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Our world in photos: July 2

July 2, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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TURKEY — Social distancing: Mannequins were used at tables to ensure social distancing in a restaurant in Istanbul on Thursday. Turkey’s government on Thursday eased coronavirus-related restrictions and reopened theaters, cinemas, and other entertainment centers.
Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


TURKEY — Women’s rights: A protester, wearing the helmet of a riot police officer, walked away during clashes with police preventing the group from marching against the government’s decision to withdraw from Istanbul Convention, in Istanbul, on Thursday. Turkey formally withdrew Thursday from a landmark international treaty protecting women from violence. Hundreds of women demonstrated in Istanbul later Thursday, holding banners that said they won’t give up on the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention.
Photo: Kemal Aslan/AP


IDAHO — Lightning: A bolt of lightning struck over Lewiston, behind the Interstate Bridge that spans the Snake River into Clarkston, WA, on Thursday morning.
Photo: Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP


JAPAN — Rainy day: People wearing face masks walked by a train station in the rain in Tokyo on Friday.
Photo: Hiro Komae/AP


NORWAY — Scoreboard: Norway’s Karsten Warholm celebrated in front of the scoreboard after running 46.70 seconds to set a new men’s 400m hurdles world record at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo, on Thursday.
Photo: Fredrik Hagen/NTB via AP


INDIA — Praying: A woman broke down as she prayed before the cremation of a relative who died of COVID-19 in Gauhati, on Friday. India on Friday crossed the grim milestone of more than 400,000 people lost to the coronavirus, a number that, though massive, is still thought to be a vast undercount because of a lack of testing and reporting.
Photo: Anupam Nath/AP


IRAQ — Cooling off: A man cooled off from the summer heat under an open-air shower to beat the heat in Baghdad on Thursday. Iraq’s government declared Thursday an official holiday in Baghdad due to a scorching heatwave.
Photo: Khalid Mohammed/AP


PANAMA — Demonstration: A man used his hand to cover the face of a child as police launched pepper spray to disperse anti-government demonstrators gathered outside the National Assembly, as Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo prepared to deliver his second State of the Nation address, in Panama City, on Thursday.
Photo: Ana Renteria/AP


PHILIPPINES — Volcano: A man fed fish in front of a hill coated with layers of ash from the Taal volcano in the town of Agoncillo on Friday. Thousands of people were evacuated from villages around a rumbling Taal volcano near the Philippine capital Friday, but officials said they faced another dilemma of ensuring emergency shelters will not turn into epicenters of COVID-19 infections.
Photo: Aaron Favila/AP

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