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Our world in photos: January 21

January 21, 2022 Michaela Keil
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SOUTH KOREA — Protest: South Korean Buddhist monks participated in a rally at the Jogye temple in Seoul, on Friday. Thousands of Buddhist monks gathered to protest alleged religious discrimination by the South Korean government.
Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP


SPAIN — Empty classroom: Interim elementary school teacher Marta Til, 33, worked in her empty classroom where all her 26 students were confined due to a coronavirus infection in a public school in Barcelona, on Friday. On Friday, Spanish authorities said that nearly 25,000, or 4.3 percent of the country’s teachers were on medical leave and that over 260,000 of 8.2 million students had been told to isolate since classes resumed in the new year.
Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP


TEXAS — Protection: Several young citrus trees were covered with cloth mesh and a water drip system to protect them from cold weather on Thursday, in Hargill.
Photo: Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP


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CANADA — Kitesurfing: Alex Tegzes was silhouetted as he got airborne while kitesurfing at sunset on the waters off Iona Beach Regional Park, in Richmond, British Columbia, on Thursday.
Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP


URUGUAY — Carnival parade: A “murga” group performed during the inaugural carnival parade in Montevideo, on Thursday. Performers in different categories attended the parade for a limited audience in Rodo Park, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of the traditional one on the capital city’s main avenue.
Photo: Matilde Campodonico/AP


AUSTRALIA — Serve: Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia served to Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, on Friday.
Photo: Andy Brownbill/AP


INDIA — Heading to market: A woman carried a load of blankets on her head at a market in Jammu, on Friday.
Photo: Channi Anand/AP

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