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Our world in photos: August 31

August 31, 2023 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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QUEENS, NY — Coco advances: Coco Gauff, of the United States, returns a shot, prevailing over Mirra Andreeva, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in New York.
Photo: John Minchillo/AP


QUEENS, NY — Tower of Babel? No, it’s the US Open, which once a year becomes the United Nations of sports: Here, Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, reacts during a match against Dominic Stricker, of Switzerland, who prevailed during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in New York.
Photo: Manu Fernandez/AP


SAO PAULO — Contortion required: Rony of Brazil’s Palmeiras, left, fights for the ball with Carlos Garces of Colombia’s Deportivo Pereira during a Copa Libertadores quarterfinal second leg soccer match at Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.
Photo: Andre Penner/AP


LONDON — Beloved, not forgotten: People stand in front of pictures of Princess Diana at the gates of Kensington Palace in London, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. In the early hours of August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in hospital after being injured in a motor vehicle accident in a road tunnel in Paris. Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived with serious injuries.
Photo: Frank Augstein/AP


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FLORIDA — Nature’s revenge? Pick-up trucks and debris lie strewn about in a canal in Horseshoe Beach after the passage of Hurricane Idalia, Wednesday.
Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Five alarm fire in JoBurg: Medics and emergency workers at the scene of a deadly blaze in downtown Johannesburg, Thursday. Dozens died when a fire ripped through a multi-story building in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, emergency services said Thursday.
Photo: Jerome Delay/AP


AUSTRALIA — A photographer’s trick? A supermoon was photographed rising over a headstone at a cemetery in Sydney, Thursday. The cosmic curtain rose with the second full moon of the month, also known as a blue moon. A little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position to Earth.
Photo: Mark Baker/AP


CALIFORNIA — Sunset on the Golden Gate: People walk along the waterfront near Crissy Field as the sun sets behind Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Photo: Eric Risberg/AP


MALAYSIA — National Day parade: Members of Malaysian school-based government youth organization KRS hold their national flags during the National Day parade in Putrajaya, Thursday. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim urged Malaysians to unite and reject racial and religious bigotry, as the country marked its 66th year of freedom from British rule on Thursday with fireworks and a street parade.
Photo: Vincent Thian/AP


INDIA — Waiting for customers in her e-rickshaw: Preethi, a 38-year-old transgender woman who uses only her first name, looks for customers to ferry in her electric auto rickshaw on a busy street in Bengaluru, Wednesday. She’s now one of millions of electric vehicle owners in India, but one of very few to have received an EV through a charitable donation.
Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP


CHILE — International Disappearance Day: People light candles in front of portraits of people who were detained and disappeared during Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s 1973-1990 dictatorship. The portraits are projected on the facade of La Moneda (the presidential palace) in Santiago, Wednesday, on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance.
Photo: Esteban Felix/AP

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