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Top photos: Massive fire razes market in Ajman; UAE sends medical aid to Lebanon; Sri Lankans vote for new parliament

Published on August 6, 2020 at 13.31

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A massive fire that broke out in a fruits and vegetables market in Ajman on Wednesday evening was put out after three hours. Firefighters from civil defence stations in Dubai, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain joined the Ajman force in battling the blaze. The fire broke out in the emirate's new industrial area. Photo: M. Sajjad/Khaleej Times
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Guest enjoys at the Yas Water World in Abu Dhabi after it reopened with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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The UAE has dispatched emergency medical assistance to Lebanon to help healthcare facilities treat victims of the massive explosions in Beirut. The assistance, which includes medicines and medical supplies, reflects the UAE’s solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people. Photo: Supplied photo
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A man evacuates an injured person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: AP
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Power lines criss-cross at street level after Tropical Storm Isaias and its high winds heavy rain passed through in Guttenberg, New Jersey. Fallen trees and debris littered the streets across the area, leaving thousands of people without power and disrupting subway service, the storm, which regained hurricane strength Monday night, brought heavy rainfall, lightning, strong winds and flooding to the New York City area. Photo: AFP
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Burrabazar wears a deserted look during the complete biweekly lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread, in Kolkata, India. Photo: PTI
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Members of the Securite Civile rescue organisation arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris. France is sending two planes to Lebanon on Wednesday with dozens of emergency workers, a mobile medical unit and 15 tons of aid. Photo: AP
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Cedric Gonnet (L), artistic director of the 'Guingette Project', plays music at the Ehpad (Establishment for the Housing of Elderly Dependant People) "Maison Saint Jean Helios" in the French riviera city of Nice. Photo: AFP
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Workers make medical protective masks at An Phu company's production facility for domestic and international markets, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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People wear protective face masks as they enjoy a boat trip on a canal in central Bruges, following the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid -19), Belgium. Photo: Reuters
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Voters, most wearing facemasks, wait in a queue to cast their ballots in the parliamentary election outside a polling station in Colombo. Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots on August 5 for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on power. Photo: AFP
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Fulham's Tom Cairney and Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic as they celebrate promotion to the premier league with teammates after winning the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Photo: Reuters
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A woman wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus takes photos of her friend at a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
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People wearing facemasks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk through Amsterdam. The Netherlands' two most populous cities began ordering people to wear face masks in busy streets on Wednesday amid rising coronavirus infection rates. Photo: AP
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Ireland's Harry Tector celebrates winning the match against England, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Photo: Reuters
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Residents walk in central in Aberdeen, eastern Scotland following the announcement that a local lockdown has been imposed on the city after a spike in the number of cases of novel coronavirus Covid-19. Scotland will re-impose lockdown restrictions in and around the city of Aberdeen after recording dozens of new coronavirus cases there this week. Photo: AFP
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Passengers arrive at the Luz train station, in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Brazil enters its sixth months of pandemic with almost 100,000 people dead and without any perspective of ending the tragedy, which some see as the inevitable consequence of the lack of national leadership to face it. Photo: AFP
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A teacher wearing a biosecurity suit as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, gives a class to a girl at home in Cali, Colombia. The "teacher at home" modality implemented by a local kindergarten seeks to help children keep in touch with teachers and reduce the emotional impact due to isolation during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
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A man rides his horse during a traditional Palestinian wedding ceremony in Gaza city. Photo: AFP

(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin)
 
 
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