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Our world in photos: August 18

August 18, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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KASHMIR — Muharram: Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shouted religious slogans as they participated in a Muharram procession on wooden boats in the interiors of Dal lake, on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Wednesday. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.
Photo: Dar Yasin/AP


CALIFORNIA — Blazes: Seen in a long exposure photograph, embers lit up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burned near Milford in Lassen County on Tuesday.
Photo: Noah Berger/AP


CAMBODIA — Taxi: A motorcycle taxi driver carried a vendor on an extended seat on his motorcycle to a market, in Phnom Penh, on Wednesday.
Photo: Heng Sinith/AP


UTAH — Roundup: A helicopter pushed wild horses during a roundup on July 14, 2021, near the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground. Federal land managers increased the number of horses removed from the range this year during a historic drought. They said it’s necessary to protect the parched land and the animals themselves, but wild-horse advocates accused them of using the conditions as an excuse to move out more of the iconic animals to preserve cattle grazing.
Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP


BOLIVIA — Presentation: A woman held a portrait of a relative who died in confrontations with security forces, during a presentation of an Independent Human Rights Experts’ report regarding the political crisis and violence of 2019 that led to the fall of former President Evo Morales, in the Central Bank of Bolivia, in La Paz, on Tuesday.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


MISSOURI — Reach: Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa couldn’t quite reach a single by Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday in Kansas City.
Photo: Reed Hoffmann/AP


FRANCE — Battling fires: A water-dumping aircraft dumped water on a wildfire near Le Luc, southern France, on Tuesday. Thousands of people fled homes, campgrounds, and hotels near the French Riviera on Tuesday as firefighters battled a blaze that raced through nearby forests, sending smoke pouring down wooded slopes toward vineyards in the picturesque area.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP

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