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Our world in photos: August 4

August 4, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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JAPAN — Skateboarding: Sakura Yosozumi of Japan competed in the women’s park skateboarding finals at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Wednesday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Ben Curtis/AP

 

CHINA — Outbreak: People walked past an advertising billboard at a subway station during the morning rush hour in Beijing, on Wednesday. China’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated on Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city, and the punishment of its local leaders.
Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

 

JAPAN — Sailing: Great Britain’s Hanna Mills was thrown into the water after winning the 470 women’s gold medal at the Enoshima harbor during the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Wednesday, in Fujisawa.
Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP

 

JAPAN — 200-meter dash: Andre De Grasse, of Canada, beat Kenneth Bednarek, of the United States, to win the gold medal during the finals of the men’s 200-meter dash at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Wednesday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Morry Gash/AP

 

JAPAN — Climbing: Jakob Schubert, of Austria, participated during the lead qualification portion of the men’s sport climbing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Tuesday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Jeff Roberson/POOL via AP

 

MEXICO — Vigilantes: A white handkerchief hung from a home’s door in Pantelho, Chiapas state, on Tuesday, after abductions and the burning of homes and vehicles. Indigenous mountain communities in the southern state held talks with government officials days after their newly formed vigilante group called “El Machete” abducted residents they accused of being criminals and burned vehicles and homes.
Photo: Emilio Espejel/AP

 

GREECE — Wildfire: Flames burned on the mountain near Limni village on the island of Evia, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens, on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Greece grappled with the worst heatwave in decades that strained the national power supply and fueled wildfires near Athens and elsewhere in southern Greece. As the heatwave scorched the eastern Mediterranean, temperatures rose to 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in parts of the Greek capital.
Photo: Michael Pappas/AP

 

GERMANY — Horses: A participant in the German championships for Icelandic horses warmed up in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, on Wednesday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP

 

JAPAN — Wrestling: Mohamed Ibrahim Elsayed of Egypt celebrated with his coach after defeating Russian Olympic Committee’s Artem Surkov during the men’s 67kg Greco-Roman wrestling bronze medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Wednesday, in Chiba.
Photo: Aaron Favila/AP

 

LEBANON — Blast: A justice symbol monument was seen in front of towering grain silos that were gutted in the massive August 2020 explosion at the port that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, in Beirut, on Wednesday. A year after the deadly blast, families of the victims were consumed with winning justice for their loved ones and punishing Lebanon’s political elite, blamed for causing the disaster through their corruption and neglect.
Photo: Hussein Malla/AP


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