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Our world in photos: July 12

July 12, 2022 Michaela Keil
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CALIFORNIA — Fire retardant: A plane dropped fire retardant on the Washburn Fire as it burned near the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias and the south entrance of Yosemite National Park, on Monday.
Photo: Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP


MEXICO — Battle for the ball: Canada’s Vanessa Gilles (14) and Costa Rica’s Maria Paula Coto fought for the ball during a CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer match in Monterrey, on Monday.
Photo: Fernando Llano/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Houses of Parliament: A man took a picture of the Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, framed by an underpass arch on the south bank of the River Thames, in London, on Monday. Candidates to replace Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister were scattering tax-cutting promises to their Conservative Party electorate, as party officials prepared Monday to quickly narrow the crowded field of more than ten candidates.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


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NEW YORK — Manhattanhenge: People photographed the Manhattanhenge sunset from East 42nd Street, on Monday, in New York.
Photo: Julia Nikhinson/AP


CHINA — Foggy: A woman wearing a face mask looked through a fogged-up window on a public bus during a rainy morning in the central business district in Beijing, on Tuesday.
Photo: Mark Schiefelbein/AP


MISSOURI — Emptying the cooler: Kansas City Royals’ Bobby Witt Jr. was doused by MJ Melendez after the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on Monday, in Kansas City. The Royals won 7-3.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP


UKRAINE — Attack: Rescue workers looked through the window of a destroyed house after a Russian attack in a residential neighborhood in downtown Kharkiv, on Monday. The top official in the Kharkiv region said on Monday that Russian forces launched three missile strikes on the city targeting a school, a residential building, and warehouse facilities.
Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Winner: Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina kissed the trophy as she celebrated after beating Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur to win the final of the women’s singles on day thirteen of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, on Saturday.
Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP


FLORIDA — Anniversary: Fifi Pérez Echemendía, center, sang the Cuban national anthem during a news conference at the Brigade 2506 Bay of Pigs Museum and Library on Monday, in Miami. The news conference was held on the one-year anniversary of the July 11 protests, which saw the largest anti-government demonstrations in Cuba in several decades.
Photo: Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP


JAPAN — Funeral: The vehicle carrying the body of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Zojoji temple after his funeral in Tokyo on Tuesday. Abe was assassinated Friday while campaigning in Nara, western Japan.
Photo: Hiro Komae/AP


SRI LANKA — Gas: People carried gas cylinders after they bought them at a distribution center, in Colombo, on Tuesday. A political vacuum continued in Sri Lanka with opposition leaders yet to agree on who should replace its roundly rejected leaders.
Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/AP


ISRAEL — Flying flags: With the Dome of the Rock shrine in the background, U.S. flags flew ahead of a visit by President Joe Biden, in Jerusalem, on Tuesday. Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday for a three-day visit, his first as president. He will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders before continuing to Saudi Arabia.
Photo: Mahmoud Illean/AP

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