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Our world in photos: January 25

January 25, 2022 Michaela Keil
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TURKEY — Snowball fight: People threw snowballs at each other in a snow-covered park in Istanbul, on Monday. A severe snowstorm disrupted road and air traffic on Monday in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul, while snow blanketed most of Turkey and Greece, including several Aegean islands.
Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


BURKINA FASO — Taking control: A Save Burkina Faso movement supporter held a Burkina Faso flag after it was announced that Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba took the reins of the country in Ouagadougou on Monday. More than a dozen mutinous soldiers declared on state television on Monday that a military junta now controls Burkina Faso after they detained the democratically elected president following a day of gun battles in the capital.
Photo: Sophie Garcia/AP


FRANCE — Runway: Models wore creations for the Stephane Rolland Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris, on Tuesday.
Photo: Francois Mori/AP


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CHINA — Testing: A medical worker swabbed at a coronavirus test site in Xichen District in Beijing, on Tuesday. Hong Kong suspended many overseas flights and required arrivals to be quarantined, similar to mainland China’s “zero-tolerance” approach to the virus that placed millions under lockdowns with rigorous case tracing and mass testing.
Photo: Andy Wong/AP


ITALY — Rescue: Migrants were rescued off the coast of Lampedusa on Tuesday. Seven migrants died and some 280 were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard after they were discovered in a packed wooden boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Photo: Pau de la Calle/AP


SOUTH CAROLINA — Team spirit: South Carolina guard Destiny Littleton (11) and South Carolina forward Victaria Saxton (5) cheered on their teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt, on Monday, in Columbia. South Carolina won 85-30.
Photo: Sean Rayford/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Factory farming protest: Activists held up their hands painted with fake blood as they took part in a protest to demand an end to factory farming, outside the High Court in London, on Tuesday. The protest was held ahead of an interim hearing taking place Tuesday afternoon to seek a longer detailed hearing to present arguments for a judicial review into the British government’s approach to factory farming. Campaigners want factory farming scrapped to protect people from disease and future pandemics, and to protect animals from cruelty.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


SOUTH KOREA — Shaved heads: Small business owners had their heads shaved during a rally against the government’s social distancing rules near the National Assembly in Seoul, on Tuesday. South Korea recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time Tuesday as health authorities reshape the country’s pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. The banner reads: “COVID-19 damage compensation.”
Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP


RUSSIA — Military drills: In this photo, provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, a Russian soldier attended a military exercise at the Golovenki training ground in the Moscow region.
Photo: Alexei Ivanov/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

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