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Our world in photos: March 22

March 22, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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TEXAS — Competition: Stanford guard Lacie Hull (24) battled Utah Valley center Megan Jensen for a rebound during the first half of a college basketball game in the first round of the women’s NCAA tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Sunday.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


CANADA — Remembrance: Candles were lit during a virtual commemorative ceremony on the Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to COVID-19 in Toronto on Sunday.
Photo: Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP


AUSTRALIA — High waters: On Monday, people paddled their boats through floodwaters at Londonderry on the western outskirts of Sydney. Hundreds of people were rescued from floodwaters that isolated dozens of towns in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their homes as record rain continued to inundate the country’s east coast.
Photo: Mark Baker/AP


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BRITAIN — Protest: On Sunday, a protester climbed a lamp post as people took part in a “Kill the Bill” protest in College Green, demonstrating against the Government’s controversial Police and Crime Bill, in Bristol. Lawmakers on Monday considered legislation that would expand the government’s ability to curtail noisy and disruptive demonstrations, as part of a sweeping crime bill that also extends sentences for serious violent and sexual offenses and toughens penalties for those convicted of defacing statues.
Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA via AP


VENEZUELA — Recovery: A woman received oxygen for her COVID-19 diagnosis at a field hospital set up in the parking lot of the Poliedro de Caracas auditorium on Sunday.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP


MYANMAR — Running: A man ran past a road barricade and burning debris on Monday in Mandalay. The BBC said Monday that a journalist from its Burmese-language service was released by authorities in Myanmar but gave no details, as protesters in the Southeast Asian nation continued their broad civil disobedience movement against last month’s military coup.
Photo: AP


FLORIDA — Spring break: Crowds defiantly gathered in the street while a speaker blasted music an hour past curfew in Miami Beach on Sunday, resulting in an extension of the 8 p.m. curfew citywide.
Photo: Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP

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