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Our world in photos: December 22

December 22, 2021 Michaela Keil
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UNITED KINGDOM — Masked up: A woman wore a face covering as she walked past a Christmas Lights decoration in London, on Wednesday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that his government reserves the “possibility of taking further action” to protect public health as Omicron spreads across the country.
Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


NEW YORK — Waiting on results: People checked their rapid COVID-19 test results outside of a testing site on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, on Tuesday.
Photo: Brittainy Newman/AP


MINNESOTA — Loss: Rachel Taylor clutched a buckskin satchel filled with the ashes of her son, Kyle “Little Crow” Domrese, pictured at right, who died of an overdose, as she sat in the home they shared in Bemidji, on Nov. 17. Her son was one of more than 100,000 Americans lost in a year to overdoses as the COVID-19 pandemic aggravated America’s addiction disaster. The death rate from drug overdoses for Native Americans is now the highest in the nation.
Photo: David Goldman/AP


PHILIPPINES — Relief: In this photo provided by the Philippine Navy, a Navy ship arrived to distribute relief goods to residents in Dinagat islands on Tuesday. The governor of a central Philippine province devastated by Typhoon Rai last week pleaded on the radio on Tuesday for the government to quickly send food and other aid, warning that without outside help, army troops and police forces would have to be deployed to prevent looting amid growing hunger.
Photo: Philippine Navy via AP


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speech: President Joe Biden spoke about the COVID-19 response and vaccinations, on Tuesday, in the State Dining Room of the White House.
Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP


PAKISTAN — Christmas: Pakistani Christians held candles during a celebration for Christmas, in Lahore, on Wednesday.
Photo: K.M. Chaudary/AP

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