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Our world in photos: December 30

December 30, 2021 Michaela Keil
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TEXAS — Win: Oklahoma players celebrated a win over Oregon in the Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game on Wednesday, in San Antonio.
Photo: Eric Gay/AP


GERMANY — Ski jumping: Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi celebrated after a jump during the first stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, on Wednesday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/PA


INDIA — Washermen: A Dhobi, or washerman, washed bedclothes on the floodplain of Yamuna River in New Delhi, on Thursday. Dhobis were traditional laundry workers who washed clothes by hand and dried them in the sun, an occupation that has been in existence for generations. Most cities in India have a Dhobi Ghat, or washermen’s area, where the city’s pile of clothes is laundered. This practice is still popular in India despite modern technology.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


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BRAZIL — Offerings: A devotee carried offerings for Yemanja to be sent out to sea during a ceremony honoring the deity celebrated by the African Yoruba religion, on Icarai beach in Niteroi, on Wednesday. Brazilian worshippers celebrated Yemanja, goddess of the sea, offering flowers and launching large and small boats into the ocean in exchange for blessings for the new year.
Photo: Bruna Prado/AP


CHINA — Jump rope: A child played jump rope in Beijing on Thursday.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


CANADA — Cancelled: Players from the Slovakian team purchased souvenirs after the remainder of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship was canceled due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, in Red Deer, Alberta.
Photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP


FLORIDA — Testing: In this photo taken by a drone, cars waited in long lines at a drive-up COVID-19 testing center at Tropical Park, on Wednesday, in Miami.
Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

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