Our world in photos: February 18
MYANMAR — Protest: A demonstrator displayed a picture of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi as police in riot gear stood guard during a protest against the military coup in Yangon on Thursday. Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Myanmar's biggest city Wednesday, in one of largest protests yet of a coup, despite warnings from a U.N. human rights expert that recent troop movements could indicate the military was planning a violent crackdown.
AUSTRALIA — Victory: United States’ Jennifer Brady celebrated after defeating Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne on Thursday. Photo: Hamish Blair/AP
INDIA — Scavenger: Imradul Ali, 10, looked for recyclable material at a landfill on the outskirts of Guwahati on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. At the end of each school day, Ali scavenged in India’s remote northeast. Coming from a family of scavengers or “rag pickers,” Ali started doing it over a year ago to help his family make more money. Ali said he doesn’t want to spend his life doing this, but he doesn’t know what the future holds. Photo: Anupam Nath/AP
TEXAS — Bundled up: People waited in line to fill propane tanks on Wednesday in Houston. Millions in Texas still had no power after a historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state’s power grid and causing widespread blackouts. Photo: David J. Phillip/AP
SWITZERLAND — Space tribute: A giant projection of the NASA Mars 2020 mission logo on the north face of the Eiger mountain (left), NASA logo on the Monch mountain (center), and an astronaut on the Jungfrau mountain (right), by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter, was pictured from the alpine resort of Mannlichen on Sunday. The artistic performance pays tribute to the “Mars 2020” Perseverance rover mars mission by NASA, planned to land on February 18, 2021. Photo: Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP
GERMANY — Remembrance: The names of the nine victims of the Hanau shooting were painted on a building in Hanau, as seen on Thursday. One year ago a far-right man shot nine people before he shot himself. Photo: Michael Probst/AP
CHILE — Celebration: Colo-Colo soccer fans celebrated in Santiago after their team defeated the University of Concepcion 1-0 and avoided descending to the second division of the Chilean league on Wednesday. Photo: Esteban Felix/AP
ITALY — Snowy slalom: United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin sped down the course during a women’s giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Thursday. Photo: Giovanni Auletta/AP
COLOMBIA — Dried up: After years of very little rainfall, the lakebed of Suesca lagoon sat dry and cracked, in Suesca on Wednesday. The basin, which is dependent on runoff, has suffered severe deforestation and erosion, which together with the added impact of climate change has led to a significant reduction of its water level. Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP
BRITAIN — Hospital security: Police officers stood guard outside King Edward VII’s hospital in London on Thursday. Buckingham Palace said that the 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening, after reports of feeling unwell. Frank Augstein/AP
NORTH CAROLINA — Tornado: People sifted through the rubble of homes at the Ocean Ridge Plantation in Brunswick County on Wednesday after a tornado hit the area Monday night. Photo: Chris Seward/AP
INDIA — Rising cases: Migrant laborers waited for transport in Kochi, Kerala state, on Thursday. The southern state, which had previously been hailed as a blueprint for tackling the virus now accounts for nearly half of India’s current COVID-19 cases. Photo: R S Iyer/AP
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