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Our world in photos: April 27

April 27, 2022 Michaela Keil
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JAPAN — Streamers: People took pictures of Koinobori, colorful carp streamers, on display at the base of Tokyo Tower on Wednesday, in Tokyo. Koinobori are traditionally flown to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5.
Photo: Kiichiro Sato/AP


GEORGIA — Fly ball: Chicago Cubs center fielder Michael Hermosillo (32) caught a fly ball hit by Atlanta Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud (16) in the sixth inning of a baseball game, on Tuesday, in Atlanta.
Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP


UKRAINE — Repairs: Ukrainian servicemen installed a machine gun on the tank during the repair works after fighting against Russian forces in Donetsk region, on Wednesday.
Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP


CHINA — Waiting: A hostess wearing a face mask waited for customers at the entrance of a restaurant in Beijing, on Wednesday. Beijing is in the middle of mass testing millions of residents after cases were discovered over the weekend. The city reported over 30 new cases Wednesday, several of which were asymptomatic.
Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP


NETHERLANDS — King’s Day: Orange-clad people celebrated King’s Day in Amsterdam on Wednesday. After two years of celebrations muted by coronavirus lockdowns, the Netherlands marked the 55th anniversary of King Willem-Alexander of the House of Orange with street parties, music festivals, and a national poll showing trust in the monarch ebbing away.
Photo: Peter Dejong/AP


FRANCE — Oldest person: Sister Andre sat at the Sainte Catherine Laboure care home in Toulon, on Wednesday. With the death of Kane Tanaka at age 119, the world’s oldest human is now Lucile Randon, a French nun known as Sister Andre, aged 118, according to The Gerontology Research Group.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP


INDIA — Landfill fire: A ragpicker looked for reusable items while a fire raged at the Bhalswa landfill in New Delhi, on Wednesday. The landfill that covered an area bigger than 50 football fields, with a pile taller than a 17-story building, caught fire on Tuesday evening, turning into a smoldering heap that blazed well into the night. India’s capital, in the midst of a record-shattering heat wave, was enveloped in thick acrid smoke.
Photo: Manish Swarup/AP


FRANCE — Market meeting: Newly reelected French President Emmanuel Macron reacted as he met residents and vendors at the Saint-Christophe market square in Cergy, on Wednesday.
Photo: Benoit Tessier/Pool via AP


GERMANY — Serve: Alexander Zverev of Germany served the ball during his first round match against Holger Rune of Denmark at the Tennis ATP tournament in Munich, on Wednesday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

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