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Firefighters extinguished a fire in Kampar, Riau province on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday. Indonesian authorities are deploying thousands of extra personnel to prevent a repeat of the 2015 fires, which were the worst for two decades and choked the region in haze for weeks.
The same day, in Bangkok, this man carrying goods in plastic bags crossed a street where a sign promoting a plastic bag-free shopping experience is displayed outside a department store.
Also on Tuesday, Indian schoolchildren participated at a full-dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi. India celebrates its anniversary of independence from Britain on August 15 with great pomp, with the Indian tricolour hoisted atop prominent buildings and homes.
On Monday, a Pro-Democracy protester looked at the flight information board showing cancelled flights following a protest against police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport. Global stock markets dropped that day as escalating protests in Hong Kong forced the closure of the financial hub's airport, adding geopolitical worries to ongoing trade war tensions.
Brazilian indigenous women marched towards the Ministry of Health office during a protest against budget cuts, in Brasilia on Monday. They were planning to march the following day to claim their rights and to denounce the "dismantling" of the environmental and human rights policy by the government of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro.
Elsewhere that day, this security personnel stood guard a street during a lockdown in Srinagar. Indian troops clamped tight restrictions on mosques across Kashmir for Eid al-Adha festival, fearing anti-government protests over the stripping of the Muslim-majority region's autonomy, according to residents.
On Tuesday, environmentalists blocked the rails and stopped a train loaded with new Volkswagen cars that had left the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. The activists of the group "Aktion Autofrei" (action car free) call for the expansion of climate-friendly public transport.
The same day, Muslim pilgrims performed the final walk around the Kaaba (Tawaf al-Wadaa), Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. Muslims from across the world gather in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual six-day pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, an act all Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetime if they have the means to travel to Saudi Arabia.
In Dubai, pink flamingoes fed in the mud flats at the Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, with the city skyline seen in the background.
On Tuesday, the president of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly (ANC) Diosdado Cabello held a sign against the US intervention in state policies during a session at the ANC headquarters on August 12, 2019, in Caracas. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido denounced on the eve that the official Constituent Assembly would be studying dissolve the Parliament or call early legislative elections, amid a new political crisis following US' new sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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