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Our world in photos: February 24

February 24, 2021 Michaela Keil
ITALY — Eruption: Lava flowed from the Mt. Etna volcano, near Catania in Sicily, on Tuesday. The explosion started before midnight on Monday night, provoking a huge eruption plume that rose for several kilometers from the top of Etna, as reported by The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Etneo Observatory.
Photo: Salvatore Allegra/AP


VIRGINIA — Vote: Virginia State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta), front, looked at the vote tally board during a vote on a death penalty abolition bill at the Senate session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond on Monday. The State Senate passed the bill 22-16.
Photo: Steve Helber/AP


CONGO — Attack: United Nations peacekeepers removed bodies from an area near to where a U.N. convoy was attacked and the Italian ambassador to Congo killed, in Nyiragongo, North Kivu province on Monday. The Italian ambassador to Congo Luca Attanasio, an Italian Carabinieri police officer, and their Congolese driver were killed Monday in an attack on a U.N. convoy in an area that is home to myriad rebel groups, the Foreign Ministry and local people said.
Photo: Justin Kabumba/AP


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ALGERIA — Two years later: On Monday, Algerians demonstrated in Algiers, one with a plaque reading “Square of Feb. 22, 2019, the Smiling Revolution” to mark the second anniversary of the Hirak movement. Hirak was the popular movement that led to the fall of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Photo: Anis Belghoul/AP

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