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Our world in photos: July 16

July 16, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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LOUISIANA — Name change: Workers transferred letters that were displayed on the side of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from a trailer into a bin after they were removed from the dome. The German automaker’s naming rights deal to the home of the NFL football team New Orleans Saints expired on July 15.
Photo: Brett Duke/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP


HONG KONG — Police on campus: Police officers set up a cordon line at the office of the student union on campus at the University of Hong Kong, on Friday. Hong Kong’s national security police on Friday raided the office after student leaders last week commemorated the death of an attacker who killed himself after stabbing a police officer.
Photo: Kin Cheung/AP


BRITAIN — Swing: United States’ Kevin Kisner played out of a bunker on the 6th green during the first round British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George’s golf course in Sandwich, on Thursday.
Photo: Ian Walton/AP


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Honorary award: German Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by Johns Hopkins University Dean Kent Calder at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies campus, on Thursday.
Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP


LEBANON — Shielded: On Thursday, Lebanese soldiers hid from stones behind their protective shields as they clashed with supporters of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, who stepped down on Thursday in Beirut. Hariri cited “key differences” with the country’s president, Michel Aoun, as his reason for stepping down only nine months after he was named to the post by the parliament.
Photo: Hussein Malla/AP


PAKISTAN — Wounded: A Pakistani paramedic treated men who were injured in a fight between Afghan security forces and Taliban in the Spin Boldak border area, at a hospital in Chaman, on Friday. Afghan government security forces were battling to retake the southeastern Spin Boldak border crossing with neighbor Pakistan on Friday, according to Afghanistan’s deputy defense ministry spokesman Fawad Awan.
Photo: Tariq Achakzai/AP


FRANCE — Record holders: Britain’s Mark Cavendish, wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey, and Belgian great Eddy Merckx, who both hold a record 34 Tour de France stage victories, talked prior to the start of the 19th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207 kilometers (128.6 miles) with start in Mourenx and finish in Libourne, on Friday.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP

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