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Our world in photos: December 20

December 20, 2021 Michaela Keil
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VENEZUELA — Carruchas: Children participated in a traditional street race of “carruchas,” the name for makeshift wooden cars in Caracas, on Saturday. Children enjoyed the race marking 10 years of preserving this tradition.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP

 

NORTH CAROLINA — Celebration: North Carolina State’s Elissa Cunane, center, celebrated a basket with teammates Kayla Jones, left, and Jakia Brown-Turner (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia, on Sunday, in Raleigh.
Photo: Karl B. DeBlaker/AP

 

GERMANY — Decorations: Christmas trees and Santa Clauses decorated the entrance to the beach in Haffkrug, northern Germany, on Monday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP

 

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UTAH — Speedskating trials: Maame Biney, center, and Kristen Santos, right, and Corinne Stoddard, left, competed in the women’s 500-meter finals during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, on Sunday, in Kearns.
Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

 

CALIFORNIA — Floating Christmas trees: Boats made their way past floating Christmas tree lights on Sunday, in Long Beach.
Photo: Ashley Landis/AP

 

MALAYSIA — Floods: Residents waded through a flooded road in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, on Monday. Rescue services on Monday worked to free thousands of people trapped by Malaysia’s worst flooding in years after heavy rains stopped following more than three days of torrential downpours in the capital and around the country.
Photo: Vincent Thian/AP

 

AUSTRIA — Luge World Cup: Semen Pavlichenko of Russia arrived at the finish area during the men’s sprint race at the Luge World Cup in Igls near Innsbruck, on Sunday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

 

GUATEMALA — Crash: A neighbor cried as the remains of Guatemalan migrant Daniel Arnulfo Perez Uxla were taken to be buried in El Tejar, on Sunday. Perez Uxla was one of the fifty-six people killed when a truck carrying Central American migrants rolled over on a highway in Tuxtla, Mexico on Dec. 9.
Photo: Moises Castillo/AP

 

ALGERIA — Arab cup: Algeria’s national football team members celebrated with the fans during a parade after their win over Tunisia in the final of FIFA Arab Cup 2021 hosted by Qatar, in Algiers, on Monday.
Photo: Toufik Doudou/AP

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