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Our world in photos: September 15

September 15, 2021 Michaela Keil
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MASSACHUSETTS — Service: Rosalinda Rosario, center, saluted the casket of her sister, Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, a U.S. Marine who was among 13 service members killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, during her burial service in Lawrence, on Tuesday.
Photo: David Goldman/AP


SLOVAKIA — Mass: Nuns attended a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in the esplanade of the National Shrine in Sastin, on Wednesday. Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass in Sastin, the site of an annual pilgrimage each September 15 to venerate Slovakia’s patron, Our Lady of Sorrows.
Photo: Petr David Josek/AP


CALIFORNIA — Firefighting: A firefighter laid hose around the Foothills Visitor Center while battling the KNP Complex Fire in Sequoia National Park on Tuesday. The blaze was burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias.
Photo: Noah Berger/AP


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NEW YORK — Broadway returns: Actress Kristin Chenoweth gave the curtain speech on the stage of “Wicked” at the Gershwin Theatre on Tuesday, in New York. The show opened on Tuesday after being closed due to COVID-19 concerns in early 2020.
Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP


MINNESOTA — Collision: Cleveland Indian’s first baseman Bobby Bradley (44) and second baseman Owen Miller collide as Bradley caught a popup hit by Minnesota Twins’ Willians Astudillo during the sixth inning during the second baseball game of a doubleheader on Tuesday, in Minneapolis.
Photo: Jim Mone/AP


AFGHANISTAN — Birdcages: An Afghan bird seller held a cage at a bird market in Kabul’s Old City, on Tuesday. It is feared Afghanistan could further plunge toward famine and economic collapse after the chaos of the past month, which saw the Taliban oust the government in a lightning sweep as U.S. and NATO forces exited the 20-year war.
Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP


FRANCE — Floods: A car was seen flooded in Bernis, southern France, on Wednesday. Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes. The emergency service for the Gard region said rescuers were searching for at least one person reported missing after the Tuesday evening flood.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP


CALIFORNIA — No Recall: Republican conservative radio show host Larry Elder spoke to supporters after losing the California gubernatorial recall election on Tuesday, in Costa Mesa. The rare, late-summer election, which challenged California Governor Gavin Newsom, emerged as a national battlefront on issues from COVID-19 restrictions to climate change.
Photo: Ashley Landis/AP


FRANCE — Breakthrough: Lille’s goalkeeper Ivo Grbic, center, was stopped by Wolfsburg’s Renato Steffen, left, during the group G Champions League soccer match between Lille and Vfl Wolfsburg at the Stade Pierre Mauroy – Villeneuve d’Ascq stadium in Lille, on Tuesday.
Photo: Michel Spingler/AP

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