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Photos of the day: New flyover to Dubai Creek opens; mosques reopen in Egypt; locust swarm sweeps into Delhi suburb

Published on June 28, 2020 at 12.17

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Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a new 740m flyover leading to the Dubai Creek Harbour. The bridge has a capacity of 7,500 vehicles per hour in the entry direction, and 3,000 vehicles per hour in the exit direction. The harbour is set to be home to a host of mega projects, including Dubai's next tallest tower. - Supplied photo
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People wear masks as they walk to work in Beijing. Beijing has partially lifted weeks-long lockdown imposed in the Chinese capital to head off a feared second wave of coronavirus infections after three million samples were taken in two weeks, officials said. Dozens of residential compounds across the city were shut down, with authorities rolling out a mass testing campaign to root out any remaining cases. Photo: AFP
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Ireland's new prime minister Micheal Martin (R) poses with his Warrant of Appointment and Seal of Office presented by Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins (L) in Dublin on June 27, 2020. Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin was elected as Ireland's new prime minister, replacing Leo Varadkar as the country's Taoiseach during a special sitting of the Dail parliament. The 59-year-old will be formally appointed by Ireland's president, Michael D Higgins, and is set to announce his ministers later in the day. Photo: AFP
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A swarm of locusts flies over DLF area, in Gurugram, India. PTI Photo
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets Sonny Saunders and his family, including mother Kelly (R, back to camera) and father Jordan (L, back to camera) during a visit to The Nook in the village of Framlingham Earl, south of Norwich, eastern England, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). Sonny was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumour, only a week or so after his sixth birthday in February. The Duchess is the Royal Patron of the charity which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Photo: AFP
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in the winners circle after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway. Photo: AP
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In this aerial photo a brig with scarlet sails, center, travels and fireworks explode at the Finnish Gulf coast during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St. Petersburg, Russia, with business tower Lakhta Centre, the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom on the right. This year the festival is not to be held in the city center, but on the Finnish Gulf due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are no spectators but the event is broadcast on television. Photo: AP
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The gallery of the Mississippi Senate rise and applaud after the body passed a resolution that would allow lawmakers to change the state flag, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Members of both the House and Senate are now expected to pass a bill that removes the current flag and establishes a path forward to getting a new one. Gov. Tate Reeves has already said he would sign whatever flag bill the Legislature decides on. The current flag has in the canton portion of the banner the design of the Civil War-era Confederate battle flag, that has been the center of a long-simmering debate about its removal or replacement. Photo: AP
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Munich's team captain manuel Neuer lifts the trophy after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, German. Bayern wins the 8th straight Bundesliga title. Photo: AP
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Belgian royal family, from left, Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde, Prince Gabriel, Princess Eleonore and King Philippe and Prince Emmanuel pose for a photo as they ride their bicycles during a royal visit to the Bokrijk park and open-air museum in Genk, Belgium. Photo: AP
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A man dressed as a viking stands at the excavation site of Gjellestadskipet, a viking ship discovered in the ground near Halden, some 100 km south of Oslo. - Photo: Reuters
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Worshippers wearing protective masks perform amid social distancing markers, first prayers of Al Fajr prayer inside the Al Rahman Mosque after months of lockdown, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in the Cairo neighborhood Maadi, Egypt. Photo: Reuters
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A man using an cell phone while walking past buildings destroyed by prior bombardment in the town of Ariha in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, as the Milky Way galaxy is seen in the night sky above. Photo: AFP
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ans are being urged to celebrate the clubs Premier League triumph at home as police believe more gatherings are planned after thousands filled the streets outside Anfield. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/AP (Research done by Fakhar Ul Islam/Khaleej Times)
 
 
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