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Our world in photos: April 26

April 26, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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PHILIPPINES — ”Mask is a must”: A man rode his pedicab with a slogan to remind people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Manila on Monday. COVID-19 infections in the Philippines surged past 1 million on Monday in the latest grim milestone as officials assessed whether to extend a month-long lockdown in Manila and outlying provinces amid a deadly spike or relax it to fight recession, joblessness, and hunger.
Photo: Aaron Favila/AP

 

UKRAINE — Chernobyl anniversary: Guards of Honor marched to lay a flower wreath at Chernobyl’s victim monument in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Monday. April 26 marked the 35 years since a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, and the subsequent fire spewed a radioactive plume over much of northern Europe.
Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

 

PAKISTAN — Teachable moment: On Monday, a police officer explained how to wear a mask for an auto-rickshaw driver at a temporary checkpoint after the government announced new restrictions to help control the spread of the coronavirus, in Peshawar.
Photo: Muhammad Sajjad/AP

 

ITALY — Doors open: A woman wore a face mask as she waited to watch a movie inside a cinema hall of the Beltrade cinema, in Milan, on Monday. Italy gradually began reopening on Monday after six months of rotating virus lockdowns.
Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP
(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

 

JAPAN — Testing the waters: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing staff prepared a Paralympic swimming test event on Monday at the Tokyo Aquatics Center, one of the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo.
Photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

 

INDIA — Pyres: Multiple funeral pyres of those who died of COVID-19 burned at a ground that had been converted into a crematorium for the mass cremation of coronavirus victims, in New Delhi, on Saturday, as a second record surge brought India’s tattered healthcare system to its knees.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


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