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Our world in photos: May 18

May 18, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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CHILE — Election: An electoral worker, with a mask of the Amon character from the Legend of Korra animated series, counted ballots after the second day of the Constitutional Convention election to select assembly members that will draft a new constitution, in Santiago, on Sunday. The South American country is choosing 155 people to draft a constitution to replace one that has governed it since being imposed during a military dictatorship.
Photo: Esteban Felix/AP


BOLIVIA — Vaccine: People waited their turn for a shot of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine inside the Universidad Mayor de San Andres public university during vaccinations for people over age 50 in La Paz, on Monday.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


PALESTINE — Strike: A Palestinian man sat in front of closed shops during a general strike, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on Tuesday. Palestinian leaders called for a general strike in Gaza, the West Bank, and within Israel to protest against Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza and the violent confrontations between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP


GERMANY — Mudflats: Horse-drawn carriages drove through the mudflats near Cuxhaven on Tuesday. A very large tidal flat formed in the mudflats between the island of Neuwerk and the mainland. There is a danger that the island will soon be cut off from the mainland and will only be accessible by ship. The inhabitants of the North Sea island Neuwerk and the tidal flat drivers demonstrate for the preservation of the way over the tidal flat.
Photo: Sina Schuldt/DPA via AP


COLOMBIA — Shield: A demonstrator walked behind a homemade shield during an anti-government protest that blocked a bus terminal in Bogota, on Tuesday. Colombians have taken to the streets for weeks across the country after the government proposed tax increases on public services, fuel, wages, and pensions, but have continued even after President Ivan Duque walked back the tax hike. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)


SPAIN — Sent back: Spanish Army soldiers expelled a migrant from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, on Tuesday. Ceuta, a Spanish city of 85,000 in northern Africa, faces a humanitarian crisis after thousands of Moroccans took advantage of relaxed border control in their country to swim or paddle in inflatable boats into European soil.
Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP


CALIFORNIA — Hanging out: Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts hung on the wall as fans cheered after making a catch on a ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tim Locastro during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Monday, in Los Angeles.
Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP


YEMEN — Protest: Houthi supporters held their weapons as they chanted slogans during a protest against Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza, on Monday, in Sanaa.
Photo: Hani Mohammed/AP


BRITAIN — Auction: A member of staff polished Lewis Hamilton’s 2010 Turkish GP McLaren Mercedes MP4-25A, at Sotheby’s, in London, on Tuesday. It is the first Grand Prix-winning car driven by Lewis Hamilton to come to market and will be auctioned for an estimated $5-7 million US dollars on July 17.
Photo: Alberto Pezzali/AP

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