Our world in photos: July 29

July 29, 2022 Michaela Keil
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SWITZERLAND — Blanketed glaciers: Hikers walked in front of snow from the last winter season covered with blankets to prevent it from melting due to global warming on the Scex Rouge Glacier and Tsanfleuron Glacier, at the “Glacier 3000” alpine resort, above Les Diablerets, on Thursday. The Swiss Glacier Monitoring Switzerland (GLAMOS), feared that a repetition of temperature rises like this year will accelerate the melting of glaciers, especially in Switzerland.
Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP


KENTUCKY — Rising tide: Bonnie Combs, right, hugged her 10-year-old granddaughter Adelynn Bowling, while they watched as her property became covered by the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, on Thursday. Flash flooding and mudslides were reported across the mountainous region of eastern Kentucky.
Photo: Timothy D. Easley/AP


VENEZUELA — Mural: A mural mixing revolutionary and religious iconography covered a wall in the 23 de Enero neighborhood of Caracas, on Thursday.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP


HONG KONG — Cosplay: A participant wearing his cosplay featuring a character from an animation got his government contact tracing QR code in the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 mobile app scanned at Ani-Com and Games exhibition on Friday.
Photo: Kin Cheung/AP


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UNITED KINGDOM — Butterfly: Zaneta Alvaranga of Jamaica competed in the Women’s 100m Butterfly heat during the swimming at the Commonwealth Games in Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, on Friday.
Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP


SRI LANKA — Snacks: A vendor sold snacks at the Galle sea face promenade near the ongoing protest site in Colombo, on Friday.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


MISSOURI — Flooding: St. Louis firefighters checked on a car stalled out in chest-deep water flood water on Goodfellow Boulevard during a thunderstorm on Thursday, in St, Louis.
Photo: David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP


UKRAINE — Fishing: A fisherman sat along the water’s edge as smoke rose after Russian forces launched a missile attack on a military unit in the Vyshhorod district on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Thursday.
Photo: David Goldman/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Commonwealth Games: Fireworks exploded during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, on Thursday.
Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

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