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Our world in photos: August 17

August 17, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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BOLIVIA — Dog Day: A man kept his puppies in a plastic container during a Mass at the parish of Cuerpo de Cristo to celebrate the feast of San Roque, the patron saint of dogs, in El Alto, on Monday.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


SERBIA — Vaccine: A medical worker prepared a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Belgrade Fair makeshift vaccination center in Belgrade, on Tuesday. Serbia started administering a booster dose of four different vaccines, including Sinopharm, Pfizer, Sputnik, and AstraZeneca, to people who previously were vaccinated at least 6 months ago.
Photo: Darko Vojinovic/AP


CALIFORNIA — Burning: A home burned on Jeters Road as the Dixie fire jumped Highway 395 south of Janesville, on Monday. Critical fire weather throughout the region threatened to spread multiple wildfires burning in Northern California.
Photo: Ethan Swope/AP


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AFGHANISTAN — Packed: Afghan citizens packed inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, as they were transported from Hamid Karzai International Airport on Sunday. The Taliban on Sunday swept into Kabul, the Afghan capital, after capturing most of Afghanistan.
Photo: Capt. Chris Herbert/U.S. Air Force via AP


KASHMIR — Detained: Indian policemen detained a Kashmiri Shiite Muslim for participating in a religious procession in central Srinagar, on Tuesday. On Tuesday, police fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse hundreds of Shiite Muslims, while detaining dozens who attempted to participate in processions marking the Muslim month of Muharram.
Photo: Dar Yasin/AP


INDONESIA — Independence Day: Children took part in a sack race competition during Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta on Tuesday. Indonesia celebrated its 76th anniversary of independence from Dutch colonial rule.
Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP


ISRAEL — Wasteland: A wasteland of scorched earth and trees were seen on the third day of wildfires in the Jerusalem mountains, on Tuesday. Israeli firefighters worked for a third consecutive day on Tuesday to contain a wildfire that consumed a large swath of forest west of Jerusalem and threatened several communities.
Photo: Ariel Schalit/AP


NEPAL — Evacuation: A Nepalese army man gestured to the bus waiting for Nepalese people evacuated from Afghanistan as they arrived via Kuwait at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, on Tuesday.
Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP


INDIA — Going for a ride: Young girls rode a cycle load carrier in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP

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