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Our world in photos: January 19

January 19, 2022 Michaela Keil
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VENEZUELA — Economy: A woman walked in front of signs displaying prices of products in US dollars, outside a grocery store in Caracas, on Tuesday. According to Venezuela’s central bank, the South American country came out of a four-year cycle of hyperinflation, but inflation still remains the highest in the world, and prices are continuing to rise uncontrollably.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


ETHIOPIA — Timkat: Ethiopian Orthodox Christians were sprayed with water in a ceremony to celebrate the second day of the festival of Timkat, or Epiphany, in the capital Addis Ababa, on Wednesday. The annual festival celebrated the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan.
Photo: AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Anticipation: Philadelphia Flyers’ Carter Hart waited outside the locker room before an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, on Tuesday, in Philadelphia.
Photo: Matt Slocum/AP


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KANSAS — Sunset: A man walked along a pier at sunset at Shawnee Mission Lake, on Tuesday, in Shawnee.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


GERMANY — Circumnavigator: Belgium-British teenage pilot Zara Rutherford smiled after she landed with her Shark ultralight plane at the Egelsbach airport in Frankfurt, on Wednesday. At the age of 19, she is set to land her single-seater Shark sport aircraft in Kortrijk, Belgium, on Monday, more than 150 days after setting out to become the youngest woman to circumnavigate the world solo.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP


LEBANON — Warming up: A displaced Syrian family warmed themselves around a fire at a refugee camp in the southern port city of Sidon, on Wednesday. A snowstorm in the Middle East left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive. Some burned old clothes, plastic, and other hazardous materials to keep warm as temperatures plummeted and poverty soared.
Photo: Mohammed Zaatari/AP


HONG KONG — Released: An exterior view of Shek Pik Prison was seen on Wednesday. Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, who coined the now-banned slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Times,” was released from prison on Wednesday after spending four years behind bars for a 2016 protest.
Photo: Kin Cheung/AP

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