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Our world in photos: April 8

April 8, 2021 By Michaela Keil
BRITAIN — Facility visit: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the AstraZeneca facility in Macclesfield, England, on Tuesday. The European Medicines Agency will announce the conclusions of its investigation into the connection between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots later on Wednesday, while AstraZeneca announced they have paused the trial of their jabs in children while investigations continue.
Photo: Dave Thompson/Pool via AP


CALIFORNIA — Slide: Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman, right, slid into home to score past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, on Wednesday.
Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP


CALIFORNIA — Opening up: People crowded the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica on Wednesday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the state would lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions in June.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP


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BRITAIN — Takeover: Kyaw Zwar Minn, right, the Myanmar ambassador, talked to police outside the Myanmar Embassy in London on Wednesday. Newspaper reports said the embassy was taken over by members of the country’s new military regime Wednesday evening.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


WEST VIRGINIA — Addiction: Sue Howland, right, a member of the Quick Response Team which visits everyone who overdoses to offer help, checked in on Betty Thompson, 65, whose struggle with alcohol addiction led her to an overdose, at Thompson’s apartment in Huntington on Wednesday.
Photo: David Goldman/AP


COLORADO — Ejected: Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone reacted to being ejected during the second quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday in Denver.
Photo: Jack Dempsey/AP


BRITAIN — Riot: A firework exploded as Nationalist and Loyalist rioters clashed with one another at the peace wall on Lanark Way in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday. The police had to close roads into the nearby Protestant area as crowds from each divide attacked each other.
Photo: Peter Morrison/AP


KENYA — Locust swarm: Stephen Mudoga, 12, the son of a farmer, chased away a swarm of locusts on his farm as he returned home from school, at Elburgon, in Nakuru county on Wednesday. It’s the beginning of the planting season in Kenya, but delayed rains have brought a small amount of optimism in the fight against the locusts, which pose an unprecedented risk to agriculture-based livelihoods and food security in the already fragile Horn of Africa region, as without rainfall the swarms will not breed.
Photo: Brian Inganga/AP


ITALY — Celebration: Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku celebrated after scoring against Sassuolo during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro Stadium in Milan on Wednesday.
Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP


BRAZIL — Ambulance care: Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers carried an elderly COVID-19 patient to an ambulance in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, on Wednesday.
Photo: Felipe Dana/AP


MOROCCO — Teacher protest: Female teachers carried an injured colleague during a demonstration demanding permanent employment, in Rabat on Wednesday. Teachers have been protesting in Morocco to end the hiring of newly graduated teachers on temporary renewable contracts.
Photo: Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP

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