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Our world in photos: February 15

February 15, 2022 Michaela Keil
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CHINA — Figure skating: Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competed in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Tuesday, in Beijing.
Photo: David J. Phillip/AP


KANSAS — Dunk: Kansas guard Christian Braun (2) dunked the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State on Monday, in Lawrence.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


CHINA — Jump: Corinne Suter, of Switzerland, made a jump during the women’s downhill at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Tuesday, in the Yanqing district of Beijing.
Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/AP


SRI LANKA — Navam Perahera: A decorated elephant waited to take part in a procession during Navam Perahera, an annual Buddhist temple festival, in Colombo, on Tuesday. Buddhist monks, dancers, musicians, and others participated in the festivities at the famous Gangaramaya temple.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


VENEZUELA — Newlyweds: A newlywed couple celebrated during a wedding ceremony in Altamira square in Caracas, on Monday. The wedding was part of a ceremony for 10 couples organized by the City Hall of the Chacao Municipality in the East of Caracas on Valentine’s Day.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP


CHINA — Big air: Anna Gasser of Austria competed during the women’s snowboard big air finals of the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Tuesday, in Beijing.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP


CHINA — Score: China’s Jian An (Cory Kane), front left, was congratulated after scoring a goal against Canada during a men’s qualification round hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Tuesday, in Beijing.
Photo: Matt Slocum/AP


CANADA — Emergencies Act: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau removed his mask as he arrived at a news conference to announce that the Emergencies Act would be invoked to deal with protests, on Monday, in Ottawa. Trudeau said he invoked the act to bring to an end anti-government blockades he describes as illegal.
Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP


UKRAINE — Tensions: A Ukrainian serviceman fired an NLAW anti-tank weapon during an exercise in the Joint Forces Operation, in the Donetsk region, on Tuesday. While the U.S. warned that Russia could invade Ukraine any day, the drumbeat of war is all but unheard in Moscow, where pundits and ordinary people alike don’t expect President Vladimir Putin to launch an attack on its ex-Soviet neighbor.
Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP


BRAZIL — Rio Open: Carlos Alcaraz of Spain returned the ball to Jaume Munar of Spain during a match of the Rio Open tennis tournament in Rio de Janeiro, on Monday.
Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP


NORTH CAROLINA — Troops: Paratroopers from Fort Bragg’s 82nd Airborne Division prepared to board a plane from Fort Bragg on Monday. They were among the soldiers that the Department of Defense sent in a demonstration of American commitment to NATO allies worried at the prospect of Russia invading Ukraine.
Photo: Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

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