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Our world in photos: August 23

August 23, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CALIFORNIA — Action at home plate: Smithfield, R.I.’s John Wozniak (1) slides past El Segundo, Calif., catcher Lucas Keldorf to score uring the sixth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023.
Photo: Tom E. Puskar

 

HAWAII — Nature’s revenge, even worse after the dust settles? A general view shows the aftermath of a devastating wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Two weeks after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century swept through the Maui community of Lahaina, authorities say anywhere between 500 and 1,000 people remain unaccounted for.
Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

 

GREECE — Nature’s revenge? A forest on fire in the village of Dikela, near Alexandroupolis town, in the northeastern Evros region, Greece, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Firefighters scouring the area of a major wildfire in northeastern Greece have found the bodies of over 10 people thought to have been migrants who entered the country from Turkey.
Photo: Achilleas Chiras/AP

 

NEW YORK CITY — Bewildered by all this attention? Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters as he leaves his apartment building in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023.
Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

 

SOUTH KOREA — In somber, eerie light, a nuclear protest: South Korea’s main opposition Democratic Party members and supporters hold electronic candles during a rally to oppose the Japanese government’s decision to release treated radioactive water. Waste from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant would flow into shared waters.
Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP

 

UKRAINE — Burned out Russian tanks as trophies: For Ukranian Independence Day, captured Russian tanks and infantry carriers were displayed on the central Khreshchatyk boulevard in Kyiv, Tuesday. The display is in preparation for the Aug. 24 holiday commemorating the 1991 referendum that declared Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union. Since that referendum, Ukraine has been recognized as a separate state by many nations.
Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

 

GREECE — Nature’s revenge? No, just saving a holy icon: A man carried the icon depicting Mary with Jesus to save it from approaching wildfires at Agia Paraskevi Christian Orthodox Church monastery in Acharnes, a suburb of northern Athens, Wednesday.
Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

 

ISRAEL — Middle Eastern dichotomy, funeral for Arab-Israeli leader: A woman wept at the funeral for Abed al-Rahman Kashua, the Director-General of the Municipality of Tira, Wednesday. Kashua was shot and killed on Monday — one of more than 150 people killed in violent crime inside Israel’s Arab communities this year according to Israeli media, surpassing the number of deaths as a result of violence in 2022.
Photo: Mahmoud Ilean/AP

 

SOUTH AFRICA — Xi’s visit to Joburg: President of China, Xi Jinping, left, received the order of South Africa from President Cyril Ramaphosa at Union Building in Pretoria, Tuesday. President Jinping had arrived for a state visit in South Africa in an effort to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties between China and developing nations through the BRICS conference. The acronym refers to member countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Notably missing: United States of America. (Maybe too many letters?)
Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP

 

MALAYSIA — The best kind of diplomacy: A birthday cake! A giant male panda named Xing Xing checked his ice birthday cake to make sure it was cold on his 17th birthday at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday. He liked the cake.
Photo: Vincent Thian/AP

 

PAKISTAN — Kids recovered from cable car: Youngsters who were trapped inside a cable car hovering hundreds of feet in the air received first aid after their rescue in Pashto village, a mountainous area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Tuesday. Army commandos using helicopters and a makeshift chairlift rescued eight people from a broken cable car dangling hundreds of meters (feet) above a canyon, Tuesday.
Photo: Nasir Mahmood/AP

 

HUNGARY — Aeronautic acrobatics in the pole vault: Claudio Michel Stecchi, of Italy, made an attempt in the men’s pole vault qualification during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Wednesday.
Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

 

WISCONSIN — Nature’s revenge? Looking tired and hunched over, a pedestrian walking at sunset shows with body language the exceptionally warm weather moving through the upper Midwest in Oconomowoc, Wis., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023.
Photo: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP


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