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Our world in photos: August 17

August 17, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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INDIA — New naval power revealed: Confetti and smoke in the colors of the Indian national flag mark the entry of INS Vindhyagiri, a new warship for the Indian navy, into the Hooghly river in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. This P17A series warship, built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers in Kolkata, was launched by the Indian President Droupadi Murmu Thursday.
Photo: Bikas Das/AP


PARIS — Shadow of the Eiffel Tower, belly of the Seine: Athletes dive into the Seine river from the Alexander III bridge on the start of the first leg of the women’s triathlon test event for the Paris 2024 Olympics Games in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. In 2024. The bridge will be the setting for the finish line of the individual cycling time trials, swimming marathon, triathlon and para triathlon.
Photo: Michel Euler/AP


PAKISTAN — More than just a squabble: A Christian man looks at a home vandalized by an angry Muslim mob in Jaranwala in the Faisalabad district, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Police arrested more than 100 Muslims in overnight raids from an area in eastern Pakistan where a Muslim mob angered over the alleged desecration of the Quran by a Christian man attacked churches and homes of minority Christians, prompting authorities to summon troops to restore order, officials said Thursday.
Photo: K.M. Chaudary/AP


BOLIVIA — ‘I have to dress up for Mass?’: A dog dressed in a tuxedo attends a Mass at the Body of Christ parish during celebrations marking the feast day of Saint Roch, recognized as the patron saint of dogs, in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023.
Photo: Juan Karita/AP


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HAWAII — A message from Mother Nature? People hold umbrellas as it begins to rain on an otherwise empty beach in Honolulu on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Hawaii increasingly seems under siege from disasters, and what is increasing most is wildfire, according to an analysis of Federal Emergency Management Agency records by The Associated Press. There were as many federally-declared disaster wildfires this month in Hawaii, as in the 50 years between 1953 and 2003.
Photo: Caleb Jones/AP


VENEZUELA — How to make trash even uglier: Oil and trash litter the shore of Lake Maracaibo in the municipality of San Francisco, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023. The pollution around the lake, one of Latin America’s largest, is the result of decades of excessive oil exploitation on its bed, inadequate maintenance and a lack of investment to improve an already obsolete infrastructure, according to environmentalists.
Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP


WASHINGTON — Sometimes, ball hits man first: Washington Nationals’ Joey Meneses is hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, in Washington.
Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP


THAILAND — Scales of injustice: Thai authorities display seized scales of the pangolin, a mammalian anteater, during a news conference at the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Thai authorities say they have seized more than a ton of pangolin scales worth over 50 million baht ($1.4 million) believed to be on the way out of the country through a land border. Much like rhino tusks, pangolin scales are harvested for unproven medicinal results.
Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP


INDONESIA — ‘Now, how do I get this bike down to the ground?”: A participant celebrates after reaching the prizes during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of the Independence Day celebrations at Ancol Beach in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Indonesia is celebrating its 78th independence from the Dutch colonial rule.
Photo: Dita Alangkara/AP


ISRAEL — Lots of skin, but men only: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and male children spend the day on a segregated beach in Ashdod, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. The beach is segregated so that it is only men or women on alternating days.
Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg/AP


BRAZIL — Nuns can have fun, if there’s a drum: A nun attends the annual Daisies’ March that demands improved rights for working women in rural areas, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023.
Photo: Gustavo Moreno/AP


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