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Our world in photos: July 13

July 13, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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AFGHANISTAN — Fleeing: An internally displaced Afghan girl who fled her home due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, peered out from her makeshift tent at a camp on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif, on Thursday. As the Taliban surged through the north of Afghanistan, thousands of families are fleeing their homes, fearful of living under the insurgents’ rule.
Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP

 

SOUTH AFRICA — Riots: Looters ran outside a shopping center alongside a burning barricade in Durban, on Monday. Police said six people are dead and more than 200 have been arrested amid escalating violence during rioting that broke out following the imprisonment of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma.
Photo: Andre Swart/AP

 

WASHINGTON — Wildfire: Wildland firefighters watched a plane drop fire retardant on Harlow Ridge above the Lick Creek Fire, southwest of Asotin, on Monday. The fire, which started last Wednesday, has now burned over 50,000 acres of land between Asotin County and Garfield County in southeast Washington state.
Photo: Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP/AP

 

FRANCE — The pack: Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, center, Britain’s Mark Cavendish, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, and more, made their way up to the Pas de la Case during the neutral start of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France, on Tuesday.
Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

 

LITHUANIA — Migratory pressure: Neosanhare Esone Queen, a migrant from Nigeria, looked through a fence at the refugee camp in the village of Verebiejai on Sunday. The EU’s border agency pleaded to “significantly” step up its support to Lithuania “due to the growing migratory pressure” at Lithuania’s border with Belarus that the Baltic nation is trying to contain.
Photo: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP

 

BRITAIN — Repair: Street artist Akse P19 repaired the mural of Manchester United striker and England player Marcus Rashford on the wall of the Coffee House Cafe on Copson Street, in Withington, Manchester, on Tuesday. The mural was defaced with graffiti in the wake of England losing the Euro 2020 soccer championship final match to Italy, but subsequently covered with messages of support by well-wishers.
Photo: Jon Super/AP

 

FRANCE — Bastille Day: French Air Force Patrouille de France performed during a rehearsal for the Bastille Day parade in Paris, on Monday. Bastille Day is the French national holiday that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789.
Photo: Lewis Joly/AP

 

SRI LANKA — Virtual school: Sri Lankan children sat on tree branches as they accessed their online lessons from a forest reserve in their village in Bibila, on July 2. Climbing rocks and sitting on treetops is not part of their curriculum but children in villages surrounding the capital city are doing just that to be able to catch mobile signals to access their online classes. The digital divide fueled by uneven internet access and high data cost has forced many students out of the formal education system in Sri Lanka.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP

 

MALAYSIA — Vaccine: A nurse administered a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly woman in her house in rural Sabak Bernam, on Tuesday. Medical teams were going house to house in rural villages to reach out to elderly citizens as the government sought to ramp up its vaccination program. Despite a strict lockdown, the pandemic has worsened in Malaysia.
Photo: Vincent Thian/AP


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