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Our world in photos: August 22

August 22, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN — Red bird, red bulb: This Northern Cardinal in The River Café Park under the Brooklyn Bridge seem to favor the red light bulb over others used to decorate the park walkway. The Northern Cardinal is just one of more than 130 species seen by bird watchers in Brooklyn Bridge Park and neighborhing bird refuges, such as The River Café Park.
Photo courtesy of Cathy Greene

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Celebrated bird expert Heather Wolf will present a special program and slideshow, including information on unusual birds like the Northern Cardinal, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Estuary Bistro overlooking the Marina at Brooklyn Bridge Park. To attend the event, click here.

 

TEXAS — “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail” — nor barbed wire: Migrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the U.S. climb a fence with barbed wire and concertina wire, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Photo: Eric Gay/AP

 

TEXAS — “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail” — nor barbed wire: Migrants who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the U.S. climb a fence with barbed wire and concertina wire, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Photo: Eric Gay/AP

 

HUNGARY — Subtle aerodynamics? Ama Pipi, of Great Britain starts a Women’s 400-meters semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
Photo: Petr David Josek

 

HUNGARY — “Live long and prosper”: Appearing to give a version of Spock’s “Vulcan salute” on Star Trek, Grant Holloway, of the United States, poses after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 110-meter hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP

 

HUNGARY — A dashing finish: Sha’Carri Richardson, of the United States, running in lane nine, wins the Women’s 100-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Monday.
Photo: David J. Phillip/AP

 

HUNGARY — Wind beneath her wings: Sha’Carri Richardson, of the United States, spreads her arms as he crosses the line to win gold in the women’s 100 meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
Photo: Denes Erdos/AP

 

CALIFORNIA — Nature’s revenge? A large eucalyptus tree fell onto two cars while residents were inside their house sleeping early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2023, at the corner of Telfair Avenue and Neenach Street in Sun Valley, Calif.
Photo: Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP

 

CALIFORNIA — Nature’s revenge? Firefighters use a skip loader to rescue a person from an assisted living center after the street was flooded with mud Monday, in Cathedral City. Forecasters said Tropical Storm Hilary was the first tropical storm to hit SoCal in 84 years.
Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP

 

GREECE — Nature’s revenge? A fire burns a forest to embers near a house in Avantas (or, Avas) village, near Alexandroupolis in the northeastern Evros region of Greece, Monday. The area comprising the municipality of Alexandroupolis and the village of Avantas has contained town-and-city-like settlements since the Iron Age, and has been inhabited by Bulgarian, Turkish and Greek people. There’s no telling how much history is lost in the fire. An editor of Our World in Photos is descended from the peoples of northeastern Greece in nearby Salonika (Thessaloniki).
Photo: Achilleas Chiras/AP

 

HAWAII — Marine One tours the damage: U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden took an aerial tour on Marine One over areas devastated by the Maui wildfires, Monday, in Lahaina.
Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

 

CHINA — Towering data guardians, cracking down on info gathering: Seen here are massive glass towers in the Chinese capital’s Central Business District, the most popular business destination for Westerners, and foreigners, in China. On Thursday, an American research firm was fined $1.5 million by Beijing in a crackdown on information-gathering that has rattled foreign investors.
Photo: Andy Wong/AP

 

SPAIN — Women’s World Cup victory: Members of Spain’s Women’s World Cup soccer team celebrate on stage their Women’s World Cup victory in Madrid, Monday. Spain beat the English in Sydney on Sunday, winning the final soccer match.
Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP

 

INDIA — Celebrating lunar landing: An aircraft comes in for landing as children cheered and waved Indian flags, celebrating the successful landing of India’s moon craft Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface, in Mumbai, Tuesday. India’s previous attempt to land a robotic spacecraft near the moon’s south pole ended in failure in 2019.
Photo: Rajesh Kakade/AP

 

TENNESSEE — Special legislative session: Rep. Justin J. Pearson, D-Memphis, raised his fist to acknowledge people in the gallery during a special session of the state legislature, Monday, in Nashville.
Photo: George Walker IV/AP


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