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Our world in photos: August 3

August 3, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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VENEZUELA — Alternative media: Juan Pablo Lares, right, held a cardboard frame in front of his associate Maximiliano Bruzual who read their newscast “El Bus TV Capitolio” to commuters on a bus in Caracas, on Saturday. Two decades of governments that see the press as an enemy have pushed Venezuelan journalists to find alternative ways to keep citizens informed.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP


BRAZIL — Lined up: A line of people snake around a field to enter a COVID-19 vaccination site, as people over age 30 became eligible for a vaccine in Brasilia, on Tuesday.
Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP


JAPAN — Hurdles: Rafael Pereira, left, of Brazil, Kuei-Ru Chen, of Taiwan, and Wenjun Xie, right, of China, competed in a heat of the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Tuesday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Petr David Josek/AP


JAPAN — Pole vault: Menno Vloon, of the Netherlands, competed in the men’s pole vault final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Tuesday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


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BRITAIN — Cleaning: A worker cleaned surfaces as a precaution against coronavirus, in the arrivals area of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, on Monday. Travelers fully vaccinated against coronavirus from the United States and much of Europe were able to enter Britain without quarantining starting Monday, a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


GREECE — Heatwave: Evzones of the Greek Presidential Guard marched in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens on Tuesday. Authorities in Greece closed the Acropolis and other ancient sites during afternoon hours as a heatwave scorching the eastern Mediterranean continued to worsen. Temperatures reached 42 C (107.6 F) in parts of the Greek capital, as the extreme weather fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and blazes across the region.
Photo: Michael Varaklas/AP


JAPAN — Cycling: Team Canada competed during the track cycling women’s team pursuit at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Monday, in Izu.
Photo: Thibault Camus/AP


JAPAN — Equestrian: France’s Nicolas Touzaint, Absolut Gold, competed during the Equestrian Eventing Jumping competition during the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Monday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP


ISRAEL — Third shot: Blossom Koppelman, 86, received a third Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from a Magen David Adom national emergency service volunteer, at a private nursing home, in Netanya, on Sunday. Israeli health authorities began administering coronavirus booster shots on Friday to people over 60 who’ve already received both doses of a vaccine, in a bid to combat a recent spike in cases.
Photo: Oded Balilty/AP

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