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Our world in photos: June 21

June 21, 2022 Michaela Keil
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BRAZIL — Seahorses: Biologist Gabriela Santos showed seahorses she collected from the water off Urca beach as part of the Rio de Janeiro seahorse project run by the Santa Ursula University, in Rio de Janeiro, on Monday. According to project leaders, there has been an increase in the seahorse population in recent years in Guanabara Bay since the 2014 nationwide ban of their capture and sale to aquarium hobbyists, despite them being sensitive to polluted water. The seahorses are returned to sea after a few weeks.
Photo: Bruna Prado/AP


BANGLADESH — Floods: A house was marooned by flood waters in Sylhet, on Monday. Floods in Bangladesh continued to wreak havoc on Monday as authorities struggled to ferry drinking water and dry food to flood shelters across the country’s vast northern and northeastern regions.
Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu/AP


INDIA — Protest: A protester runs after hearing gunshots at Secunderabad railroad station in Hyderabad, on Friday. Hundreds of angry youths gave vent to their ire by burning train coaches, vandalizing railroad property, and blocking rail tracks as a backlash continued for a second straight day against a new short-term government recruitment scheme for the military.
Photo: Mahesh Kumar A/AP


UKRAINE — Rocket trail: People enjoyed a sunny day by the lake in a city park as a rocket trail was seen in the sky above them in Bakhmut, on Sunday.
Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP


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PAKISTAN — Oxen race: A Pakistani man controlled two oxen on Saturday during a race on the outskirts of Haripur. During the race, bulls ran in a pair, yoked together with heavy wooden frames called “joots,” — the jockey rode behind on a metal or wooden tray attached to the yoke by a rope.
Photo: Muhammad Sajjad/AP


FRANCE — Heatwave: A man walked in the water as the sun rose above the Miribel lake, outside Lyon, on Saturday. A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea gave much of western Europe its first heat wave of the summer.
Photo: Laurent Cipriani/AP


MEXICO — Pride: A woman, her lips painted with rainbow colors, attended the 2nd annual Lencha March, “Lencha” being a term widely used as a synonym for lesbians, in celebration of Pride Month, in Mexico City, on Saturday.
Photo: Fernando Llano/AP


INDONESIA — Kuningan festival: Young female dancers stood by for their performance during the Kuningan festival at Sakenan temple in Bali, on Saturday. Kuningan marked the last day of Galungan celebrations, one of Balinese Hinduism’s biggest religious ceremonies.
Photo: Firdia Lisnawati/AP


GUATEMALA — Dance of the Deer: Dancers performed The Dance of the Deer during the Corpus Christi celebration in the Kaqchikel Indigenous town of Patzun, on Sunday.
Photo: Moises Castillo/AP


INDONESIA — Dive: Japan’s Yuta Watanabe dove to return the shuttlecock while his pair Arisa Higashino looked on as they competed against South Korea’s Seo Sung-jae and Chae Yu-jung during their mixed doubles semifinal match at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament at Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, on Saturday.
Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP


COLOMBIA — Election loss: A supporter of presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernandez, with the Anti-corruption Governors League, cried in Bucaramanga after her candidate lost a presidential runoff election to former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro on Sunday.
Photo: Ivan Valencia/AP


SPAIN — Wildfire: Firefighters worked in front of flames during a wildfire in the Sierra de la Culebra in the Zamora Province on Saturday. Thousands of hectares of wooded hill land in northwestern Spain were burnt by a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages. Officials said the blaze in the Sierra de Culebra mountain range started Wednesday during a dry electric storm.
Photo: Emilio Fraile/Europa Press via AP


MASSACHUSETTS — Watch the shot: Will Zalatoris watched his shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, on Saturday, in Brookline.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


CHINA — Scootering around: Women wearing face masks sat on a scooter near a poster promoting the “China Dream” in Beijing, on Monday.
Photo: Andy Wong/AP

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