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Around The World In Picture Stories (13-19 August)

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Updated August 20, 2022
People tend to a Swiss Guard who lies on the floor after he fainted during the Pope’s weekly general audience on August 17, 2022 at Paul-VI hall in The Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

 

A selection of news pictures from around the globe this week.

 

 

Ukrainian Emergency Ministry rescuers attend an exercise in the city of Zaporizhzhia on August 17, 2022, in case of a possible nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant located near the city. – Ukraine remains deeply scarred by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, when a Soviet-era reactor exploded and streamed radiation into the atmosphere in the country’s north. The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine was occupied in the early days of the war and it has remained in Russian hands ever since. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

 

 

An Orthodox priest serves during the funeral ceremony of twenty unidentified people killed in February-March 2022 at Bucha’s cemetery, on August 17, 2022, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by SERGEI CHUZAVKOV / AFP)

 

 

A parasol lies on the ground on the terrace of the Eden bar at Piazza San Marco in Venice on August 18, 2022 as a result of bad weather. – Experts say climate change driven by human activity is boosting the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, droughts and wildfires. (Photo by Andrea PATTARO / AFP)

 

 

Hadi Matar, the man accused in the attempted murder of British author Salman Rushdie, appears in court for a procedural hearing at Chautauqua County Courthouse in Mayville, New York on August 18, 2022. – Matar has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges after being accused of stabbing British author Salman Rushdie multiple times on stage during a literary event at the Chautauqua Institution. The severely injured author is recovering and showing signs of his “feisty and defiant” self, family and friends said, after the shocking assault left him on a ventilator with multiple stab wounds on August 12, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

 

 

Athletes compete in the men’s 3000m Steeplechase during the European Athletics Championships in Munich, southern Germany on August 16, 2022. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)

 

 

A youth participates in a cultural carnival street parade to celebrate the country’s 77th Indonesia’s Independence Day in Banda Aceh on August 18, 2022. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP)

 

 

A Ukrainian Emergency Ministry rescuer attends an exercise in the city of Zaporizhzhia on August 17, 2022, in case of a possible nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant located near the city. – Ukraine remains deeply scarred by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, when a Soviet-era reactor exploded and streamed radiation into the atmosphere in the country’s north. The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine was occupied in the early days of the war and it has remained in Russian hands ever since. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP)

 

 

Brazil’s Italo Ferreira competes during the Outerknown Tahiti Pro 2022, the Men’s WSL Championship Tour, in Teahupo’o, French Polynesia, on August 17, 2022. (Photo by Jerome Brouillet / AFP)

 

 

Artist Ciaran Gallagher puts the finishing touches to a new mural in Belfast city centre , depicting contenders to become the country’s next Prime minister and leader of the Conservative party Britain’s former Chancellor to the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (L) and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (R) dressed up as boxers, ahead of the election of September 5, 2022. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION /

 

 

NASA’s Artemis I Moon rocket is rolled out to Launch Pad Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on August 16, 2022. – Artemis 1, an uncrewed test flight, will feature the first blastoff of the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which will be the most powerful in the world when it goes into operation. It will propel the Orion crew capsule into orbit around the Moon. The spacecraft will remain in space for 42 days before returning to Earth. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

 

 

Part of the Guadiana river has dried up and gives way to dry land under the Puente de la Mesta medieval bridge in Villarta de los Montes, in the central-western Spanish region of Extremadura, on August 16, 2022. – Temperatures in Spain have been very high this summer with several unusual heat waves. Scientists say human-induced climate change is making extreme weather events including heatwaves and droughts more frequent and more intense. (Photo by THOMAS COEX / AFP)

 

 

A photograph shows a thunderstorm above the pond of Perols, southern France, on August 16, 2022. – Eight departments in France are placed on orange alert on the Mediterranean arc on August 16, 2022. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP)

 

 

Firefighters look at a helicopter carrying water to combat a wildfire in Orjais, Covilha council in central Portugal, on August 16, 2022. – A huge wildfire in central Portugal that raged for a week in a UNESCO-designated natural park and was finally brought under control on August 12, flared up again today, the civil protection authority said. More than 1,200 firefighters had been drafted in to tackle the blaze, which has already consumed some 15,000 hectares and was “burning fiercely” with the flames whipped up by strong winds, the authority said. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

 

 

Suspects of belonging to a criminal band are taken away in a police truck during a security operation against gang violence in Soyapango, just east of the capital San Salvador, on August 16, 2022. – El Salvador has arrested some 50,000 suspected gang members since President Nayib Bukele launched a “war” in March on criminal groups terrorizing the country, the director of the National Civil Police Mauricio Arriaza, announced Tuesday. (Photo by Sthanly ESTRADA / AFP)

 

 

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / This picture taken on August 16, 2022 shows members of the Toraja ethnic group preparing the body of an exhumed relative from a community burial site, to be cleaned and dressed in a series of traditional ceremonies honouring the dead known as”Manene”, in Torea village in North Toraja, Indonesia’s South Sulawesi. – In a village on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, residents pull coffins holding the preserved bodies of their loved ones from a burial cave carved into the mountainside in a ritual for the afterlife. (Photo by ANDRI SAPUTRA / AFP)

 

 

A supporter of Kenya’s Azimio La Umoja Party (One Kenya Coalition Party) presidential candidate Raila Odinga gestures past a fire during a protest against the results of Kenya’s general election in Kibera, Nairobi, western Kenya on August 15, 2022. – The head of Kenya’s election body on August 15, 2022 declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country’s close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) against 6.94 million (48.85 percent) for his rival Raila Odinga in the August 9 vote. (Photo by Gordwin Odhiambo / AFP)

 

 

A patient shows his hand with a sore caused by an infection of the monkeypox virus, in the isolation area for monkeypox patients at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital, in Lima on August 16, 2022. – Nearly 28,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide in the last three months and the first deaths are starting to be recorded. (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)

 

 

Aerial view showing wildfires raging through wetlands in islands along the Parana Delta near Victoria, in the Argentine province of Entre Rios, in front of the city of Rosario, in Santa Fe Province, on August 15, 2022. – People in Rosario, across the river, who are being affected by the smoke, have been demonstrating against the burning of fields for the clearing of land. (Photo by STR / AFP)

 

 

An aerial view taken on August 16, 2022 shows the peninsula of Sirmione on Lake Garda, northern Italy, as the lake’s waters recede due to severe drought. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

 

 

Taliban fighters dance as they celebrate their victory at the Ahmad Shah Massoud Square in Kabul on August 15, 2022. – Taliban fighters chanted victory slogans next to the US embassy in Kabul on August 15 as they marked the first anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan following a turbulent year that saw women’s rights crushed and a humanitarian crisis worsen. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

 

 

Kenya’s Deputy President and presidential candidate of Kenya Kwanza (Kenya First) political party coalition William Ruto supporters hold posters of him as they gather while waiting for results of Kenya’s general election in Eldoret on August 15, 2022. – Kenya was moving closer on August 15, 2022 to learning the outcome of its closely-fought presidential election after days of anxious waiting. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

 

 

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Supporters of Kenya’s Azimio La Umoja Party (One Kenya Coalition Party) presidential candidate Raila Odinga react past burning tyres during a protest against the results of Kenya’s general election in Kibera, Nairobi, western Kenya on August 15, 2022. – The head of Kenya’s election body on August 15, 2022 declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country’s close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) against 6.94 million (48.85 percent) for his rival Raila Odinga in the August 9 vote. (Photo by Gordwin Odhiambo / AFP)

 

 

A farmer prepares a flower arrangement known as “silleta” before the traditional “Silleteros” parade held as part of the Flower Festival in Medellin, Colombia, on August 15, 2022. (Photo by Fredy BUILES / AFP)

 

 

A Ukrainian tank rolls down a road at a position along the front line in the Donetsk region on August 15, 2022, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP)


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