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Photos of the day: The Link to connect One Za'abeel towers takes final shape; Sharjah conducts free Covid-19 tests; Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP

Published on July 6, 2020 at 12.21

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Ithra Dubai's iconic One Za'abeel development has achieved a major milestone with The Link accomplishing its final slide at ground level. This part of the structure is now extended to its ultimate length of approximately 189 metres, bracing The Link for its show-stopping engineering feat where it will be lifted 100 metres above ground level to its final position connecting One Za'abeel's two towers. Photo: Wam
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Residents of Al Nahda arrived at the mobile Covid-19 testing facility in their neighbourhood park as early as 9am on Sunday. ó Photos by M. Sajjad/Khaleej Times
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Wizz Air and Abu Dhabi Airports have celebrated the arrival of Wizz Airís first scheduled Wizz Air Hungary flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Marking a great milestone in Wizz Airís history and further strengthening of Abu Dhabiís connectivity and accessibility as a destination of choice for business and leisure travel, the first Budapest-Abu Dhabi flight landed in the capital. Wam
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Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. AP
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This aerial drone photo shows residents are rescued by boat following a heavy rain in Kumamura, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Sunday, July 5, 2020. Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded. AP
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Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as 'Waitress,' 'A Bronx Tale' and 'Bullets Over Broadway,' has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. He was 41. Cordero died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, according to his wife, Amanda Kloots. AP
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Race driver Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. AP
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A livestock trailer drives along Canada Road as the Crews Fire burns near Gilroy, California, on Sunday, July 5, 2020. AP
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Duchess of Cambridge visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as part of the NHS birthday celebrations, in King's Lynn, England. People across the UK joined a round of applause to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the formation of the free-to-use National Health Service, undoubtedly the countryāA®o^s most cherished institution. The reverence with which it is held has been accentuated this year during the coronavirus pandemic. AP
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Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon. Dubbed "an act of cultural resilience," the concert aims to send a message of unity and hope to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented economic and financial crisis in Lebanon. For the first time since the Baalbek International Festival was launched in 1956, this year's concert is being held without an audience, in line with strict Covid-19 guidelines. Instead, it is being broadcast live on local and regional TV stations and live-streamed on social media platform. - AP
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Croatian Prime Minister and leader of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Andrej Plenkovic gestures after the results were announced during parliamentary election, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Zagreb, Croatia, July 5, 2020. Reuters
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An Italian health worker gives numbered wristbands to migrants rescued at sea on the the 'Ocean Viking' rescue ship, operated by French NGO in the Mediterranean Sea. AFP
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Supporters of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar take part in a gathering in the eastern Libyan port city of Benghazi to protest against Turkish intervention in the country's affairs. Photo: AFP
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Annemarie Plas, founder of Clap For Our Carers, join in the pause for applause to salute the NHS 72nd birthday, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Sunday, July 5, 2020. People across the U.K. joined a round of applause to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the formation of the free-to-use National Health Service, undoubtedly the country?A®o^s most cherished institution. The reverence with which it is held has been accentuated this year during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
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In this file photo Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC. Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to "reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud," announced SJuly 4, 2020, he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020. Photo: AFP
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An aerial view of deserted Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai. The state government had earlier announced that on all the four Sundays in July, intense lockdown will be in force across Tamil Nadu and only health care services, including pharmacies and hospitals, will be functional. Photo: PTI
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Firefighters attempt to douse a blaze that broke out in a commercial building, near Burrabazar in Kolkata. Photo: PTI
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Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race, as F1 resumes following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Photo: Reuters
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Residents are evacuated from flood-affected area by rubber boats in Kuma village, Kumamoto prefecture. At least 16 people are dead after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, local media said, as rescue workers sift through debris in search of a dozen missing. Photo: AFP (Research done by Fakhar Ul Islam/KT)
 
 
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