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Our world in photos: February 23

February 23, 2021 Michaela Keil
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IRAQ — Sampling: A health worker collected a saliva sample from a woman for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) coronavirus test at the Shurja market, in Baghdad, on Monday. On Friday, Iraq was under its first full day of a new curfew imposed by the government in response to infection rates that have shot back up again after easing last autumn.
Photo: Khalid Mohammed/AP


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Cycling: On Monday, Germany’s Andre Greipe pedaled during the second stage of the UAE Tour cycling race, an individual time trial in Al Hudayriat Island.
Photo: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP


GREECE — Campus protest: Police detained a protester at the University of Thessaloniki on Monday. Police clashed with protesters and detained more than 30 people in Greece’s second-largest city Monday during a demonstration against a new campus security law.
Photo: Giannis Papanikos/AP
CUBA — Restrictions: In Havana, men stood guard at a gate that cuts off access to their neighborhood to keep out those who don’t live there, as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19 on Monday.
Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP


SPAIN — “Freedom for Hasel”: A demonstrator spray painted in Catalan “Freedom for Hasel” during a protest condemning the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasél in Barcelona on Monday. Pablo Hasel spent 24 hours barricaded in a university building before police took him away last week to serve a 9-month prison sentence for insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence in his music.
Photo: Felipe Dana/AP

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