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Our world in photos: December 7

December 7, 2021 Michaela Keil
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AUSTRIA — New Chancellor: The new Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer spoke at a news conference about his plans for the upcoming weeks in Vienna, on Tuesday.
Photo: Lisa Leutner/AP


UKRAINE — Provocation: Ukrainian soldiers walked at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, on Tuesday. Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday charged that Russia was sending tanks and snipers to the line of contact in war-torn eastern Ukraine to “provoke return fire,” an accusation that came amid fears that a Russian troop buildup near the Ukrainian border might indicate plans for an invasion.
Photo: Andriy Dubchak/AP


NIGERIA — Vaccination delivery: Yunusa Bawa, a community health worker, rode on a motorbike with a box of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines, in Sabon Kuje on the outskirts of Abuja, on Monday. As Nigeria tried to meet an ambitious goal of fully vaccinating 55 million of its 206 million people in the next two months, health care workers in some parts of the country risked their lives to reach the rural population.
Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan/AP


INDIA — Protest: Indian paramilitary soldiers stood guard as an opposition Congress party supporter, wearing a garland of essential commodities, held an empty Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder on his head during a protest against rising inflation at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


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SPAIN — Ash: Ash covered the streets and houses in Las Manchas village as lava flowed from the volcano, on the Canary island of La Palma, on Monday.
Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


HAWAII — Severe weather: People held umbrellas as it began to rain on an otherwise empty beach in Honolulu on Monday. A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain flooded roads and downed power lines and tree branches across Hawaii, with officials warning of potentially worse conditions ahead.
Photo: Caleb Jones/AP


AFGHANISTAN — Border crossing: Afghan men sat in a bus in Herat, on Monday, Nov. 22, for a 300-mile trip south to Nimrooz near the Iranian border. Afghans streamed across the border into Iran, driven by desperation after the near collapse of their country’s economy following the Taliban’s takeover in mid-August. In the past three months, more than 300,000 people have crossed illegally into Iran, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council, and more are coming at the rate of 4,000 to 5,000 a day.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — ‘Little Amal’: ‘Little Amal,’ a giant puppet (3.5 meters tall) of a young Syrian refugee girl walked on Parliament Square, backdropped by the scaffolded Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, in London, to coincide with the Nationality and Borders Bill being debated in the House of Commons, on Tuesday.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


SYRIA — Strike: Ahmad Qassim visited his wounded son Mahmoud in a hospital in the town of Idlib on Monday. A U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida leader in northern Syria wounded six members of the Qassim family. The U.S. military said it conducted a strike from a remotely-piloted MQ-9 aircraft Friday near the city of Idlib targeting “a senior al-Qaeda leader and planner.”
Photo: Ghaith Alsayed/AP


GERMANY — Election: Designated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz walked through the plenary hall during a session of the parliament Bundestag about the policy to battle the coronavirus pandemic in Berlin, on Tuesday. A coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the Free Democratic Party will elect Olaf Scholz as the new German Chancellor on Wednesday.
Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP


INDONESIA — Volcano: Rescuers and villagers carried a body bag containing the remains of a victim in the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Candi Puro village, Lumajang, East Java, on Tuesday. Indonesia’s president on Tuesday visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt.
Photo: Rokhmad/AP

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