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Our world in photos: April 7

April 7, 2021 By Michaela Keil

 

GERMANY — One man protest: Brazilian activist and artist Rafael Puetter, dressed as the grim reaper, walked in front of the Brandenburg Gate in a one-man protest through Berlin, early on Wednesday. The multimedia artist has started his performance at the Brazilian embassy in Berlin at midnight every night to protest against Brazil’s COVID-19 policies. Puetter’s protest ended at the German parliament building, in front of which he counted out a sunflower seed to represent each of the lives that were lost over the past 24 hours in Brazil because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP

 

AFGHANISTAN — Daily life: Women carried sacks of goods in a street market in Kabul on Wednesday.
Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP

 

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NEW JERSEY — Score: Buffalo Sabres center Rasmus Asplund (74) scored on New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Photo: John Minchillo/AP

 

MISSOURI — Victory party: Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters serenaded and celebrated St. Louis Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones’s victory during her watch party on Tuesday, in St. Louis. Jones, who was outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won the election Tuesday and will take over as the city’s first Black female mayor.
Photo: Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

 

PERU — Lined street: Dozens of empty oxygen cylinders were spread out across a dirt road, as people waited for a shop to open in order to refill their tanks in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood, as the lack of medical oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients continued in Lima on Tuesday.
Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP

 

NEW JERSEY — Power lines: People sat at the base of a transmission tower in North Arlington on Tuesday. President Joe Biden set about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member “Jobs Cabinet” to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task was clear after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to oppose the plan “every step of the way.”
Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

 

BRAZIL — Balloons: A nurse held balloons representing lives that could be saved by COVID-19 vaccinations on World Health Day outside the national Congress in Brasilia on Wednesday.
Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP

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