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Our world in photos: August 10

August 10, 2022 Michaela Keil
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FRANCE — Drought: A paddle boarder passed through a drying portion of the Verdon Gorge on Tuesday. France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year on Monday as the country faced what the government warned was its worst drought on record.
Photo: Daniel Cole/AP


CANADA — Point: Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, celebrated a point against Storm Sanders, of Australia, during women’s tennis action at the National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto, on Monday.
Photo: Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP


ITALY — Rescue operation: Migrants sailed a fiberglass boat as they were assisted by Spanish NGO Open Arms crew members during a rescue operation south of the Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean sea, on Tuesday. Seven men were rescued by the Italian customs authorities.
Photo: Francisco Seco/AP


SERBIA — Wilted: Wilted sunflowers in a field near the village of Conoplja, on Tuesday. Drought in Serbia has led to forecasts for this year’s harvests being reduced.
Photo: Darko Vojinovic/AP


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HONG KONG — Typhoon: People wearing face masks, waited for a taxi in the rain outside the Lin Heung Tea House which is closed because of a COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, on Tuesday. The Hong Kong Observatory issued the number 3 typhoon warning signal in Hong Kong.
Photo: Kin Cheung/AP


COLOMBIA — Taxi: A porter ran behind a taxi carrying clients to Colombia’s border with Venezuela in hopes of getting hired by the passengers to help carry their belongings across the border, which Venezuela partially closed seven years prior, in Cucuta, early on Monday. Colombia’s incoming foreign minister and his Venezuelan counterpart announced in late July that the border will gradually reopen after the two nations restore diplomatic ties.
Photo: Matias Delacroix/AP


LEBANON — Flags: Lebanese Shiite scouts of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group carried their group and Lebanese flags as they marched during the holy day of Ashoura which commemorates the 7th-century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein, in the southern suburb of Beirut, on Tuesday.
Photo: Hussein Malla/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Goal: Australia’s Flynn Ogilvie, left, celebrated as he scored his side’s seventh goal during the men’s final hockey match between Australia and India at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, on Monday.
Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP


GUATEMALA — Evidence: A prosecutor placed a stack of paper money that was evidence during a court hearing for journalist Jose Ruben Zamora on a charge of money laundering in Guatemala City, on Monday. Zamora, president of the newspaper El Periodico which is known for investigations uncovering corruption, was arrested at his home Friday by agents and police armed with assault rifles. Authorities also raided the paper’s printing presses.
Photo: Moises Castillo/AP


HUNGARY — No precipitation replenishment: People took photos on the southern tip of Margaret Island, which can be seen due to the low water level of the River Danube, in Budapest, on Tuesday. The water level of the River Danube dropped by five feet in three weeks near Budapest, while hydrological forecasts indicate that no precipitation replenishment is expected for the time being.
Photo: Anna Szilagyi/AP


VATICAN CITY — Pose: Pope Francis posed for a family picture with a group of Mexican pilgrims wearing traditional clothes during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, on Wednesday.
Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP


KENYA — Ballot boxes: An electoral worker stood near ballot boxes stored at a collection and tallying center in Nairobi, on Wednesday.
Photo: Ben Curtis/AP


GERMANY — Heat: The river Rhine had low water levels in Cologne, on Wednesday. The low water levels were threatening Germany’s industry as more and more ships were unable to traverse the key waterway. Severe drought will worsen in Europe in August as a hot and dry summer persists.
Photo: Martin Meissner/AP


PHILIPPINES — Funeral: Soldiers carried the flag-draped casket of the late former Philippine President Fidel Ramos during his state funeral at the Heroes’ Cemetery in Taguig, on Tuesday. Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral on Tuesday, hailed as an ex-general, who back then helped oust a dictatorship and became a defender of democracy and can-do reformist in his poverty-wracked Asian country.
Photo: Aaron Favila/AP


CHINA — Swabbed: A man pulled his mask down to get his routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, on Tuesday. Chinese authorities closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region.
Photo: Andy Wong/AP


BRAZIL — Quarter final: Fans of Brazil’s Flamengo cheered and lit flares as they waited for the start of a Copa Libertadores quarter-final second leg soccer match against Brazil’s Corinthians at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday.
Photo: Silvia Izquierdo/AP


SOUTH KOREA — Heavy rain: A part of a park along the Han River was flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, on Wednesday. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea’s greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads, and killed multiple people.
Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP


BRAZIL — Elections: Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spoke during a meeting with businessmen at the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paul (FIESP) in Sao Paulo, on Tuesday. Lula is running for reelection in Brazil’s general elections in October.
Photo: Andre Penner/AP

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