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Our world in photos: April 28

April 28, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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ISRAEL — Press conference: Israeli soccer referee Sapir Berman gave a press conference in Ramat Gan on Tuesday. Berman came out as transgender and is living — and enforcing the rules of the game — as a woman. Berman announced Tuesday that she received the support of her family, the local referees’ union, and Israeli and international soccer officials and players.
Photo: Sebastian Scheiner/AP


CHILE — Rainbow road: A woman walked through the rainbow-colored Paseo Bandera in Santiago on Tuesday, empty of visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Photo: Esteban Felix/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carving Elie Wiesel: Washington National Cathedral stone carver Sean Callahan used an air chisel to work on a sculpture of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel at the cathedral on Thursday. Wiesel, who died in 2016, became an outspoken advocate for human rights causes around the world, helped found the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP


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BURKINA FASO — Attack: A soldier wounded in an attack was treated in a military hospital in the capital of Ouagadougou on Tuesday. Three foreigners and one soldier were reported missing after being attacked in an ambush by gunmen during an anti-poaching patrol near a national park near Pama town, according to security and government officials.
Photo: Sam Mednick/AP


ROMANIA — War Veterans Day: A member of a historical association wore a vintage military outfit during an event ahead of the national Veteran’s Day, celebrated on April 29, at the National Military Circle, a grand 19th-century building in Bucharest, on Tuesday
Photo: Andreea Alexandru/AP


CHAD — Protest: A boy protested on the street in N’Djamena on Tuesday. Thousands of people protested and two people were killed on Tuesday in demonstrations against the rule of a transitional military council headed by the son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno, who was killed last week.
Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP


PERU — Open water: Open water swimmer Robert Yatto warmed up in his Captain America swimsuit on Pescadores beach where swimming in the ocean is booming while pools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Lima, at sunrise on Tuesday. Yatto, a former police officer who has been swimming in the Pacific for the past 30 years, said the sport is expensive, citing the $400 price tag of his suit.
Photo: Martin Mejia/AP


INDONESIA — Drug smuggling: Indonesia Police displayed illegal drug methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as “Shabu” before a news conference in Jakarta on Wednesday. Indonesian police said they shot dead one and arrested multiple people as they broke up a major drug ring attempting to smuggle more than a few tons of methamphetamine originating from Afghanistan.
Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP


NETHERLANDS – King’s Day: People celebrated King’s Day in the center of Amsterdam on Tuesday. Crowds gathered in cities across the Netherlands despite authorities urging people to stick to coronavirus social distancing regulations as the country marks King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, a national holiday.
Photo: Peter Dejong/AP

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