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Our world in photos: July 21
July 21, 2022 Michaela Keil
ROMANIA — Heat: A couple hugged near a city fountain at sunset in Bucharest, on Wednesday. A severe heatwave was forecasted across the country. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP
FRANCE — Applause:
A spectator applauded as riders passed during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 89.2 miles, starting in Lourdes and finishing in Hautacam, on Thursday.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP
OREGON — High jump:
Elena Vallortigara, of Italy, competed during the women’s high jump final at the World Athletics Championships on Tuesday, in Eugene.
Photo: Gregory Bull/AP
BRAZIL — Police raid:
A resident comforted a wounded man as he was placed in the back of a truck after a police operation that resulted in multiple deaths, in the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday. Police said, in a statement that the raid was targeting a criminal group that stole vehicles, cargo and banks, as well as invaded nearby neighborhoods.
Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP
GREECE — Wildfires:
A firefighter tried to extinguish the flames next to motorcycles during a wildfire near Megara, on Wednesday. The new fire broke out in the hills outside the town of Megara, prompting a new, but more limited, round of evacuations.
Photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP
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ITALY — Ponte Vecchio:
A couple kissed on the Ponte Coperto (Covered bridge), also known as Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), a brick and stone arch bridge over the Ticino River, in Pavia, on Wednesday.
Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP
GERMANY — Harvest:
A farmer harvested his field in front of the Brocken Harz mountain near Wernigerode, on Thursday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP
HONG KONG — Mourning:
A visitor takes a photo to mourn the death of the Chinese Giant panda An An at the Ocean Park on Thursday. The oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity died at age 35 at the Hong Kong theme park after his health deteriorated.
Photo: Kin Cheung/AP
CHINA — Practice:
Residents practiced with fans underneath a bridge to avoid the hot sun in Beijing, on Thursday.
Photo: Andy Wong/AP
ILLINOIS — Cooling off:
A man jumped into Lake Michigan to cool off on Wednesday, with the Chicago skyline in the background.
Photo: Kiichiro Sato/AP
PUERTO RICO — Protest:
A couple of residents of old San Juan waved the Puerto Rico flag as they greeted people during a protest against the LUMA Energy company in San Juan, on Wednesday.
Photo: Alejandro Granadillo/AP
SRI LANKA — Elections:
Protesters in their tent watched a telecast of proceedings of the election in Parliament in Colombo, on Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s Parliament was voting by secret ballot on Wednesday for a new president to lead the country out of a deep political, economic and humanitarian crisis.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP
OREGON — Fall:
Alice Finot, of France, fell in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase final at the World Athletics Championships on Wednesday, in Eugene.
Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP
FLORIDA — Signed:
Robert Lewandowski wore his new FC Barcelona soccer jersey, on Wednesday, in Fort Lauderdale.
Photo: Marta Lavandier/AP
UNITED KINGDOM — Premiere:
Brad Pitt posed for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film “Bullet Train” in London, on Wednesday.
Photo: Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP/AP
COLOMBIA — Independence Day:
Colombian veterans of the Korean War saluted during an Independence Day parade marking their independence from Spanish colonization, in Bogota, on Wednesday. Colombia was the only country in Latin America to send troops to the Korean War.
Photo: Ivan Valencia/AP
COLOMBIA — Bicycle kick:
Chile’s Yenny Acuna did a bicycle kick during a Women’s Copa America soccer match against Colombia in Armenia, on Wednesday.
Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP
CALIFORNIA — Comic-Con:
Jenn Brown of CFX (Composite Effects) adjusted a silicone mask based on Pinhead from the movie franchise “Hellraiser” in their stall during Preview Night at the 2022 Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center, on Wednesday, in San Diego.
Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP
ITALY — Parliament address:
Italian Premier Mario Draghi waved to lawmakers at the end of his address at the Parliament in Rome, on Thursday. Premier Mario Draghi’s national unity government headed for collapse on Thursday after key coalition allies boycotted a confidence vote, signaling the likelihood of early elections and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP
NORTH KOREA — Anniversary:
Citizens visited the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, which the country celebrated as the day of “victory in the fatherland liberation war,” on Thursday.
Photo: Cha Song Ho/AP
INDONESIA — Battle for the ball:
Australia’s Thon Maker, center, battled for the ball against Japan’s Kai Toews, right, and Takuma Sato during their quarterfinal match at FIBA Asia Cup 2022 basketball tournament in Jakarta, on Thursday.
Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP
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