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Top photos: Four pedestrian bridges open in Sharjah; Haj pilgrims converge on Mina; Palestine gears up to celebrate Eid

Published on July 30, 2020 at 12.02

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Newly opened pedestrian bridge on Al Ittihad Street as Sharjah Urban Planning Council has announced the opening of four pedestrian bridges in the emirate to improve public safety. Photo: M. Sajjad/Khaleej Times
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A staff arranges the scarf while waiting for a customers, at the Madinat Zayed Shopping center ahead of Eid Al Adha in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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Pilgrims circumambulating around the Holy Kaaba, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah, ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage. Mask-clad pilgrims began the annual Haj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage. Photo: AFP
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Palestinian women prepare traditional date-filled cookies on the roof of their house in the West Bank town of Hebron in preparation for the Eid Al Adha celebrations. Photo: AFP
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Passersby wearing protective face masks are seen at Takeshita Street, a popular sightseeing spot amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus wait at an intersection in Beijing. China reported more than 100 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday as the country continues to battle an outbreak in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
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A Syrian woman, who was stranded following the closure of border due to the Covid-19 pandemic, waits with a child upon their arrival from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Syrian side of the Semalka border crossing in northeastern Syria. Photo: AFP
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Men transport cows with a van after buying from a cattle market ahead of Eid Al Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice', in the Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Photo: AFP
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A member of staff poses for photographs the new commission by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei entitled "History of Bombs" which covers the floor and a staircase is showcased, in the Atrium at the Imperial War Museum in London. The museum reopens to visitors on Saturday, August 1 as the British government continue to relax their coronavirus restrictions. Photo: AP
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Farmers and traders wait for customers to sell their produce during daybreak at a floating market on the Dal Lake, in Srinagar. Vegetables traded in this floating market are supplied to Srinagar and few parts of the Kashmir valley. It is one of the major sources of income for the lake dwellers. Photo: PTI
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Anti-government demonstrators burn tires to block a road in Beirut, Lebanon. Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital as Lebanon is dealing with its worst economic and financial crisis and electricity cuts have increased in recent weeks. Photo: AP
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Operators prepare parcel posts containing protective face masks to be sent to precarious people at a logistics hub, a digital branch of the French postal service "La Poste", in Buc near Paris, as part of a protective masks distribution for the most precarious. About 40 million protective masks will be delivered by mail and for free to French precarious families, eight million people in total, in the next 10 to 15 days by batches of six washable masks. Photo: AFP
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Greek National Opera performs at the Herodus Atticus ancient theatre at the foot of the Acropolis, during a concert featuring a compilation of famous operas in Athens. Photo: AFP
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Biswa Bangla Sarani wears a deserted look during the biweekly complete lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI
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Spectator boats motor past the Mayflower II sailing through the waters of Fishers Island Sound off Groton, Conn., on the seventh day of two weeks of sea trials. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, left Mystic Seaport Museum last week after a three-year, $11.2 million restoration by the workers at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Photo: AP
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Resident sit spaced apart to practice social distancing as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak as they access free WiFi on their mobile phones at Jatirahayu village office in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: AP
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A woman arriving by coach from Romania takes a voluntary coronavirus disease (Covid-19) test as part of increased security measures for 'risk' countries, in Rome, Italy. Photo: Reuters
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Firefighters battle a fire at the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. About 150 firefighters battled a massive blaze that raged through three buildings, sending a thick, black plume of smoke up to the sky and embers to a nearby freeway. Photo: AP
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People watch from a gondola boat the film "The Prestige" directed by Christopher Nolan on the opening night of 'Barch-in', the Italy's first drive-in with boats at 'Arsenal Dock', in Venice. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, up to 50 boats and 200 people are allowed each evening to take part in the 'Barch-in' event which runs from July 28 to August 1, 2020. Photo: AFP
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A man works out during sunset, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters

(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)
 
 
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