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Our world in photos: April 9

April 9, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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BRITAIN — Prince Philip: People sat around the Queen Victoria Memorial at the end of The Mall in London on Friday. Buckingham Palace officials said Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died. He was 99.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


ARGENTINA — Team of women: Vitarti Girl’s Team mechanic Victoria Pascual pushed one of her team’s racing cars into the pits after a practice session at the Oscar y Juan Galvez track in Buenos Aires on Friday. The Vitarti Girl’s Team is the first all-female team in Argentina’s motorsport history.
Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP


SWITZERLAND — Ice protection: Anti-frost candles burned in cherry orchards to protect blooming buds and flowers from the frost, in Oberdorf, on Friday. With an unusually low temperature forecast for the season, fruit growers tried to protect their buds from frost damage with two different means, icy water or large candles.
Photo: Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP


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GEORGIA — Waiting: Bryson DeChambeau yawned as he waited to putt on the 16th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, in Augusta.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


BRITAIN — Clash: Nationalist youths gestured towards a police line blocking a road near the Peace Wall in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Thursday. Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks, and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where Britain’s exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.
Photo: Peter Morrison/AP


NEW JERSEY — Sunset: Visitors to Cape May watched the sunset behind the Cape May Lighthouse on Thursday evening.
Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP


SPAIN — Fashion week: On Thursday, a model prepared backstage before a show by Otrura, during the Fashion Week in Madrid. The Spanish fashion week took place from 8 to 11 April under new security measures and social distance guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP


MEXICO — Jesus Malverde: A man touched a statue of Jesus Malverde inside a shrine dedicated to the folk-saint in Culiacan on Thursday. Jesus Malverde is worshipped by many drug traffickers in this region which is also known as the cradle of drug trafficking in Mexico.
Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP


PAKISTAN — Preparations: Volunteers cleaned the outer areas of a historical Mohabat Khan mosque ahead of the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, on Friday.
Photo: Muhammad Sajjad/AP

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