Our world in photos: January 24
GREECE — Snowfall: The city of Athens with the Parthenon temple atop the ancient Acropolis hill was covered with snow on Monday. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece was forecasted to continue through Tuesday, and even brought snowfall on some islands. Authorities warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways were passable only with snow chains.
Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
UNITED KINGDOM — Morning commute: Workers walked over London Bridge towards the City of London financial district during the morning commute, in London, on Monday. The British government asked people to return to working in offices starting Monday as they eased coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Matt Dunham/AP
CHINA — Outbreak: Children stood with relatives waiting to cross a traffic intersection in the Central Business District of Beijing, on Monday. A fresh outbreak in Beijing prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as Chinese officials on Monday lifted a month-long lockdown on the northern city of Xi’an. Photo: Andy Wong/AP
AUSTRALIA — Return shot: Daniil Medvedev of Russia made a forehand return to Maxime Cressy of the U.S. during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, on Monday. Photo: Hamish Blair/AP
UNITED KINGDOM — Trial: Julian Assange’s partner Stella Moris, spoke outside the High Court after a hearing in London, on Monday. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won the first stage of his effort to appeal a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to the U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. The High Court in London gave Assange permission to appeal the case to the U.K. Supreme Court. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP
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