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Our world in photos: May 20

May 20, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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MINNESOTA — Memorial: On Wednesday, Janay Chappell, 11, sister of Aniya Allen, cried as she spoke at a memorial vigil for her sister in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police confirmed that the 6-year-old girl, shot in the head when her mother drove through what authorities believe was a shootout between rival gangs, has died.
Photo: Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP

HONG KONG — Robot: French robot “Pepper the droid” looked at the signal from a staff member at the exhibition “Robots – The 500-Year Quest to Make Machines Human” in the Hong Kong Science Museum, on Wednesday.
Photo: Kin Cheung/AP


ICELAND — Arctic Council: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, greeted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, as they arrived for a meeting at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial summit.
Photo: Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP


PALESTINE — Shelter: Palestinians took shelter at a school run by the U.N. after fleeing heavy Israeli missile strikes on the outskirts of Gaza City, on Wednesday. The Gaza Strip’s already feeble health system was being brought to its knees by the fourth war in just over a decade. At the school, no one wore a mask or could do any social distancing in the cramped quarters.
Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP


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FRANCE — Winners: Paris Saint Germain players posed with their trophy after winning the French Cup final soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Monaco at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on Wednesday.
Photo: Christophe Ena/AP


MONACO — Practice: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steered his car during the second free practice for Sunday’s Formula One race, at the Monaco racetrack, on Thursday.
Photo: Luca Bruno/AP


GREECE — Wildfire: A military helicopter dropped water over a forest near the village of Schinos, Corinth, on Thursday. A large wildfire west of Athens damaged homes and prompted evacuations as it tore through rugged forest terrain. Fire Service officials said eight water-dropping planes and three helicopters were involved to try and contain the blaze some 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of Athens.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


FRANCE — Reopened: A couple watched the sunset after curfew in Marseille on Wednesday. Cafe and restaurant terraces reopened Wednesday after a pandemic shutdown of more than six months deprived people of what feels like the essence of life in France.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP

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