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Our world in photos: October 20

October 20, 2021 Michaela Keil
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MALTA — Rest: Migrants rested on the deck of Sea Watch-3 rescue ship in the Maltese SAR zone, on Tuesday. Between Oct. 17-18, Sea Watch-3 rescued 412 migrants from seven different boats in distress and is currently asking for a safe port to disembark them.
Photos: Valeria Mongelli/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Greeting: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrived to greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, on Tuesday.
Photo: Alastair Grant/Pool


NEPAL — Peaceful protest: A member of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) participated in a peaceful protest against the recent violence against Hindus in Bangladesh, and demand protection of minorities outside the Bangladeshi embassy in Kathmandu, on Wednesday. Hindu temples were attacked and homes of Hindus were burned in Bangladesh beginning last Wednesday, after a photo was posted on social media showing a copy of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, at the feet of a statue at a Hindu temple.
Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP



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JAPAN — Full moon: The full moon rose above the Tokyo skyline on Wednesday.
Photo: Kiichiro Sato/AP


PALESTINE — Birthday: A young Palestinian woman wore a flower crown over her hijab and gold accents in her eye makeup in the Old City of Jerusalem on her way to prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound marking Moulid al-Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, on Tuesday.
Photo: Maya Alleruzzo/AP


INDIA — Flooding: Members of Merchant Rescue Force (MRF), a volunteer group of local traders, listened to a brief from their team captain by the Periyar River in anticipation of water levels rising following the opening of the gates of the Idukki dam in Kochi, on Tuesday. Several dams in the state were nearing their full capacity and expected more rains to come, authorities released water as a precautionary measure.
Photo: R S Iyer/AP


HAITI — Kidnapping: People protested for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries, including children, were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, Oct. 16, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.
Photo: Joseph Odelyn/AP


IRAQ — Election: Security forces prevented protesters denouncing election results from storming the Electoral Commission building during a protest in Basra, on Tuesday. Pro-Iran factions in Iraq suffered significant losses in parliament elections held on Oct. 10.
Photo: Nabil al-Jurani/AP


NIGERIA — Detained: A protester was detained by police officers following a demonstration at Lekki Toll plaza in Lagos, on Wednesday. Nigerian police officers fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating against police brutality on Wednesday. One year ago, thousands marched in Nigeria for the #EndSARS movement to protest the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit accused of police brutality.
Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP

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