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Our world in photos: October 12

October 12, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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ROMANIA — Rising cases: A patient lay on a bed in the emergency room, turned into a COVID-19 unit due to the high number of cases, at the Bagdasar-Arseni hospital in Bucharest, on Tuesday. Romania reported nearly 17,000 new COVID-19 infections and 442 deaths on Tuesday, the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in a day since the pandemic started, as the nation’s health care system struggles to cope.
Photo: Andreea Alexandru/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Indigenous Peoples Day: Tatanka Gibson of the Haliwa-Saponi/Nansemond Tribal Nations led attendees in song and dance during a gathering marking Indigenous Peoples Day at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia, on Monday.
Photo: Matt Rourke/AP


JAPAN — State of Emergency ends: People were reflected in a puddle as they walk across a street in a shopping district on Tuesday, in Tokyo. Japan fully came out of a coronavirus state of emergency for the first time in more than six months on Oct. 1. The country started gradually easing virus measures to help rejuvenate the pandemic-hit economy as infections slowed.
Photo: Kiichiro Sato/AP


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SPAIN — National Day: Members of La Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, reacted before the start of a military parade celebrating a holiday known as “Dia de la Hispanidad” or Hispanic Day in Madrid, on Tuesday. Spain commemorated Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World and also Spain’s armed forces day.
Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP


CALIFORNIA — Arrival: Mick Jagger, left, Keith Richards, center, and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones arrived at the Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, on Monday, ahead of their shows at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood for their “NO FILTER” tour.
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP


CALIFORNIA — Plane crash: Fire crews worked the scene of a small plane crash on Monday in Santee. At least two people were killed and two others were injured when the plane crashed into a suburban Southern California neighborhood, setting two homes ablaze, authorities said.
Photo: Gregory Bull/AP


LEBANON — Fire: Pigeons stood on an electrical wire as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire in an oil facility in the southern town of Zahrani, south of the port city of Sidon, on Monday. A huge fire broke out at an oil facility in southern Lebanon’s coastal town of Zahrani, but the cause was not immediately known.
Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP


ALGERIA — Rally: Saharaui refugees attended a rally prior to their National Unity Day in the Bujador refugee camp, on Monday.
Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP

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