Our world in photos: February 25
NEW YORK — Highway march: Protesters walked against traffic on Interstate 490, headed toward the Public Safety Building in Rochester late Tuesday evening. A grand jury voted not to charge officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the decision Tuesday. The 41-year-old Black man's death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester after the video was released nearly six months later.
Photo: Adrian Kraus/AP
CANADA — Winter workout: A jogger ran through the Central Experimental Farm during a snowstorm on Wednesday, in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP
ITALY — Eruption: Flames and smoke billowed from a crater, visible from the eastern side of the Mt. Etna volcano in Fleri, Sicily on Wednesday night. Europe’s most active volcano has been steadily erupting since last week, belching smoke, ash, and fountains of red-hot lava. Photo: Salvatore Allegra/AP
HUNGARY — Header: Manchester City’s Kyle Walker was in action during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City at the Puskas Arena stadium in Budapest on Wednesday. Photo: Laszlo Balogh/AP
ARGENTINA — Going in: An elderly woman walking into a vaccine center was aided on her way to get her shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. The Argentinian capital began vaccinating people over the age of 80. Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP
CZECH REPUBLIC — Foggy day: A man walked across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague on Wednesday. The Czech government decided to further tighten restrictive measures amid a surge of a highly contagious coronavirus variant in one of the hardest-hit European Union nations. At the same time, the worsening situation forced the Cabinet to abandon, for now, its plans to reopen all stores. Photo: Petr David Josek/AP
MYANMAR — Moving through: On Wednesday, a Buddhist monk walked along a road as police stood watch in Mandalay. Protesters against the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar were back on the streets of cities and towns on Wednesday, days after a general strike shuttered shops and brought huge numbers out to demonstrate. Photo: AP
IRAQ — Lifting the cross: Iraqi Christians placed a cross on a church in Qaraqosh on Monday. Iraq’s Christians are hoping that a historic visit by Pope Francis in March will help boost their community’s struggle to survive. The country’s Christian population has been dwindling ever since the turmoil that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. And it was dealt a near-death blow in 2014 when Islamic State group militants overran northern Iraq, the site of Iraq’s historical Christian heartland. Photo: Hadi Mizban/AP
ISRAEL — Migration: Migrating Cranes flocked at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee on Wednesday. More than half a billion birds of some 400 different species pass through the Jordan Valley to Africa and go back to Europe during the year. Photo: Oded Balilty/AP
ROMANIA — Chained: A policeman walked with a chain attached to his feet during a protest in Bucharest on Wednesday. Hundreds of Romanian policemen gathered outside the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in protest of planned austerity measures that envisage freezing of salaries in the public sector. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP
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