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Photos of the day: Hat trick for Dubai at Royal Ascot; water parks in Dubai brace for reopening, China expands lockdowns

Published on June 17, 2020 at 10.47

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Battaash, owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance, wins the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Sheikh Hamdan also enjoyed two more victories as Motakhayyel won the Buckingham Palace Handicap and Nazeef won the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes. Photo AFP
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As temperature in the UAE is touching the forties, residents find ways to protect themselves from the summer sun. Photo by Muhammad Mustafa Khan
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Abu Dhabi movement ban has been extended for another one week starting Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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Dubai waterparks are set to reopen, the emirate's tourism authority announced via a circular issued to park operators. Photo: M. Sajjad/Khaleej Times
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai issues directives to implement comprehensive development plan for Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls. Photo: Supplied
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Britain's Prince Charles, centre, reacts as he greets Professor Mark Pietroni from a distance as he arrives with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to meet front line key workers who have responded to the coronavirus pandemic, during a visit to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, in Gloucester, England. Photo: AP
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People eat at an outdoor terrace in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Moscow restaurants were allowed to reopen outdoor terraces Tuesday as part of easing the restrictions that were imposed to stem the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP
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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry via Yonhap News Agency, an image from a thermal observation device showing the explosion of an inter-Korean liaison office building in North Korea's Kaesong is seen from Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just inside its border in an act Tuesday that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the United States. Photo: AP
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A visitor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus poses on the Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Thailand's highest rooftop and observation deck, located on 78th floor of King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai government continues to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AP
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People stand outside a government office to get their identity cards verified to receive aid from the government during a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo: AP
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Firefighters extinguish a fire on a burned bus during a protest against the death of a teenager who disappeared after intervention by military police at Vila Clara neighborhood, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
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People wait to get registered for the Covid-19 test at DRR Municipal Indoor Stadium, during the fifth phase of ongoing lockdown, in Vijayawada. Photo: PTI
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Two firefighters put out hotspots of the Avila Fire on the on-ramp to Highway 101 in Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California. Photo: AFP
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Abby Williams 28 (L) and Alina Ferdinand 20 (R) hus a woman as they protest outside a burned Wendy's restaurant on the third day following Rayshard Brooks shooting death by police in the restaurant parking lot in Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 2020. The mayor of Atlanta ordered immediate police reforms on Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in the US city sparked further outrage over the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement. Photo: AFP
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Egyptian youths fly kites in the capital Cairo. Photo: AFP
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A health worker (2nd-L) wearing a protective suit takes a swab test on a woman in Beijing on June 16, 2020. China reported another 27 domestically transmitted coronavirus cases in Beijing, where a fresh cluster linked to a wholesale food market has sparked WHO concern and prompted a huge trace-and-test programme. Photo: AFP
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Activists of the "Extinction Rebellion" movement demonstrate in front of the Confederation of German Industry (BDI) in Berlin as part of a 24 hour long protest in several places around the German capital. Photo: AFP
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People walk on the beach at Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday June 16, 2020. The country now has more than a quarter of the coronavirus cases on the 54-nation African continent with more than 73,000 cases after new, record-high infections were registered in South Africa over the weekend. Photo: AP
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Peet Sapsin leads a class at Inspire South Bay Fitness with students behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing in Redondo Beach, California, as the gym reopens under California's coronavirus Phase 3 reopening guidelines. Photo: AFP
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Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus view full bloomed hydrangea at Ninomiya Seseragi Park in Ninomiya, near Tokyo. Photo: AP (Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)
 
 
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