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Our world in photos: December 9

December 9, 2021 Michaela Keil
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MOROCCO — Snowfall: A family crossed a road amidst heavy snowfall to collect water in the Amazigh Timahdite village in the Middle Atlas, near Azrou, on Saturday.
Photo: Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arrival: The casket of former Sen. Bob Dole, (R-KS), arrived in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state, on Thursday, on Capitol Hill.
Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via AP


WASHINGTON — Testing: Steven Grimmett, a microbiologist on the COVID-19 team at the Washington State Dept. of Health’s Public Health Laboratory, was seen through a window of a machine that identifies positive and negative COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, in Shoreline. Samples that test positive and meet other criteria were then moved to another machine for genome sequencing, which helps determine which variant of the virus is present.
Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP


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INDIA — Farmers protest: An Indian farmer got his shave done at the site of protest in Ghazipur, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on Thursday. Thousands of Indian farmers suspended their year-long protest on Thursday after the government withdrew contentious farm laws and set up a committee to consider their other demands, including guaranteed prices for key crops and the withdrawal of criminal cases against the protesters.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


NORWAY — Nobel Peace Prize: Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov from Russia worked on his speech at his room in The Grand Hotel in Oslo, on Thursday, ahead of a press conference. Muratov is in Oslo where he will be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize along with fellow journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited their fight for freedom of expression, stressing that it is vital in promoting peace.
Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP


BRAZIL — Women’s soccer final: Fans of Corinthians cheered during a Sao Paulo championship Women’s soccer final match against Sao Paulo at Neo Quimica arena in Sao Paulo, on Wednesday.
Photo: Andre Penner/AP


SYRIA — Joint exercise: American soldiers drove a Bradley fighting vehicle during a joint exercise with Syrian Democratic Forces in the countryside of Deir Ezzor in northeastern Syria, Wednesday.
Photo: Baderkhan Ahmad/AP


NEW YORK — Rescue: A U.S. Coast Guard diver, tethered to a hovering helicopter, pulled a body from a submerged vehicle stuck in rushing rapids just yards from the brink of American Falls, one of three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls, on Wednesday, in Niagara Falls.
Photo: Sharon Cantillon/The Buffalo News via AP


AFGHANISTAN — Drying up: A boy pushed a wheelbarrow with canisters and his younger brother, on their way to collect water from a stagnant pool about 3 kilometers (2 miles) from their home in Kamar Kalagh village outside Herat, on Nov. 26, 2021. Afghanistan’s drought, its worst in decades, is now entering its second year, exacerbated by climate change.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP


FLORIDA — Telescope launch: Photographers followed a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket during a time exposure as it lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, on Thursday. The Falcon 9 will deploy into orbit NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft, an X-ray astronomy mission to study black holes and neutron stars.
Photo: John Raoux/AP


FRANCE — Light festival: People passed by a night light show in Lyon on Wednesday. Millions of people were expected to experience the four-day Festival of Lights event in the city.
Photo: Laurent Cipriani/AP

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