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Our world in photos: January 18

January 18, 2022 Michaela Keil
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AUSTRALIA — Tennis Open: Aryna Sabalenka, right, of Belarus played a backhand return to Storm Sanders of Australia during their first round match on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, on Tuesday.
Photo: Hamish Blair/AP


TONGA — Eruption and destruction: This combination of satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on April 10, 2021, top, on January 6, 2022, middle, and January 18, 2022, showing what’s left after the January 15 eruption.
Photo: Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP


PERU — Oil spill: Oil from a spill covered the shore at Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, on Monday. Unusually high waves that authorities attributed to the eruption of the undersea volcano in Tonga caused the spill on the Peruvian Pacific coast as a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on Sunday.
Photo: Martin Mejia/AP


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UNITED KINGDOM — Full moon: A plane flew in front of the first full moon of 2022, in London, on Monday.
Photo: Aaron Chown/PA via AP


CHINA — Playtime: A child played with a red scarf near a decoration for the Beijing Winter Olympics on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, on Tuesday. China locked down parts of Beijing’s Haidian district following the detection of three coronavirus cases, just weeks before the capital is to host the Winter Olympic Games.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


SPAIN — Animal blessings: A priest anointed dogs at a church during the feast of Saint Anthony, Spain’s patron saint of animals, in Barcelona, on Monday. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their animals to churches to be blessed.
Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


CAMEROON — Defense: Cape Verde’s Dylan Tavares, right, defended against Cameroon’s Collins Fai, during the African Cup of Nations 2022 group A soccer match between Cape Verde and Cameron at the Olembe stadium in Yaounde, on Monday.
Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP


CANADA — Snow cat: A cat played in the snow during a huge winter storm in Mississauga, Ontario, on Monday.
Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP


GERMANY — Accident: Two firefighters looked at damaged cars after a car crashed into a gas station on a highway in Langen-Bergheim near Frankfurt, on Monday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP

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