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Our world in photos: August 30

August 30, 2022 Daniel Cody
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NEW YORK – America’s favorite: Serena Williams smiled after defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
Photo: John Minchillo


IRAQ – al-Sadr’s speech amid uprising: Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr made a speech calling upon his supporters to withdraw from the capital’s government quarter from his house in Najaf last Tuesday.
Photo: Anmar Khalil/AP


NEW JERSEY – Oysters: Julie Schumacher of the American Littoral Society walks along an eroded shoreline on Aug. 16. Her group is establishing oyster colonies to blunt the force of waves in Lacey Township. In New York, city, state and federal agencies are building “living shorelines” along the southwestern tip of Long Island, using oysters, shells and native plants. Read more, here. Photo: Wayne Parry/AP


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TEXAS – Mantle card: A Mickey Mantle baseball card is displayed at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, on July 21, 2022. A mint condition Mickey Mantle card was sold for over $12M last Sunday. Read more, here.
Photo: LM Otero/AP, File


MEXICO – Maradona: Argentina’s Diego Maradona, left, beats England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scores his first of two goals in a World Cup quarterfinal in Mexico City, on June 22, 1986. Read more at
Photo: El Grafico, Buenos Aires/AP, File


UNITED KINGDOM – Diana’s passing: A woman walked by portraits of Princess Diana displayed on the gates of Kensington Palace in London last Tuesday. The Princess of Wales died in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997.
Photo: Alastair Grant/AP


CHINA – Child alone: A child wearing a face mask played alone on the barricaded black and white chess table to prevent residents gathering at a public park in Beijing last Tuesday.
Photo: Andy Wong/AP


GIBRALTAR (U.K.) – Ship: A man approached with his paddle surf board to get a closer look at the Tuvalu-registered OS 35 cargo ship lying on the seabed offshore. Gibraltar authorities say they have beached a cargo ship to prevent it from sinking after it collided with a natural gas carrier early Tuesday.
Photo: Marcos Moreno/AP


ZAIRE – Ali: Challenger Muhammad Ali, right, watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match, on Oct. 30, 1974, in Kinshasa. Read more at
Photo: Richard Drew/AP, File
BRAZIL — Bolssonaro’s ride: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for a second term, rode a horse at the Barretos Rodeo International Festival in Barretos, on Friday. Brazil’s general elections are scheduled for Oct. 2, 2022.
Photo: Andre Penner/AP


INDIA — Demolition: Clouds of dust rose as twin high-rise apartment towers were leveled to the ground in a controlled demolition in Noida, outskirts of New Delhi, on Sunday. The demolition was done after the country’s top court declared them illegal for violating building norms. The 32-story and 29-story towers, constructed by a private builder were yet to be occupied and became India’s tallest structures to be razed to the ground.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — First base: Honolulu’s Kama Angell, left, celebrated as he rounded first base past Curacao’s Kyshore Hinkel after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, on Sunday.
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP


MEDITERRANEAN SEA — Waiting for port: A migrant from Egypt rested aboard the Ocean Viking, a search and rescue ship run by NGO SOS Mediterranee and the International Federation of Red Cross, on Sunday, while waiting for the third day for the Italian government to allocate a port to disembark.
Photo: Jeremias Gonzalez/AP


ISRAEL — Heat wave: Israelis and Palestinians swam in Ein Haniya spring, in Jerusalem, on Monday. Israel and Palestine were in the grip of a heat wave, with temperatures hitting over 100ºF in Jerusalem, and soaring even higher in more arid regions.
Photo: Mahmoud Illean/AP


HAITI — Tear gas: A protester affected by tear gas fired by police splashed water on his face, during a protest to demand that Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down and call for a better quality of life, in Port-au-Prince, on Monday.
Photo: Odelyn Joseph/AP


PAKISTAN — Transport: A displaced man transported usable belongings salvaged from his flood-hit home across a flooded area in the Shikarpur district of Sindh province, on Tuesday. Disaster officials said nearly a half million people in Pakistan were crowded into camps after losing their homes in widespread flooding caused by unprecedented monsoon rains in recent weeks.
Photo: Fareed Khan/AP

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