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Our world in photos: August 8

August 8, 2022 Michaela Keil
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CHILE — Celebration: Dancers perform in a celebration marking Bolivia’s Independence Day, in downtown Santiago, on Saturday. Bolivian nationals living in Chile marked the 197th anniversary of their independence from Spain.
Photo: Esteban Felix/AP


COLOMBIA — Banana bike: Yorbin Valle transported a crate of bananas on a bike as he crossed through illegal trails, or “trochas,” in the La Parada neighborhood, near the border with Venezuela, in Cucuta, on Saturday. The borders are gradually reopening after the two nations restored diplomatic ties when Colombia’s new president was sworn in on Aug. 7, according to an announcement in late July.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Finish line: Team Canada’s Kyra Constantine, left, and Team England’s Jessie Knight crossed the finish line of the Women’s 4 x 400 meters relay during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, on Sunday. England crossed ahead but was later disqualified and Canada took the gold medal.
Photo: Manish Swarup/AP


GERMANY — Sunrise: The sun rose over the Baltic Sea and a pier with a tea house in Timmendorfer Strand, on Sunday.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP


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NEPAL — Bol Bom pilgrimage: Hindu devotees collect water from the Bagmati river during the Bol Bom pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, on Monday. During this pilgrimage, devotees collect water from the Bagmati river and walk miles barefooted before offering the same at the Pashupatinath Shiva temple in Kathmandu.
Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Götheborg: A replica of the Swedish East India Company ship, Götheborg, of Sweden, sailed down the River Thames and toward Tower Bridge in London, on Monday. The Götheborg was a replica of a ship that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745.
Photo: Tony Hicks/AP


ITALY — Migrants: Migrants, mostly from Tunisia, rested on board an Italian coast guard ship after being rescued southwest of the Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean sea, on Saturday.
Photo: Francisco Seco/AP


CUBA — Oil fire: A huge plume of smoke rose from the Matanzas Supertanker Base, as firefighters worked to quell a blaze that began during a thunderstorm the night before, in Matanzas, on Saturday. Cuban authorities said lightning struck a crude oil storage tank at the base, causing a fire that led to four explosions that injured more than 50 people.
Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP


KENYA — Election: A policeman guarded ballot boxes and election materials as they sat ready to be distributed to polling stations, at a counting center in Nairobi, on Monday. Kenya votes Tuesday in an election that will bring East Africa’s economic hub a new president after a decade.
Photo: Ben Curtis/AP


ISRAEL — Ceasefire: Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system fired to intercept rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel just before a cease-fire between Palestinian and Israeli militants took effect in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that has killed dozens of Palestinians, in Ashkelon, on Sunday. Egyptian officials had worked to bring the sides to an agreement after the flare-up of fighting that saw Israeli aircraft pound targets in Gaza and militants fire hundreds of rockets that reached deep into Israel.
Photo: Tsafrir Abayov/AP


CALIFORNIA — Drills: On Saturday, Los Angeles Rams running back A.J. Rose (24) participated in drills at the NFL football team’s practice facility in Irvine.
Photo: Ashley Landis/AP


UKRAINE — Damage: A bicyclist and a stray dog moved past a damaged apartment building from a May rocket attack in Sloviansk, on Saturday. The echo of artillery shells thundering in the distance mingled with the din of people gathered around Sloviansk’s public water pumps, piercing the uneasy quiet that smothers the nearly deserted streets.
Photo: David Goldman/AP


COLOMBIA — Oath of office: Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro, left, embraced Vice-President Francia Marquez after taking her oath of office in Bogota, on Sunday. Behind them and to the left was Congress President Roy Barreras.
Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP


INDIA — Independence: Students walked carrying a 1551-foot-long Indian flag as they marked 75 years of India’s Independence from British colonial rule, in Ahmedabad, on Monday.
Photo: Ajit Solanki/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Winners: Australian players celebrated their win in the women’s cricket T20 final match against India at Edgbaston at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, on Sunday.
Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP

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