Our world in photos: April 13
SAINT VINCENT — Clean-up: On Monday, people cleaned volcanic ash from the red roof of a home after La Soufriere volcano erupted, in Wallilabou, on St. Vincent. La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on St. Vincent late last week.
Photo: Orvil Samuel/AP
MINNESOTA — Arrest: A demonstrator was arrested by police for violating curfew and an order to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, on Monday, in Brooklyn Center. Photo: John Minchillo/AP
INDONESIA — Ramadan begins: A man took a nap on the floor of a mosque amid physical distancing markings while waiting for the time to break their fast during the first day of Ramadan in Jakarta on Tuesday. Muslims began marking Ramadan with communal prayers on Tuesday in a socially distanced contrast to the empty mosques of a year ago when Islam’s holiest month coincided with the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP
SOUTH KOREA — Tulips: A woman took pictures of tulips at a park in Goyang on Tuesday. Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP
SOUTH KOREA — Performance: Environmental activists wearing a mask of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and protective suits performed to denounce the Japanese government’s decision on Fukushima water, near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. Japan’s government decided on Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents. Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP
BRAZIL — Online performance: Trapeze artist Regina Oliveira performed her clown act for the live, online streaming of the “Benditas Genis” women’s clown festival at her home in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday. Oliveira transformed her apartment into a small studio, complete with professional lighting and trapeze, to give classes and presentations. Photo: Bruna Prado/AP
BRITAIN — Lifted restrictions: People sat, drinking and eating, outside cafes and pubs in Soho, central London, on Monday, the day some of England’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased by the British government after months of lockdown. Photo: Alberto Pezzali/AP
MEXICO — Observation: Persons over 60 waited in an observation area after receiving their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the University Olympic Stadium in Mexico City on Monday. Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP
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