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Our world in photos: August 9

August 9, 2022 Michaela Keil
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UNITED KINGDOM — Sunburned: A man walked along a road through dry and sunburnt grass in Greenwich Park in London, on Tuesday. Britain braced for another heatwave that will last longer than July’s record-breaking hot spell.
Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


ITALY — Door of Europe: People walked next to the “Door of Europe” monument as the sun set in the Mediterranean Sea on Lampedusa island, on Sunday. The monument is a memorial to migrants who have died while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Europe.
Photo: Francisco Seco/AP


KASHMIR — Procession: Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shouted religious slogans as they participated in a Muharram procession on wooden boats in the interiors of Dal lake, on Monday. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.
Photo: Dar Yasin/AP


JAPAN — Sunflower fields: Visitors posed for a selfie in a sunflower field in Hokuto city, on Tuesday. The city, known for its longest hours of sunshine per year in Japan, draws a lot of tourists during its sunflower summer festival.
Photo: Shuji Kajiyama/AP


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CONNECTICUT — Primaries: A bicyclist rode past a barn with a political banner on it as the sun rose on primary election day, on Tuesday, in Suffield. Suffield was one of several small towns in Connecticut where control was flipped from Democrats to Republicans in 2021 municipal races.
Photo: Jessica Hill/AP


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


UNITED KINGDOM — Closing ceremonies: Fireworks illuminated the sky during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, on Monday.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


KENYA — Election: People lined up to cast their vote in Kenya’s general election in Eldoret, on Tuesday. Kenyans voted between opposition leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta after a decade in power.
Photo: Brian Inganga/AP


BOLIVIA — Protest: A woman ran away from tear gas fired by the police during the fourth day of clashes near the coca market in La Paz, on Monday. Anti-government coca farmers were protesting against a parallel coca leaf market.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


CUBA — Oil fire: Flames and smoke rose from the Matanzas Supertanker Base as firefighters worked to quell the blaze which began during a thunderstorm in Matanzas, on Monday. Cuban authorities said lightning struck a crude oil storage tank at the base, sparking a fire that sparked four explosions.
Photo: Ismael Francisco/AP


NETHERLANDS — Drought: People took a stroll in the river bed of the Waal as water levels dropped because of drought in Nijmegen, on Tuesday. In parts of the country, a ban on daytime irrigation of agricultural land has been issued because of extreme drought.
Photo: Peter Dejong/AP

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