Our world in photos: July 22
JAPAN — Kicks: South Korea's Won Dujae, right, and New Zealand's Chris Wood battled for the ball during a men's soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Thursday, in Kashima.
Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP
CHILE — Family: Yanay, 7, embraced her father, Rodrigo Gonzales, next to her legally recognized father Cristian Escalona, who had to undo his civil union with Gonzales to adopt their children as a single parent, at their home in Santiago, early on Wednesday. The Chilean Senate approved the first of several procedures to make same-sex marriage a reality to end discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation, on Wednesday. Photo: Esteban Felix/AP
WISCONSIN — Fans: Fans watched Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Photo: Jeffrey Phelps/AP
GREECE — Protest: Greek police used tear gas to disperse anti-vaccine protesters during a rally at Syntagma square, central Athens, on Wednesday. Thousands of people protested against the Greek government’s measures to curb rising COVID-19 infections and drive up vaccinations in the country where almost 50 percent of Greeks and country residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/AP
OREGON — Hanging on: In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a bear cub clung to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, on Sunday. As more fire personnel moved into the area, the cub scurried down the tree trunk and later left after being offered water. Photo: Bryan Daniels/Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP
HONG KONG — Suspect: A hooded suspect was accompanied by a police officer to search for evidence at an office on Thursday. Hong Kong’s national security police on Thursday arrested five people from a trade union of the General Association of Hong Kong Speech Therapists on suspicion of conspiring to publish and distribute seditious material, in the latest arrests made amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Photo: Vincent Yu/AP
CAMBODIA — Lotus harvest: A farmer collected lotus flowers to sell in the market in Krasaing Chrum village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Thursday. Photo: Heng Sinith/AP
CUBA — Patrol: Special forces police patrolled the streets as they drove past a large Cuban flag hanging from the facade of a building, in Havana, on Wednesday. Photo: Eliana Aponte/AP
BRAZIL — Back in the stands: A Brazil Flamengo fan cheered before the start of a Copa Libertadores round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Brazil’s Flamengo and Argentina’s Defensa y Justicia, the first game with fans amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Stadium in Brasilia, on Wednesday. Photo: Adriano Machado/Pool via AP
INDIANA — Four-time winners: Winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500 auto race, Helio Castroneves, right, gathered with other four-time winners, from left, A.J. Foyt (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977), Al Unser (1970, 1971, 1978, 1987) and Rick Mears (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Castroneves won the race in 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2021. Photo: Doug McSchooler/AP
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