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Our world in photos: August 18

August 18, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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SPAIN — Nature’s revenge? Emergency crews and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire advancing through the forest near the town of El Rosario in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. Officials say a wildfire is burning out of control through the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, affecting nearly 8,000 people who have been evacuated or ordered to stay indoors.
Photo: Arturo Rodriguez/AP

 

HAWAII — Nature’s revenge? Formerly healthy trees look like giant dead crows on stakes. A pedestrian walks along Honoapiilani Highway as properties destroyed by the West Maui Fire are seen in Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023.
Photo: Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP

 

INDONESIA — Nature’s revenge? Firefighters attempt to extinguish fire that razes through a peatland field in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, late Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Forest and land fires in Indonesia are an annual problem that have strained relations with neighboring countries as the smoke from the fires could blanket parts of Singapore, Malaysia and southern Thailand in a thick noxious haze.
Photo: Muhammad Hatta/AP

 

PERU — Magestical, even in death: Municipal workers stand by a dead whale that washed up on the Punta Hermosa beach in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023.
Photo: Guadalupe Pardo/AP

 

ECUADOR — Election traumas: Supporters attend an open-air Mass during the closing campaign rally of the “Movement Construye” party in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. The upcoming snap election set for Aug. 20 was called after President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly by decree in May, to avoid being impeached.
Photo: Dolores Ochoa/AP

 

ECUADOR — Protection for a candidate: Wearing a bulletproof vest and ballistic helmet, presidential hopeful Christian Zurita, of the “Movimiento Construye,” who was named to replace the recently slain candidate Fernando Villavicencio, has his clothing adjusted during his closing campaign rally in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. The upcoming snap election set for Aug. 20 was called after President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly by decree in May, to avoid being impeached.
Photo: Photo/Dolores Ochoa/AP

 

URUGUAY — Outcry against gender violence: Women protest gender violence in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. The demonstration was to demand justice for 17-year-old Valentina Cancela who was found murdered on Wednesday.
Photo: Matilde Campodonico


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