Our world in photos: February 22
TUNISIA — Private audience: Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala played the violin for patients in the COVID-19 wards of the Hedi Chaker hospital in Sfax on Saturday. When the 25-year-old decided to get out his violin one day at the hospital and play, it won praise for boosting the morale of virus sufferers who remained isolated and needed a smile.
AUSTRALIA — Champion: Japan’s Naomi Osaka held the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup aloft after defeating United States Jennifer Brady in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne on Saturday. Photo: Mark Dadswell/AP
GEORGIA — Reaching: Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, bottom, and Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins vied for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, in Atlanta. Photo: John Bazemore/AP
COLORADO — Emergency landing: A United Airlines plane, with smoke trailing from its right side, was seen from Broomfield heading east towards Denver International Airport on Saturday for an emergency landing. Debris from the plane fell onto Denver suburbs during the emergency landing, with one very large piece that appeared to be part of the engine narrowly missing a home. Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP
INDONESIA — High water: Indonesians carried their belongings as they waded a flooded neighborhood in Bekasi on Monday. Thousands of residents were evacuated on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital amid flooding after the Citarum River embankment broke following heavy rains. Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP
MYANMAR — Demonstration: Anti-coup protesters filled the main road during a rally in Mandalay on Monday. The call for a general strike on Monday by demonstrators protesting the military’s seizure of power was met by the ruling junta with a thinly veiled threat to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clashes. Photo: AP
VENEZUELA — Going for a swim: A child prepared to jump into a private pool in La Guaira, on Sunday, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP
ARIZONA — Sunset: People watched the sunset from a peak at Papago Park on Friday, in Phoenix. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP
THAILAND — Protest: Pro-democracy protesters held posters with slogans denouncing the prime minister during a protest in Bangkok on Saturday. The protesters called for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha to step down, hours after he survived a no-confidence vote in parliament amid allegations that his government mismanaged the economy, bungled the provision of COVID-19 vaccines, abused human rights, and fostered corruption. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP
SAUDI ARABIA — Celebratory smile: Irish Jockey David Egan celebrated and stuck his tongue out as he rode his horse, Mishriff, after reaching the finish line of the final race of the $20 million Saudi Cup, at King Abdul Aziz race track in Riyadh on Saturday. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP
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