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Our world in photos: December 1

December 1, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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GERMANY — Surf: Surfers walked on the pier at the harbor entrance beacon in Rostock, on Tuesday. Strong storms and swells attracted numerous onlookers to the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Photo: Jens Buettner/dpa via AP


GEORGIA — Victory speech: Atlanta mayoral runoff candidate Andre Dickens gave his victory speech on Tuesday in Atlanta. Dickens, a city council member, won the runoff, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council’s current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November.
Photo: Ben Gray/AP


INDIA — Elephants: A woman worshiped a wild male elephant, one of two killed by a train in Durung Pathar, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, on Wednesday. Speeding trains have run down dozens of wild elephants in Assam in the past, forcing the Indian Railways, which runs the trains, to regulate speed in known elephant corridors. Assam, which has a history of man-elephant conflict, has an estimated 5,000 wild Asiatic elephants.
Photo: Anupam Nath/AP


AFGHANISTAN — Education: Afghan girls participated in a lesson inside a classroom at Tajrobawai Girls High School, in Herat, on Thursday. While most high school girls in Afghanistan were forbidden to attend class by the country’s Taliban rulers, one major exception are those in the western province of Herat. For weeks, girls there have been attending high school classes, thanks to a unique effort by teachers and parents to persuade local Taliban administrators to allow schools to reopen.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


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NORTH CAROLINA — Wildfire: Fire burned along the western ridge of Pilot Mountain, on Monday evening. The fire, which was reported to have started on Saturday night, burned more than 500 acres as of Monday night and is expected to burn 900 as foresters set back fires to protect houses below the mountain.
Photo: Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP
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CALIFORNIA — Foggy: A man fished during a foggy morning at North Lake in Irvine, on Tuesday. Dense fog covered much of Orange County.
Photo: Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP


TENNESSEE — Celebration: Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg celebrated after scoring his third goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday, in Nashville.
Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP


INDONESIA — Badminton competition: South Korea’s An Se-young competed against Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan during their women’s singles Group B badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday.
Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Vaccination: People queued to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Lenasia South Hospital, near Johannesburg, on Wednesday. South African doctors said the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant resulted in mostly mild symptoms.
Photo: Shiraaz Mohamed/AP

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