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Top photos: Residents practise sailing in Abu Dhabi; Nepal protesters defy Covid lockdown; Delhi Metro prepares to reopen

Mohammad Thanweeruddin

Published on September 4, 2020 at 14.57

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Residents take sailing practice session at corniche in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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A sterilised razor gets the fire treatment by a hairdresser at a salon in Dubai on Thursday for extra safety. According to guidelines, shaving razors must be stored in sterilisation boxes but some barbers prefer to warm them further before use for greater safety. Photo: Shihab/Khaleej Times
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A Titan Arum flower plant (Amorphophallus titanum) is in bloom since the day before at the privately owned Pairi Daiza zoo and botanical garden, in Brugelette. It takes several years for the plant, which is also known for it's strong smell, to make one single flower blossom. Photo: AFP
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Magical Skywriting seen to kick off the launch of Lucky Charms Just Magical Marshmallows in Huntington Beach, Calif. Photo: AP
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Tourists wearing face masks visit the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province during a media visit organised by local authorities. Photo: AFP
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Clowns perform to entertain Palestinian children during a lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters
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A rubber dinghy and around 200 pairs of shoes lie in the station forecourt as an installation for a vigil for the 5th anniversary of the death of child migrant Alan Kurdi. The body of 3-year-old Syrian Alan Kurdi was found on a Turkish beach after the small rubber boat he, his 5-year old brother Galib and their mother, Rehan, were in capsized during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece. The vigil was organized by the aid organization "Sea Eye". Photo: AP
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Extinction Rebellion activists participate in a protest in London, Britain. Photo: Reuters
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Nepalese protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in a religious festival clash with riot police, in Lalitpur, Nepal. A 5-story-high chariot holding a statue of the deity Rato Machindranath was built but parked for months because of government orders not hold the annual festival due to fear over the spread of the coronavirus. The statue is normally pulled around the city for a month. Photo: AP
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Nepalese protesters defying a government coronavirus lockdown to take part in a religious festival clash with riot police, in Lalitpur, Nepal. A 5-story-high chariot holding a statue of the deity Rato Machindranath was built but parked for months because of government orders not hold the annual festival due to fear over the spread of the coronavirus. The statue is normally pulled around the city for a month. Photo: AP
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An anti-government protester uses a slingshot to launch a stone towards Lebanese riot police, near Parliament Square, In Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: AP
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A group of women perform during a protest against the alleged corruption and the lack of measures with a gender perspective, amid the coronavirus pandemic in Panama City. Photo: AFP
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Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Photo: AP
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Anissa Barbato from New York looks out over the city from the Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere as it reopened to the public in New York. Rising 1,131 feet in the air from the heart of Hudson Yards it offers 360-degree views of New York City’s iconic skyline from the 100th floor outdoor viewing. Photo: AFP
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A Delhi Metro employee sanitises a coach as part of preparations ahead of the resumption of metro services from Sept. 7 with restrictions, in New Delhi, India. Photo: PTI
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A member of the public walks past a shop selling face masks for the Covid-19 pandemic in Glasgow. The Scottish government imposed fresh restrictions on the city after a rise in cases of the novel coronavirus. Scotland imposed fresh restrictions on the city of Glasgow on September 2 after a rise in coronavirus cases, as similar local-lockdown measures elsewhere in Britain came under criticism. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said people living in Glasgow and two surrounding areas should not visit other people's houses, after 66 new cases were recorded in the area on Tuesday. The measures will last two weeks. Photo: AFP
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France's Marion Lotout competes during a women's pole vaulting exhibition street event of the Diamond League athletics meeting Athletissima in Lausanne. The 2020 Athletissima meeting is held as an exhibition street event due to sanitary measures over the Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. Photo: AFP
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Protesters clash with police during an anti-government demonstration in Sofia. Photo: AFP
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Residents of the highland city of Puno, close to the border with Bolivia, wait to be tested for free for Covid-19 during a municipal campaign. The worldwide pandemic triggered by the novel coronavirus has infected more than 657,000 people in Peru and killed 29,068, according to official figures. Photo: AFP
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A teacher conducts a lesson with students during an outdoor learning demonstration for New York City schools in front of the Patrick F. Daly public school (P.S. 15) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: AFP
 
 
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