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Our world in photos: December 2

December 2, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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MICHIGAN — Memorial: Students hugged at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, on Wednesday. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Tuesday.
Photo: Paul Sancya/AP


ROMANIA — National day: Romanian servicemen sat on a bus prior to the National Day parade, which was staged at a significantly smaller than usual scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, in Bucharest, on Wednesday. The national day marked the date when Transylvania, Romania’s central region, was reunited with the rest of the country, in 1918.
Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP


BELARUS — Border: Migrants settled in the logistics center of the checkpoint “Bruzgi” at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, on Wednesday. The West has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of luring thousands of migrants to Belarus with the promise of help to get to Western Europe to use them as pawns to destabilize the 27-nation European Union in retaliation for its sanctions on his authoritarian government. Belarus denies engineering the crisis.
Photo: Oksana Manchuk/BelTA via AP


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SPAIN — Ash: A fissure was seen next to a house covered with ash on the Canary island of La Palma, on Wednesday. A fissure that volcanologists believe spouted a gusher of lava left a gaping hole in front of the house whose bottom floor was completely covered by a mountain of ash. On Wednesday, a fresh stream of lava from a volcano on Spain’s La Palma threatened to engulf a parish church that has so far survived the eruption that shows no signs of relenting in its tenth week.
Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


CYPRUS — Pope visit: Pope Francis arrived at the airport in Larnaca on Thursday. Pope Francis’ trip to Cyprus and Greece drew new attention to the plight of migrants on Europe’s borders and the disconnect between Francis’ Gospel-driven call for countries to welcome and integrate them and front-line governments that are increasingly unwilling or unable to let them in.
Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP


ISRAEL — Most expensive city: People sat out on a sunny day in the center of Tel Aviv on Thursday. Residents of Israel’s seaside metropolis Tel Aviv have for years complained of how expensive it is, with living costs taking a chunk out of their paychecks. A report released on Wednesday, by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a research group linked to The Economist magazine, said Tel Aviv has emerged as the most expensive city to live in.
Photo: Oded Balilty/AP


BRAZIL — Favela crops: Residents worked in a community garden at the Promised Land favela of Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday. Residents of the Promised Land favela established community agriculture as a tool for social and economic change as well as environmental preservation, which also provided relief during the pandemic as the country endured an economic crisis.
Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP


CALIFORNIA — Dunk: Utah guard Both Gach, right, dunked against Southern California forward Chevez Goodwin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, on Wednesday.
Photo: Alex Gallardo/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Hands Off Roe!!!”: Stephen Parlato of Boulder, CO, held a sign that read “Hands Off Roe!!!” as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on Wednesday, as the court heard arguments in a case from Mississippi, where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, well before viability.
Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

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