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Our world in photos: May 5

May 5, 2022 Michaela Keil
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UNITED KINGDOM — Voting: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson waved at the media as he left with his dog Dilyn after voting at a polling station in London, for local council elections, on Thursday.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP

 

GERMANY — Passion Play: Frederik Mayet, playing Jesus, performed with laymen during the rehearsal of the 42nd Passion Play in Oberammergau, on Wednesday. More than 1800 citizens of this Bavarian village participated in the century-old play of the suffering of Christ, staged every ten years and dating back to 1634. The village had taken a vow then to escape the plague that had threatened the population.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

 

ARGENTINA — Battle for the ball: Victor Hugo of Brazil’s Flamengo, right, and Angelo Martino of Argentina’s Talleres battled for the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Cordoba, on Wednesday.
Photo: Nicolas Aguilera/AP

 

CANADA — Checked: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner (16) was hit by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series on Wednesday, in Toronto.
Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

 

CHINA — Testing: A worker swabbed a woman’s throat for a COVID-19 test on the third consecutive day of mass coronavirus testing in Beijing, on Thursday. Hong Kong on Thursday reopened beaches and pools in a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, while China’s capital Beijing began easing quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas.
Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

 

ARIZONA — Blocked: Dallas Mavericks’ guard Jalen Brunson (13) was blocked by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) as he drove to the basket during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series on Wednesday, in Phoenix.
Photo: Matt York/AP

 

TEXAS — Reach: Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens, left, reached for the ball as Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman scored during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, in Houston.
Photo: David J. Phillip/AP

 

VATICAN CITY — Wheeled in: Pope Francis arrived in a wheelchair to attend an audience with nuns and religious superiors in the Paul VI Hall at The Vatican with his aide Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, right, on Thursday. Pope Francis suffered from strained ligaments in his right knee.
Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

 

BELARUS — Interview: Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko listened to questions during an interview with The Associated Press at the Independence Palace in Minsk, on Thursday.
Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP


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