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Our world in photos: December 8

December 8, 2022 Michaela Keil
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PERU — Presidential sash: Former Vice President Dina Boluarte received the presidential sash as she was sworn-in as the new president at Congress in Lima, on Wednesday. Peru’s Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office on Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. At left is Congress President Jose Williams and at right is Jose Cevasco.
Photo: Guadalupe Pardo/AP


KASHMIR — Laser show: A Kashmiri boatman rowed his boat as folk artists performed during a laser show and a live concert organized to boost winter tourism at the Dal Lake in Srinagar, on Wednesday.
Photo: Mukhtar Khan/AP


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brittney Griner is coming home: Cherelle Griner, wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, spoke after President Joe Biden announced Brittney Griner’s release in a prisoner swap with Russia, on Thursday, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Also attending were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP


CALIFORNIA — Cold moon: The full moon rose near the summit of Mount Diablo before the lighting of the beacon as photographed from Moraga, on Wednesday. The full moon was also called the Cold Moon. The lighting of the beacon pays tribute to the lives that were lost at Pearl Harbor and also honors the surviving veterans of that day.
Photo: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP


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CHINA — COVID restrictions: A man wearing a mask sat on his luggage near a mural depicting health checks before entry to a restaurant in Beijing, on Thursday. A day after China announced the rollback of some of its most stringent COVID-19 restrictions, people across the country greeted the news with a measure of relief but also caution, as many are waiting to see how the new approach will be implemented.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP


BANGLADESH — Bowled: India’s Virat Kohli was bowled by Bangladesh’s Ebadot Hossain during the second one day international cricket match between Bangladesh and India in Dhaka, on Wednesday.
Photo: Surjeet Yadav/AP


KENYA — At risk: Locals cut elephant meat that was killed by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after the elephant killed a woman while wandering for water and food in Loolkuniyani, Samburu County, on Oct. 16 2022. After four consecutive years of failed rains causing some of the worst conditions in 40 years, wild animals have become commonplace in the county’s villages as they search for food. Many don’t survive, providing herders an unfortunate lifeline as they cut chunks of meat from their carcasses.
Photo: Brian Inganga/AP


HONDURAS — Gang crackdown: Masked police stand guard in the neighborhood of Jerusalen in San Pedro Sula, on Wednesday. Honduras has become the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to deal with street gangs.
Photo: Delmer Martinez/AP


GUATEMALA — Burning of the Devil: Viviana Vega placed a crown on her seven-year-old daughter Valerie who is dressed as the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception during the annual tradition “La quema del diablo,” or Burning of the Devil, that coincides with the Immaculate Conception celebrations in Antigua, on Wednesday. The Old City holds their town’s days-long annual festival in honor of their patron saint, the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception and her triumph over evil.
Photo: Santiago Billy/AP

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