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Our world in photos: September 20

September 20, 2021 Michaela Keil
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NETHERLANDS — Opening: An ice cream vendor waits for customers at Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch government, on Monday. Dutch King Willem-Alexander will mark the opening of the parliamentary year on Tuesday, Sept. 21, with a speech outlining the government’s budget plans for the year ahead.
Photo: Peter Dejong/AP


INDIA — Flood road: People waded through a water-logged road after rain in Ahmedabad on Monday.
Photo: Ajit Solanki/AP


CALIFORNIA — Flames: Flames licked up a tree as the Windy Fire burned in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest, on Sunday.
Photo: Noah Berger/AP


PAKISTAN — Vaccine: A health worker administered a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi on Monday. The government launched polio vaccination drives across Pakistan in hopes of eradicating the crippling disease by the end of the year.
Photo: Fareed Khan/AP


NEPAL — Indra Jatra festival: A former living goddess Kumari, center, watched the annual Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, on Sunday. The feast of Indra Jatra marked the return of the festival season in the Himalayan nation two years after it was scaled down due to the pandemic.
Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP


MEXICO — Border: Haitian migrants waded across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, on Sunday, to avoid deportation to Haiti from the U.S. The U.S. flew Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocked others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signaled the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades.
Photo: Felix Marquez/AP


SPAIN — Volcano: Lava flowed from an eruption of a volcano near El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, on Monday. Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain’s Canary Islands off northwest Africa. The head of the islands’ regional government said on Monday that he expects no injuries to people in the area after some 5,000 were evacuated.
Photo: Gerardo Ojeda/AP


GREECE — Asylum seekers: Migrants sat behind a fence at the new closed monitored facility in Zervou village, on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, on Monday. Greek authorities began moving asylum seekers living in a squalid camp on the island of Samos into a new facility on the island, where access will be more strictly controlled.
Photo: Michael Svarnias/AP

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