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Our world in photos: August 17

August 17, 2022 Michaela Keil
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INDONESIA — Greasy pole: Participants struggled to reach the prizes during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of Independence Day celebrations at Ancol Beach in Jakarta, on Wednesday. Indonesia celebrated its 77th anniversary of independence from the Dutch colonial rule.
Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP


GERMANY — Long jump: Jules Pommery, of France, made an attempt in the men’s long jump final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the European Championships in Munich, on Tuesday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP


JAPAN — WWII anniversary: Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bowed as they attend a memorial service marking the 77th anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat, at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, on Monday.
Photo: Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP


WYOMING – Cheney’s gathering: Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., spoke on Tuesday at a primary Election Day gathering at Mead Ranch in Jackson. Cheney lost to challenger Harriet Hageman in the primary.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP


ARGENTINA – Victoria fires: Wetlands burned in the Parana Delta near Victoria, on Tuesday. The fires had been raging in the Parana Delta for several weeks.
AP Photo: Natacha Pisarenko


CALIFORNIA — Walk of Fame: Left, to right, David Michael Jerome, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Council member Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Dawit Asghedom, Margaret Boutte, Samantha Smith and Lupita Sanchez Cornejo unveiled the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of Nipsey Hussle, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording on Monday,, in Los Angeles. Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom, pictured at right, was a recording artist, activist, and entrepreneur.
Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP


SAUDI ARABIA — Workout: Britain’s Anthony Joshua took part in a public workout in Jeddah, on Tuesday as he prepared for the upcoming world heavyweight title boxing fight against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua is due to fight defending champion Usyk in a heavyweight boxing rematch in Jeddah on Aug. 20.
Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP


NEW YORK – Cortes pitching: New York Yankees’ Nestor Cortes pitched during the second inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, in New York.
Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP


GREECE – Panigiri carnations: A flower girl threw carnations as the singer Makis Christodoulopoulos performed during a festivity, known as Panigiri, in Aski village about 72 miles north of Athens, early on Sunday. The Greek Orthodox celebration of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Mother of God) is celebrated on Aug. 15.
Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP


POLAND — Pose: A boy posed for a photo as people attended a military picnic marking the Polish Army Day in Warsaw, on Monday. The Polish president and other officials marked their nation’s Armed Forces Day holiday on Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic underlining of NATO support for members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine.
Photo: Michal Dyjuk/AP


GEORGIA – Giuliani at court: Rudy Giuliani arrived at the Fulton County Courthouse on Wednesday, in Atlanta. Giuliani testified before a special grand jury that is investigating attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia.
Photo: John Bazemore/AP


ARGENTINA — Barbecue championship: Workers grilled meat for sale at a stall during a barbecue championship in Buenos Aires, on Sunday.
Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP


ITALY — Dive: Pauline Pfeif of Germany competed during the women’s diving platform final at the European swimming championships, in Rome, on Wednesday.
Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP


GEORGIA – Fly ball caught: New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil caught a fly ball hit off Atlanta Braves’ Dansby Swanson during the third inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, in Atlanta.
Photo: Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Consititution via AP

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