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Top photos: Warm welcome for Lebanese passengers to Dubai; Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka PM; a $1.5m face mask for coronavirus

Published on August 10, 2020 at 14.00

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Travellers arriving in Dubai from Lebanon are welcomed with flowers at the emirate's airport. Photo: Wam
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A fire that spread through a nine-storey building on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (Old Airport Road) on Sunday afternoon was extinguished and no casualties were reported. Onlookers claimed the fire started from a restaurant on the ground floor and spread upwards. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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Demonstrators hold portraits of the Thai royal family during a pro-government and pro-monarchy rally demanding the protection of the monarchy outside the Parliament building in Bangkok on August 10, 2020. Photo: AFP
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Sri Lakan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (R) swears in his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Buddhist temple, outside the capital Colombo on August 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
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Protesters help paramedics carry a wounded person into an ambulance after clashes with police in Minsk, Belarus, on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Police and protesters clashed in Belarus' capital and the major city of Brest on Sunday after the presidential election in which the authoritarian leader who has ruled for a quarter-century sought a sixth term in office. Photo: AP
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Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Photo: AP
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Parts and a model of a mask are displayed in the Israeli jewellery company Yvel in Motza near Jerusalem, Sunday, August 9, 2020. The company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. Photo: AP
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Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, August. 10. The rumbling volcano erupted on Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials a few thousands meters into the sky. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Photo: AP
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, centre, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong, on Monday. Hong Kong police arrested Lai and raided the publisher's headquarters on Monday in the highest-profile use yet of the new national security law Beijing imposed on the city after protests last year. Photo: AP
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Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race during the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on August 9, 2020 in Northampton. The race commemorates the 70th anniversary of the inaugural world championship race, held at Silverstone in 1950. Photo: AFP
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People scoop leaked oil from the vessel MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, that ran aground and caused oil leakage near Blue bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
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A man piggybacks a woman to cross a flooded street after sudden rain in Beijing on August 9, 2020. Photo: AFP
 
 
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