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Our world in photos: March 11

March 11, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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NEPAL — Shivaratri festival: A Hindu holy man took a holy bath before praying during the Shivratri festival at Pashupatinath temple premises in Kathmandu on Thursday. Shivratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.
Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP


INDIA — Training: England’s Ben Stokes returned after batting at the net during a training session ahead of the first Twenty20 cricket match between India and England in Ahmedabad, on Thursday.
Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP


JAPAN — Remembrance: Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, right, and Empress Masako bowed in front of the altar for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at the national memorial service in Tokyo on Thursday.
Photo: Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP


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SPAIN — Smoke clouds: On Wednesday, health workers held flares in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the headquarter of the Government of Catalonia, as they took part in a protest against their working conditions in Barcelona.
Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


BRAZIL — Burial: On Thursday, relatives attended the burial service of a person who died from complications related to COVID-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo. One year after the World Health Organization officially declared the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic, Brazil is reporting almost 2,000 deaths per day.
Photo: Andre Penner/AP


CHINA — Big Screen: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke during a press conference, displayed on a massive screen, held after the closing of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday. China’s ceremonial legislature endorsed the ruling Communist Party’s move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the territory’s leaders.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


CALIFORNIA — Dark skies: A woman strolled along the beach under rain clouds in Seal Beach, on Wednesday. A Pacific storm brought more much-needed rain and snow to California on Wednesday at the tail-end of a largely dry winter.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

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