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Our world in photos: February 3

February 3, 2022 Michaela Keil
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CHINA — Torch relay: Wu Jingyu, China’s Taekwondo Olympic Champion, posed with a kick before taking part in the torch relay for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the Badaling Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing, on Thursday.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


MARYLAND — Funeral procession: A fire engine carried the casket of Baltimore Fire EMT/firefighter Kenny Lacayo during a procession following a funeral service for him, Lt. Paul Butrim, and firefighter/paramedic Kelsey Sadler, on Wednesday, in Baltimore. The three fire officials died while responding to a vacant row home fire. A fourth firefighter was injured during the blaze.
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP


CANADA — Truckers protest: The last truck blocking the southbound lane moved after a breakthrough resolved the impasse where anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators blocked the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alberta, on Wednesday.
Photo: Jeff McIntosh /The Canadian Press via AP


SYRIA — Military raid: People inspected a destroyed house following an operation by the U.S. military in the Syrian village of Atmeh, in Idlib province, on Thursday. U.S. special operations forces conducted a large-scale counterterrorism raid in northwestern Syria overnight on Thursday, in what the Pentagon said was a “successful mission.” Residents and activists reported multiple deaths including civilians from the attack.
Photo: Ghaith Alsayed/AP


INDIA — Elections: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, left, and Congress party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, right, on a vehicle, waved at each other while campaigning for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections in Bulandshahar, on Thursday.
Photo: Shantanu Biswas/AP


ILLINOIS — Snowy field: Men played football on a soccer field in Chicago’s Lincoln Park on Wednesday. A major winter storm with millions of Americans in its path brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow to the middle section of the United States as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, governors urged residents to stay off roads, and schools closed campuses.
Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP


NEW YORK — Trial: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrived at Federal court, on Thursday, in New York. Palin was due back in a New York City courtroom more than a week after her libel trial against The New York Times was postponed because she tested positive for COVID-19.
Photo: John Minchillo/AP

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