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Our world in photos: November 1

November 1, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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SOUTH AFRICA — Queued up: A woman with a child on her back joined a queue to cast her vote in local elections in Soweto, on Monday. South Africa was holding crucial local elections on Monday as the country was recently hit by a series of crippling power blackouts that many critics say highlight poor governance.
Photo: Denis Farrell/AP


SPAIN — All Saints Day: A man paid a visit to a cemetery during All Saints Day, a Catholic holiday to reflect on the saints and deceased relatives at San Rafael cemetery in Cordoba, on Monday.
Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP


INDIA — Back in school: A teacher guided a student to his classroom as schools reopened in Kochi, Kerala state, on Monday. Schools in this southern state that had remained closed for nearly twenty months due to the coronavirus pandemic finally reopened on Monday.
Photo: R S Iyer/AP


IRELAND — Horse racing: A general view of the runners and riders in action as they competed in the Melbourne 10 Sorry We Can’t Be There This Year Handicap at Laytown racecourse, County Meath, on Monday.
Photo: Niall Carson/PA via AP/AP


INDIA — Coal: Flames rose out of fissures in the ground above coal mines in the village of Liloripathra near Dhanbad, an eastern Indian city in Jharkhand state, on Friday, Sept. 24. A 2021 Indian government study found that Jharkhand state — among the poorest in India and the state with the nation’s largest coal reserves — is also the most vulnerable Indian state to climate change. Efforts to fight climate change are being held back in part because coal provides cheap electricity and supports millions of jobs. It’s one of the dilemmas facing world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland this week in an attempt to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


NORTH MACEDONIA — Local elections: Supporters of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party celebrated their victory in the local elections at the party headquarters in Skopje, late on Sunday. North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his resignation as prime minister and leader of the Social-democratic Union after the oppositional center-right coalition won a landslide victory in local elections.
Photo: Boris Grdanoski/AP


MOROCCO — Protest: Security forces stood guard as they prepared to disperse a protest against the government’s enforcement of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine pass, in Rabat, on Sunday.
Photo: Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP


MOLDOVA — Monument: Pigeons sat on a Soviet-era MIG-19 military jet installed as a monument in Tiraspol, the capital of the breakaway region of Transnistria, a disputed territory unrecognized by the international community, on Sunday.
Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP


GEORGIA — Slide: Houston Astros’ Kyle Tucker scored past Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud on a single by Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning in Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, in Atlanta.
Photo: David J. Phillip/AP


HAITI — Fuel shortage: People gathered at a gas station in hopes of filling their motorcycles, in Port-au-Prince, on Sunday, during a national fuel shortage.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


GERMANY — Holocaust memorial: A woman with a red umbrella visited the Memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe, the so-called Holocaust Memorial in central Berlin, on Monday. Berlin’s police chief apologized for an incident in which officers were seen practicing press-ups at the German capital’s memorial to the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust.
Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP

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