Snowy field: Bayern’s David Alaba, left, fought for the ball with Armenia’s Cedric Brunner during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Monday.
Photo: Andreas Schaad/Pool via AP


SOUTH KOREA — Recycling: A worker sorted cans from household waste following the Lunar New Year’s holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul on Tuesday. Plastic wastes increased as people spent more time at home under social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic and the Lunar New Year’s holiday.
Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP


FRANCE — Lined up: Students lined up for free food aid organized by Linkee, a Paris-based company collecting food waste, in Paris on Thursday. In France, the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has weighed particularly heavily on young people — and their woes have only been compounded by disruptions to their studies and social interactions.
Photo: Christophe Ena/AP


GREECE — Acropolis in white: Snow covered the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens on Tuesday. Unusually heavy snowfall blanketed central Athens, with authorities warning residents to avoid leaving their homes.
Photo: Antonis Nikolopoulos/Eurokinissi via AP

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