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Our world in photos: September 17

September 17, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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VENEZUELA — Vaccine: Residents stood behind a strip of tape serving as a barrier as they gathered outside a vaccination center looking to be inoculated with a second dose of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, in Caracas, on Thursday. The Venezuelan government began rollouts of second doses following months of delays.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — News conference: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, second from right, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, right, spoke at a news conference at the State Department on Thursday.
Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via AP

 

CHINA — Return to Earth: In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese astronauts from left, Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming waved at the Dongfeng landing site in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday. The trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet.
Photo: Ju Zhenhua/Xinhua via AP

 

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MARYLAND — Breakaway: New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) broke away from Washington Football Team cornerback Bobby McCain (20) as he ran with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, on Thursday, in Landover.
Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

 

BOSNIA — Oxygen mask: A patient breathed through an oxygen mask at the COVID-19 ICU unit of the Dr. Abdulah Nakas General Hospital in Sarajevo, on Friday. The COVID-19 rate of infections in Bosnia, a country where only about 12 percent of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, has increased, authorities reported on Friday.
Photo: AP

 

INDIA — Packhorses: Two packhorses playfully jostled each other in the rain-soaked main town square in Dharmsala, on Friday.
Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

 

CALIFORNIA — Firebreak: A member of the Roosevelt Hotshot Crew who traveled from Colorado, cleared a firebreak while battling the Windy Fire on Thursday, on the Tule River Reservation.
Photo: Noah Berger/AP

 

SPAIN — Catwalk: A model wore a creation by Duyos during Fashion Week in Madrid on Thursday.
Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP

 

RUSSIA — Election: A woman filled in her ballot paper during the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, and local parliaments, elections at a polling station in St. Petersburg, on Friday. Russia, on Friday, began three days of voting for a new parliament that is unlikely to change the country’s political complexion. There’s no expectation that United Russia, the party devoted to President Vladimir Putin, will lose its dominance in the State Duma.
Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

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