Our world in photos: July 28

July 28, 2022 Michaela Keil
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KENTUCKY — Flooding: Home and structures were flooded near Quicksand, on Thursday. Heavy rains caused flash flooding and mudslides as storms pounded parts of central Appalachia. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said it’s some of the worst flooding in state history.
Photo: Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP


CANADA — Begging forgiveness: Indigenous people waited for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, on Monday, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis went on a “penitential” six-day visit to Canada to beg forgiveness from survivors of the country’s residential schools, where Catholic missionaries contributed to the cultural genocide of generations of Indigenous children by trying to stamp out their languages, cultures, and traditions.
Photo: Eric Gay/AP


CALIFORNIA — Bridge closure, again: Cars moved along the 6th Street Viaduct in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. The newest bridge in Los Angeles, a $588-million architectural marvel with views of the downtown skyline, opened to great fanfare on July 10. It has already been closed, to great dismay, several times since then amid chaos and collisions.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP


TURKEY — Sculpture: A hand sculpture was reflected in the water at the Byzantine-era Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, on Wednesday. The historical cistern, which is the biggest in Istanbul, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.
Photo: Emrah Gurel/AP


BRAZIL — Van Gogh: A guest danced in the Van Gogh Live 8K multimedia exhibition, featuring projections of paintings by Dutch artist Vincent Willem van Gogh, at the exhibit’s opening for the media and guests in Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday.
Photo: Bruna Prado/AP


MEXICO — Kick: Daniel Alves of Pumas kicked a ball during the warmup session prior to a Mexican soccer league match against Mazatlan in Mexico City, on Wednesday.
Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP


COLORADO — Doused: Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon, back, doused Elias Diaz, who drove in the tying and winning runs off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Kendall Graveman in the ninth inning of a baseball game, on Wednesday, in Denver.
Photo: David Zalubowski/AP


PERU — Independence Day: Supporters of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo called for the dissolution of Congress, where lawmakers have sought to remove him twice, as Castillo gave his annual address in Congress on Independence Day in Lima, on Thursday. Castillo gave his second State of the Nation address as the nation celebrated 201 years of independence.
Photo: Martin Mejia/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Throw: Philadelphia Phillies’ third baseman Alec Bohm threw to first after fielding a ground out by Atlanta Braves’ Michael Harris II during the eighth inning of a baseball game, on Wednesday, in Philadelphia.
Photo: Matt Slocum/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Goal: France’s Kadidiatou Diani celebrated her side’s first goal during the Women Euro 2022 semifinal soccer match between Germany and France at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, on Wednesday.
Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP


UKRAINE — Artillery: Ukrainian self-propelled artillery shot toward Russian forces at a frontline in the Kharkiv region, on Wednesday.
Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP


RUSSIA — Adoption of Christianity: In this handout photo released by Russian Orthodox Church Press Service, Russian Orthodox Church priests walked in Moscow, on Thursday, to attend a religion service in the Kremlin’s Assumption Cathedral marking the 1,034th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity by Prince Vladimir, the leader of Kyivan Rus, a loose federation of Slavic tribes that preceded the Russian state.
Photo: Igor Palkin/Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP


NORTH KOREA — Performance: People enjoyed a performance in the plaza of Pyongyang Grand Theater in Pyongyang, on Wednesday, on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. The country celebrated the anniversary of the war’s end as the day of “victory in the fatherland liberation war.”
Photo: Cha Song Ho/AP


BRAZIL — Elections: Towels featuring President Jair Bolsonaro, left, and former President Luiz Inacio da Silva, or Lula, hung for sale next to a chalkboard showing the vendor’s daily sales count of each presidential contender towel, ahead of elections in Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday. General elections are set for Oct. 2.
Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP


CANADA — Mass: Pope Francis presided over a mass at the National Shrine of Saint Anne de Beaupre, on Thursday, in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, Quebec.
Photo: John Locher/AP


COLOMBIA — Ceremony: Colombian National Police held photos of colleagues killed in the line of duty this year during a ceremony at the National Police Religious Center in Bogota, on Thursday. Thirty-six fallen officers were honored who police say were killed by criminal gangs.
Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Inflation: President Joe Biden spoke about “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday.
Photo: Susan Walsh/AP


NEW JERSEY — Training camp: New York Jets guard Mekhi Becton took part in drills at the NFL football team’s training camp in Florham Park, on Thursday.
Photo: Adam Hunger/AP


CALIFORNIA — Crash: Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Trayce Thompson crashed into the outfield wall after catching a line drive from Washington Nationals’ Luis Garcia during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, in Los Angeles.
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP


TEXAS — Salvaging: Rachel Ryan, 30, hugged her husband, Mitch Ryan, 45, while salvaging what they could after a fire burned through their neighborhood the day before, in Balch Springs, on Tuesday. Rachel Ryan said she was surprised by how much of their property survived the fire.
Photo: Elias Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP


PALESTINE — Mourning: Mourners took a last look at the body of Palestinian Rafiq Riyad Ghannam, 20, at the family house during his funeral in the West Bank village of Jaba, Jenin, on Wednesday. The Israeli military said it had shot and killed Ghannam during an arrest raid near the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on July 6, 2022. The Israeli army released Ghannam’s body to the family on Wednesday.
Photo: Nasser Nasser/AP

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