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News around the world in pictures

By Ruth Nasejje

Added 14th August 2020 08:23 PM

News around the world in pictures

Mount Sinabung spews thick ash and smoke into the sky in Karo, North Sumatra.

Buffalos cool off in a lake in Georgia's Kakheti region on August 12, 2020.

Buffalos cool off in a lake in Georgia's Kakheti region.

The city's convalescence since a 76-day quarantine was lifted in April has brought life and gridlocked traffic back onto its streets, even as residents struggle to find their feet again.

Couples posing for wedding photographers next to East Lake in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.
Brides and grooms dance during a mass wedding attended by 75 couples to commemorate the upcoming Indonesian Independence Day.

Flowers to protest

Women with flowers stand along a street as they protest against police violence during recent rallies of opposition supporters, who accuse strongman Alexander Lukashenko of falsifying the polls in the presidential election, in Minsk.

When your passion becomes your job. 

A Spanish health worker and volunteer of the SAMU Foundation forms the figure of a heart with her hands before entering the intensive care unit of El Salvador Hospital to tend to patients affected by the novel coronavirus.
Soldiers of the Brazilian Armed Forces are seen during the disinfection procedures of the Christ The Redeemer statue at the Corcovado mountain prior to the opening of the touristic attraction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department was alerted to the brush fire. Can firefighters stop it?

Firefighters battle the smoke and flames from the Ranch Fire in the hills in Azusa, California.

What is left after the Beirut blast.  


A view of the wreckage of a destroyed ship near the grain silos at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut.
A man lies on a flattened cardboard box while another uses his phone while sitting upon steps in the partially destroyed neighbourhood of Mar Mikhael in Lebanon's capital Beirut.
A Mapuche indigenous man who is holding a hunger strike, clashes with the police Special Forces in Temuco, Araucania Region, south of Santiago.
Mapuche indigenous people are being dispersed by police special forces after they had gathered to march in support of an imprisoned spiritual authority.
Yopougon municipal police officers arrest a man during a protest against the third term of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara in the Yopougon of Abidjan.

Conserving elephants 

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It has been a long a week, how about we take a break

A man exercising in a neighbourhood in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.


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