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Our world in photos: September 16

September 16, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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COLOMBIA — Migrants: Migrants continued on their trek north, near Acandi, on Wednesday. The migrants, mostly Haitians, were on their way to crossing the Darien Gap from Colombia into Panama dreaming of reaching the U.S.
Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Memory Wall: People sat atop the National Covid Memory Wall in London, on Thursday. Although the number of people now contracting COVID-19 is way higher than this time last year — over 30,000 new infections a day — the British government has opted not to re-introduce further virus restrictions for England, as the vaccine drive this year has reduced the number of people requiring treatment for COVID-19 and subsequently dying.
Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


INDIA — Protest: A young Afghan girl stands next to her mother participating with other Afghan women protesting against Pakistan and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, in New Delhi, on Thursday.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


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PHILIPPINES — Reopening: A worker looked for customers in his horse-driven cart at the walled city of Intramuros in Manila, as some tourist spots reopen to the public with health restrictions on Thursday. The government, on Thursday, started the pilot run of more localized lockdowns in the capital as they try to open up the economy while controlling the surge of COVID-19 infections.
Photo: Aaron Favila/AP


GERMANY — Demonstration: On Thursday, portraits of politicians were placed in front of the Reichstag building, host of the German federal parliament Bundestag, by the ‘#unverhandelbar’ (#non-negotiable) campaign group in Berlin, to protest against human rights violations at Europe’s external borders.
Photo: Michael Sohn/AP


OREGON — Who gets water: Phil Fine watched a combine harvest carrot seeds in the North Unit Irrigation District on Tuesday, Aug. 31, near Madras. The stark contrast between the water haves and have-nots two hours southeast of Portland has brought new urgency to efforts to share the resource.
Photo: Nathan Howard/AP
Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/AP


THAILAND — Taxi gardens: Miniature gardens are planted on the rooftops of unused taxis parked in Bangkok, on Thursday. Taxi fleets in Thailand gave new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilized the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots and raise awareness about the plight of out of work drivers.
Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP
Photo: Nathan Howard/AP


LEBANON — Celebration: A Hezbollah supporter fired a rocket-propelled grenade in the air to celebrate the arrival of Iranian fuel tankers to Lebanon, in the eastern town of Baalbek, on Thursday. The delivery violates US sanctions imposed on Tehran after former President Donald Trump pulled America out of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers three years ago.
Photo: Bilal Hussein/AP

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