Our world in photos: August 5

August 5, 2022 Michaela Keil
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SWITZERLAND — Rhine Falls: A tourist vessel sailed in front of the Rhine Falls in Neuhausen, on Friday.
Photo: Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP


MISSOURI — Flood: Brayden Bannister, 10, of Bourbon searched for lost items in his grandmother’s flooded backyard on Thursday, along Romaine Creek Road near Hwy. 141 in Jefferson County. Heavy overnight rainfall caused flash flooding in the area.
Photo: Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — Mourning: Mourners gathered in Goma on Friday for the funeral ceremony of residents who died during protests against the United Nations mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo’s government reassessed the presence of United Nations peacekeepers after protests against the force in the country’s east killed at least 36 people.
Photo: Moses Sawasawa/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Hurdles: Tobi Amusan, right, of Nigeria led the field in her heat of the women’s 100 meters hurdles during the athletics in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, on Friday.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


UKRAINE — Leaving port: The ship Navi-Star, which sat full of corn, left the port in Odesa, on Friday. Ukraine is a major global grain supplier but the war had blocked most exports, so the July 22 deal aimed to ease food security around the globe. World food prices have been soaring in a crisis blamed on the war, supply chain problems, and COVID-19.
Photo: Nina Lyashonok/AP


SRI LANKA — Vacating: Protesters shared a light moment before vacating a days-long protest camp outside the president’s office in Colombo, on Friday.
Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP


KENYA — Elections: A woman walked past an electoral mural calling for peace, in the low-income Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, on Thursday. Kenya is due to hold its general election on Tuesday, Aug. 9 as East Africa’s economic hub chooses a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Photo: Brian Inganga/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal charges: Attorney General Merrick Garland with Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division, spoke during a news conference at the Department of Justice on Thursday. The Justice Department announced civil rights charges on Thursday against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting contributed to the racial justice protests that rocked the U.S. in the spring and summer of 2020.
Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP


LEBANON — Smoke: Smoke and dust-covered partially collapsed silos that were damaged during the August 2020 massive explosion in the port, in Beirut, on Thursday. A large section collapsed on Thursday as hundreds marched in Beirut to mark the second anniversary of the blast that killed scores.
Photo: Hussein Malla/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Catch: Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Bohm caught a foul ball by Washington Nationals’ Luis Garcia during the first inning of a baseball game, on Thursday, in Philadelphia.
Photo: Matt Rourke/AP


IRAQ — Protest: Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered during open-air Friday prayers at Grand Festivities Square within the Green Zone, in Baghdad, on Friday.
Photo: Anmar Khalil/AP

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