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Top photos: Heavy rains wreak havoc across Pakistan; Republican convention wraps up with fireworks; robot eases loneliness of Mexican Covid-19 patients

Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times

Published on August 29, 2020 at 14.50

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People sit atop a bus roof while others wade through the flooded road during monsoon rain, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: Reuters
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A woman on a paddle board takes a selfie while the Dubai Fountain dances behind her during a race near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai, UAE. Photo: AP
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Goldfishes are seen inside a water tank equipped with lenses on the surface in an artwork titled ‘Reflecterium’ at the Art Aquarium Museum 2020 exhibition, produced by the Japanese Art Aquarium artist Hidetomo Kimura, in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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Filipinos queue for cash subsidy from the government amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and family members stand to watch fireworks after the president delivered his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
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Faithful following social distancing measures pray inside a mosque, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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Health workers pray next to ‘LaLuchy Robotina’ robot at the 20 de Noviembre National Medical Center in Mexico, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. The robot helps health workers with consultations, therapies and mental health evaluations of Covid-19 patients, as part of the Psychiatry, Paidopsychiatry, Psychology and Neuropsychology service of the hospital. Photo: AFP
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Women wearing traditional clothing posing for photos as they visit a night market in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. Photo: AFP
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Fireworks paint the sky above the obelisk of the Washington Monument while demonstrators, protesting the nomination of Donald Trump, watch at Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP
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Kawasaki ZX10R Formula EWC French rider Erwan Nigon (L) and Yamaha YZF-R1 formula EWC Italian rider Niccolo Canepa, compete during the second free practice session of the 43nd Le Mans 24-hours endurance moto race at Le Mans, north-western France. Photo: AFP
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People shelter inside sections of pipes of a road construction site during a monsoon rainfall in New Delhi, India. Photo: AFP
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People wearing protective face masks walk along a street in Paris. Paris authorities made a last-minute about-turn on a new requirement for universal mask-wearing, exempting cyclists and joggers from the otherwise blanket outdoors obligation. Outdoor mask-wearing became compulsory in Paris and near suburbs at 8am as the government moves to stay a trend of mounting coronavirus infections. Non-compliance is punishable with a fine 135 euros ($160). Photo: AFP
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A migrant cook her meal in her tent at the makeshift camp next to the refugee camp of Moria, in the island of Lesbos. Five years ago, the largest camp in Europe, slated to accommodate barely 2,770 people, was contained behind barbed wire. Asylum seekers disembarking on the northern coasts of the island, close to the Turkish shores, were just passing by, the time to register. And Moria was just a stopover on their way to Northern Europe. Photo: AFP
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People clash with Turkish police ahead of the funeral of Turkish lawyer Ebru Timtik in the Gazi District of Istanbul. A Turkish lawyer seeking a fair trial after being charged with membership of a terrorist organisation has died in an Istanbul hospital on the 238th day of her hunger strike. Friends said Ebru Timtik weighed just 30 kilogrammes (65 pounds) at the time of her death late August 27, which has sparked condemnation from opposition parties in Turkey as well as from abroad. Photo: AFP
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Staff members wearing protective suits demonstrate their safety measures to media as they hope the government allowing their massage parlours to reopen in Hong Kong. Businesses such as massage parlours was forced to close to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as part of social distancing measures. The city's economy contracted 9 per cent in the second quarter of this year, marking a full year of recession due to last year's anti-government protests and the pandemic. Photo: AP
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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pass by banners showing the menu items of restaurants in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean officials are considering reducing working hours of restaurants and cafes as the country counted its 15th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus infections. Photo: AP
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A boy rides a bike next to a logo of the 77th Venice Film Festival, the first major international film festival held since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Venice, Italy. Photo: Reuters
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A worker cleans a guardrail at the century-old Connemara Public Library, in Chennai, India. Photo: AFP
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Pro-democracy protesters display the three-finger salute and hold a banner during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Reuters
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Palestinian members of the staff pray in an almost empty mosque as Friday prayers in the holy places are suspended following the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters
 
 
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