Photos of the day: UAE witnesses partial solar eclipse; world celebrates International Yoga Day; over 10,000 flowers bloom in Musaffah
Published on June 21, 2020 at 12.01
People use protective glasses and face masks to observe the annular solar eclipse from the Dubai Astronomy Center on Sunday morning. The three-hour spectacle began at 8.14am and peaked at 9.36am. It was visible in the UAE till 11.12am. Photo by Neeraj Murali/KT
Fitness enthusiasts perform yoga during the sunset on the eve of International Day of Yoga, in Agra. Photo: PTI
RTA completes construction of Al Quoz Bus Depot.
The depot has a parking area to accommodate 273 buses in addition to offices for employees and technical staff. It will also boost the integration of multi-modal transport, reduce the operational cost of buses, and meet the needs of Expo 2020 bus service.
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Around 10,000 seasonal flowers can now be seen blooming on the recently completed median strip at the entrance of Abu Dhabi’s Musaffah industrial area. Besides the tiny blossoms, in different shades of pink and white, 1,692 flowering shrubs and 1,496 trees were also planted. — Supplied photo
US President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center today while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. Photo: AFP
Luque: Bride Jazmin Sanabria is handed her bouquet as she and her groom Joel Adorno, wearing protective face masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic, walk down the aisle in the first wedding ceremony since 101 days of quarantine at the Virgen del Rosario church, in Luque, Paraguay. The government is easing restrictive measures, authorizing the opening of some stores, restaurants and churches that had been closed since March 10, as part of a plan coined, "Intelligent Quarantine." AP
Justin Haley, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Photo: AFP
Palestinian sand sculptor Rana Ramlawi finishes a new artwork creation commemorating World Refugee Day, a day dedicated by the United Nations General Assembly to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world, in Gaza City, depicting a woman carrying a child and a sack of flour bearing the logo of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) with a child behind holding a jerry can of water, all standing before a map of the world. Some five million individuals are refugees registered with the UNRWA, of whom more than 1.5 million (nearly one-third) live in 58 recognised refugee camps in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank including East Jerusalem, in addition to Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Photo: AFP
Jockey Frankie Dettori rides Alpine Star to win The Coronation Stakes on day five of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, which is taking place behind 'closed doors' due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
People wearing face masks visit the Great Buddha statue at Kotoku-in temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture on June 20, 2020. Photo: AFP
Protesters during a gathering to support candidates seeking to challenge President Alexander Lukashenko in August's polls in Minsk . Photo: AFP
Supporters of the Imam Mahmoud Dicko attend a protest demanding the resignation of Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at Independence Square in Bamako, Mali. Reuters
A picture taken on June 19, 2020 shows suspended railway track at the site of a landslide that killed 13 people the day before, in Anyama, near Abidjan. Thirteen people died and several others were missing in a landslide Thursday in a suburb of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan after a drainage channel burst following torrential rains. Photo: AFP
Women take pictures as Russian military Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over the Kremlin leaving trails of smoke in colors of national flag during a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia. The military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat was postponed from May 9 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and is now set to take place on June 24. - AP Photo
A demonstrator waves an American flag with the words "Not Free" painted on it in front of the Washington Monument during a Juneteenth march and rally in Washington. The US marks the end of slavery by celebrating Juneteenth, with the annual unofficial holiday taking on renewed significance as millions of Americans confront the nation's living legacy of racial injustice. Photo: AFP
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville. Photo: AFP
Samisoni Taukeiaho (L) and Pita Gus Sowakula of the Chiefs tackle Beauden Barrett of the Blues (C) during the Super Rugby match between Waikato Chiefs and Auckland Blues at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. Photo: AFP
A man wearing a face mask sits on a subway train in Beijing . Tens of thousands of people in the Chinese capital are being tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus while neighbourhoods have been locked down and schools closed as authorities seek to contain a cluster linked to the Xinfadi food market. Photo: AFP
People stand around the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike after it was toppled by protesters at Judiciary square in Wahsington, DC. Protesters have toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the US capital, images broadcast by US media show.
President Donald Trump tweeted that the Washington "D.C. police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country!" The images, broadcast on ABC7 News late Friday, showed the figure of Albert Pike being pulled down with rope before dozens of demonstrators started chanting "black lives matter".
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