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Our world in photos: October 14

October 14, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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MEXICO — Marigolds: Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler Gran Felipe Jr. did a backflip during an exhibition near the Mexican Marigold fields in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, on Wednesday. Mexican Marigolds, known as cempasúchil, are also called the flower of the dead in Mexico and are used in Day of the Dead celebrations every Nov. 2.
Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP

 

CHINA — Asian Open Figure Skating: Zhang Siyang and Yang Yongchao of China performed in the pairs short program competition at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy, a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on Thursday.
Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

 

LEBANON — Protest: Supporters of a Shiite group allied with Hezbollah helped an injured comrade during armed clashes that erupted during a protest in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh, on Thursday. It was not immediately clear what triggered the gunfire, but tensions were high along a former civil war front-line between Muslim Shiite and Christian areas.
Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP

 

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IOWA — Strike: United Auto Workers picketed outside of John Deere Des Moines Works on Thursday, in Ankeny. The Deere workers’ strike began at midnight.
Photo: Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP

 

ARIZONA — Hit: Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) got hit on the face by Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, on Wednesday, in Phoenix. The Mercury won 91-86 in overtime.
Photo: Rick Scuteri/AP

 

GAMBIA — Vaccination fears: Rose Jatta pulled her boat into the estuary waters as she looked for fish traps she had set up earlier in the mangrove of the Gambia river in Serrekunda, on Saturday, Sept. 25. Health officials in Gambia and across Africa urged women to be vaccinated, confronting hesitancy among those of childbearing age. Jatta fears the vaccine against COVID-19 could make her ill, leaving her two children without food on the dinner table.
Photo: Leo Correa/AP

 

GREECE — High waters: A passenger waded through high water after evacuating a bus that got stuck in a flooded underpass in southern Athens, on Thursday. Storms battered the Greek capital and other parts of southern Greece, causing traffic disruption and some road closures.
Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

 

CHILE — Migrants: Chilean-born, three-year-old Benita, whose parents are Haitian, peered from her home’s front door, in the Dignidad camp set up by migrants in Santiago, on Thursday, Sept. 30. Benita’s parents were not able to renew their Chilean identity cards, which keeps them from being able to work legally.
Photo: Esteban Felix/AP

 

BRAZIL — Foamy rivers: Foam flowed over the surface of the Tiete River in Salto, Sao Paulo state, on Wednesday. The foam was caused mostly by untreated household runoff from nearby Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, according to Malu Ribeiro, water-program coordinator for the local environmental nonprofit SOS Mata Atlântica.
Photo: Marcelo Chello/AP

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