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Our world in photos: August 16

August 16, 2022 Michaela Keil
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INDIA — Lorry in the rain: A worker stood inside the back enclosure of a lorry as rain flowed down a mountain slope in Dharmsala, on Tuesday.
Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP


NEW YORK — Old swing bridge: The old and new bridges carrying four railroad tracks over Harlem River could be seen side by side as a train headed into New York’s Grand Central Terminal on the old swing bridge in Upper Manhattan, Aug. 16, 1955.
Photo: Robert Wands/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Parched: Parched grass surrounded the green artificial grass of a soccer pitch at St Nicholas’ Park in Warwick, on Monday. Droughts have been declared in several parts of England and while the scorching temperatures may have dropped a little, reservoirs, rivers and groundwater are still depleted.
Photo: Jacob King/PA via AP


NEW YORK — Weisselberg departing court: Law enforcement personnel escort the Trump Organization’s former Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, center, as he departed court on Friday, in New York City.
Photo: John Minchillo/AP


News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

GERMANY — Pole vault: Maicel Uibo, of Estonia, made an attempt in the Men’s decathlon pole vault during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the European Championships in Munich, on Tuesday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


NEW YORK — Children at play: Children played in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Saturday. Redistricting might give Brooklyn an Asian-majority council district, but some Asian groups are objecting.
Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY


VATICAN CITY — Noon prayer: Pope Francis read his message during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sunday
Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP


INDIA — Independence Day: Children selling tricolor balloons shouted pro India slogans as people hoisted the Indian flag inside a residential building in Mumbai, on Monday. The country marked the 75th anniversary of its independence from British rule.
Photo: Rafiq Maqbool/AP


ARIZONA — Water cuts: The Colorado River flowed through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Monday, in northwestern Arizona. Federal officials on Tuesday, were expected to announce water cuts that would further reduce how much Colorado River water some users in the seven U.S. states reliant on the river and Mexico receive.
Photo: John Locher/AP


KENYA — “No Raila No Peace”: Shouting “No Raila No Peace,” Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga supporters burned tIres in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, on Monday. Kenya’s electoral commission chairman declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga, a triumph for the man who shook up politics by appealing to struggling Kenyans on economic terms and not on traditional ethnic ones.
Photo: Ben Curtis/AP


GERMANY — High jump: Adam Sebastian Helcelet, of the Czech Republic, made an attempt in the Men’s decathlon high jump during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the European Championships in Munich, on Monday.
Photo: Martin Meissner/AP


CHINA — Yan Haoxing fans: Fans of Chinese idol Yan Haoxiang took photos and video of an advertisement marking his 18th birthday along the popular Wangfujing shopping street in Beijing on Tuesday.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


UKRAINE — Liev Schreiber in the Ukraine: American actor Liev Schreiber stands in front of a house which had been destroyed by Russian bombardment in Borodianka, near Kyiv, on Monday.
Photo: Evgeniy Maloteka/AP

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