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Our world in photos: August 5

August 5, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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MISSISSIPPI — First day: Victoria Dickens wore a mask and face shield as she waited for her class assignment at Summit Elementary School in Summit, on Thursday, during the first day of the 2021-22 school year for students in the McComb School District. The school district is requiring face masks on buses and campuses this school year.
Photo: Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP


INDIA — Looking out: A young girl stood at the entrance of her house next to the house of a 9-year-old girl from the lowest rung of India’s caste system who, according to her parents and protesters, was raped and killed earlier this week, in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


JAPAN — Pole vault: Angelica Bengtsson, of Sweden, competed in the final of the women’s pole vault at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Thursday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


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JAPAN — Climbing: Czech Republic’s Adam Ondra, left, celebrated during the speed portion of the men’s sport climbing final against Mickael Mawem, of France, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Thursday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Gregory Bull/AP


JAPAN — Decathlon: Damian Warner, of Canada, reacted after he won the gold medal for the decathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Thursday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


TURKEY — Fire crew: A Turkish volunteer ran as he headed to fight wildfires in Turgut village, near the tourist resort of Marmaris, Mugla, on Wednesday. As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead on Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country’s southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires.
Photo: Emre Tazegul/AP


JAPAN — Karate: Bettina Plank of Austria, right, and Anzhelika Terliuga of Ukraine competed in the women’s kumite-55kg elimination round for Karate at the 2020 Summer Olympics, on Thursday, in Tokyo.
Photo: Vincent Thian/AP


BRAZIL — Back in person: A teacher and student walked together on the first day back to in-person schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic at a public school in Brasilia, on Thursday, after a year and a half of remote learning.
Photo: Eraldo Peres/AP


VENEZUELA — Restrictions: Manuel Dommar, 89, washed his feet as he sat on his bed in a dorm room at La Providencia San Antonio, a home for the elderly, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Caracas, on Wednesday. Dommar does not have any living relatives to visit him at the home so he is allowed to go out when the pandemic lockdowns are relaxed every other week.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP

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