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Our world in photos: August 21

August 21, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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GERMANY — Man-made tumbleweeds? A woman walks past straw bales on a field in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, early Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
Photo: Michael Probst/AP


FRANCE — Fully basted, yet? A man sunbathes in high temperatures in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.
Photo: Daniel Cole)/AP


HUNGARY — Winners’ shared ecstasy: Gold medal winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, top, greets silver medalist Anna Hall, of the United States after finishing the heptathlon 800-meters during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.
Photo: Petr David Josek/AP


WASHINGTON STATE — When horses are away, the T-Rex will play: T-Rexes, including the victorious Ocean Kim (5), broke through the gates for the championships during the “T-Rex World Championship Races” at Emerald Downs, Sunday, in Auburn.
Photo: Lindsey Wasson/AP


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INDIA — It’s about snakes: Hindu devotees queue up to offer prayers at a temple during the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, dedicated to the worship of snakes, in Prayagraj, Monday.
Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP


CALIFORNIA — Nature’s revenge? Hurricane! And an earthquake! Vehicles crossed over a flood control basin that had almost engulfed the street in Palm Desert, Sunday. Forecasters said that Tropical Storm Hilary was the first of its kind to hit Southern California in almost a century, bringing the potential for flash floods, mudslides and isolated tornadoes, as well as high winds and power outages. A possible extra four inches of rain was possible for parts of Nevada and California on Monday. Additionally, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake also hit SoCal on Sunday, although Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said there were no major damages.
Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP


HUNGARY — Flashing before our eyes: Athletes competed in the first Men’s 1500-meter semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Sunday.
Photo: Ashley Landis/AP


GUATEMALA — We have a winner: Supporters of presidential candidate Bernardo Arevalo celebrate after preliminary results showed him the victor in a presidential run-off election in Guatemala City, Sunday. Arevalo appeared to be the “virtual winner” of the election to be Guatemala’s next president as of press time Monday.
Photo: Moises Castillo/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Little League Classic: Fireworks went off before the Little League Classic baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals at Bowman Stadium in Williamsport, Sunday.
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP


ECUADOR — Tense election, guards at the polls: A soldier guards a polling station during a snap election in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday. A special election was called after President Guillermo Lasso dissolved the National Assembly in May to avoid being impeached.
Photo: Carlos Noriega/AP


MEXICO — Tats galore, a body of art: A tattoo artist works on a woman’s back during a tattoo convention at the World Trade Center in CDMX, Sunday. Tattoo artists from Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, the U.S. and Colombia are gathering for two days in Mexico’s capital for the convention.
Photo: Arnulfo Franco/AP

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