Photos of the day: Dubai Police distribute disinfectants to motorists; plane catches fire at Shanghai airport; Qantas bids farewell to 747 jumbo jet

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Dusty afternoon at the corniche in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
Dusty afternoon at the corniche in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
Men wearing protective face masks stand as they work on raising the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, before the annual pilgrimage season, at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
Men wearing protective face masks stand as they work on raising the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, before the annual pilgrimage season, at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
Mexican architect Percibald Garcia greets to children as he reads aloud a different story from a book every day to children stuck at home in an apartment complex, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues, in the Tlatelolco neighbourhood in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Reuters
Mexican architect Percibald Garcia greets to children as he reads aloud a different story from a book every day to children stuck at home in an apartment complex, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues, in the Tlatelolco neighbourhood in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Reuters
Mariah Wilson and Jose Mannucci ride the Canadian tourist boat Hornblower which is limited under Ontario's rules to just six passengers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Reuters
Mariah Wilson and Jose Mannucci ride the Canadian tourist boat Hornblower which is limited under Ontario's rules to just six passengers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Reuters
Indigenous Australians perform a ritual in front of a Qantas 747 jumbo jet, before it's last departure from the Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, as Qantas retires its remaining Boeing 747 planes early due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Indigenous Australians perform a ritual in front of a Qantas 747 jumbo jet, before it's last departure from the Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, as Qantas retires its remaining Boeing 747 planes early due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Firefighters work at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire, at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. Photo: Reuters
Firefighters work at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane caught fire, at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. Photo: Reuters
People are seen in a McDonald's after over 700 restaurants of the fast-food chain reopened with a dine-in service as business restrictions imposed to combat coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic eased, in London, Britain. Photo: Reuters
People are seen in a McDonald's after over 700 restaurants of the fast-food chain reopened with a dine-in service as business restrictions imposed to combat coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic eased, in London, Britain. Photo: Reuters
Yamuna river flows beside the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra. The water quality of the river, which had improved during lockdown, is deteriorating now due to various factors including rain washed garbage from drains emptying into the river. Photo: PTI
Yamuna river flows beside the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra. The water quality of the river, which had improved during lockdown, is deteriorating now due to various factors including rain washed garbage from drains emptying into the river. Photo: PTI
A woman wearing a protective face mask and face shield is seen inside Japan Olympics Museum, a day before the start of the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Olympics that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
A woman wearing a protective face mask and face shield is seen inside Japan Olympics Museum, a day before the start of the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Olympics that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
Tailors are seen wearing a protective face mask at an underpass Jatinegara amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Tailors are seen wearing a protective face mask at an underpass Jatinegara amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Chicago police investigate the scene of a mass shooting where more than a dozen people were shot in the Gresham neighborhood, of Chicago. Photo: AP
Chicago police investigate the scene of a mass shooting where more than a dozen people were shot in the Gresham neighborhood, of Chicago. Photo: AP
This long-exposure picture taken late on July 22, 2020, shows a view of the Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) in the sky over the Mont-Saint-Michel, western France. The Comet C/2020 F3 was discovered March 27, 2020, by NEOWISE, the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a space telescope launched by NASA in 2009. Photo: AFP
This long-exposure picture taken late on July 22, 2020, shows a view of the Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) in the sky over the Mont-Saint-Michel, western France. The Comet C/2020 F3 was discovered March 27, 2020, by NEOWISE, the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a space telescope launched by NASA in 2009. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians walk past a local market, which was reopened after an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in Kathmandu. Nepal on July 21 said it will resume international commercial flights in mid-August and announced an end to its coronavirus lockdown in a boost for the struggling tourism sector. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians walk past a local market, which was reopened after an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in Kathmandu. Nepal on July 21 said it will resume international commercial flights in mid-August and announced an end to its coronavirus lockdown in a boost for the struggling tourism sector. Photo: AFP
A man washes shirts in a water tank at a laundry, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters
A man washes shirts in a water tank at a laundry, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: Reuters
A man makes a run as he along with others plays cricket while people watching in an open space with the financial district's buildings in the background, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: Reuters
A man makes a run as he along with others plays cricket while people watching in an open space with the financial district's buildings in the background, as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in Karachi, Pakistan. Photo: Reuters
Harvest workers from Poland and Ukraine pick strawberries in a field of the Erdbeerhof Glantz near the Baltic Sea in Hohen Wieschendorf, Germany. The strawberry season in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is coming to an end. Photo: AP
Harvest workers from Poland and Ukraine pick strawberries in a field of the Erdbeerhof Glantz near the Baltic Sea in Hohen Wieschendorf, Germany. The strawberry season in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is coming to an end. Photo: AP
A young woman purchases 'rakhi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Jammu. Photo: PTI
A young woman purchases 'rakhi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Jammu. Photo: PTI
A firefighting plane makes a water drop as a wildfire burns near the village of Kechries, Greece. Photo: Reuters
A firefighting plane makes a water drop as a wildfire burns near the village of Kechries, Greece. Photo: Reuters
Tourists wear face masks get off the train from the top of La Rhune, a Basque mountain, in Sare, southwestern France. Face masks are now obligatory in France's supermarkets, shopping malls, banks, stores, and indoor markets, to curb worrisome signs that the coronavirus is making inroads again. Photo: AP(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)
Tourists wear face masks get off the train from the top of La Rhune, a Basque mountain, in Sare, southwestern France. Face masks are now obligatory in France's supermarkets, shopping malls, banks, stores, and indoor markets, to curb worrisome signs that the coronavirus is making inroads again. Photo: AP(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)

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