Photos of the day: Hurricane Hanna batters Texas; China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu; Malaysia’s Najib Razak awaits verdict

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Ultadanga flyover in Kolkata wears a deserted look during the complete lockdown on weekends in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Photo: PTI
Ultadanga flyover in Kolkata wears a deserted look during the complete lockdown on weekends in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Photo: PTI
A worker removes the sign at the entrance to the US consulate in Chengdu, in Sichuan province.  China on July 24 ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United States being shuttered, capping a furious week of Cold War-style diplomacy.  Photo: AFP
A worker removes the sign at the entrance to the US consulate in Chengdu, in Sichuan province. China on July 24 ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United States being shuttered, capping a furious week of Cold War-style diplomacy. Photo: AFP
In this file photo, Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak waves after a court appearance in Kuala Lumpur. A Malaysian court on July 28, 2020 will hand down its verdict in Najib Razak's first corruption trial, nearly 16 months after it began probing the former prime minister's role in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. - Photo: AFP
In this file photo, Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak waves after a court appearance in Kuala Lumpur. A Malaysian court on July 28, 2020 will hand down its verdict in Najib Razak's first corruption trial, nearly 16 months after it began probing the former prime minister's role in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. - Photo: AFP
Police and protesters clash near Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. A large group of protesters were marching on Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality and racial injustice.  Photo: AP
Police and protesters clash near Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. A large group of protesters were marching on Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police brutality and racial injustice. Photo: AP
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an emergency Politburo meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. Photo: AP
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an emergency Politburo meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. Photo: AP
Brandon Jones celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Photo: AP
Brandon Jones celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Photo: AP
Undated handout photo released by the Royal Communications, showing the unveiling in London of a new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by artist Miriam Escofet, left, with Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Service, right. The painting was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), as a 'lasting tribute to her service' to diplomacy. The Queen paid a virtual visit to the FCO via video call, to hear about their response to the Covid-19 outbreak and join the unveiling of the new portrait.  Photo: AP
Undated handout photo released by the Royal Communications, showing the unveiling in London of a new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by artist Miriam Escofet, left, with Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Service, right. The painting was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), as a 'lasting tribute to her service' to diplomacy. The Queen paid a virtual visit to the FCO via video call, to hear about their response to the Covid-19 outbreak and join the unveiling of the new portrait. Photo: AP
Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle, shortly after protesters left the area. A large group of protesters were marching Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police and racial injustice. Protesters broke windows and vandalized cars at the facility. AP
Construction buildings burn near the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle, shortly after protesters left the area. A large group of protesters were marching Saturday in Seattle in support of Black Lives Matter and against police and racial injustice. Protesters broke windows and vandalized cars at the facility. AP
Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany. Three people died on Saturday after an ultra-light aircraft crashed into the apartment building and caught fire. Photo: AP
Emergency services attend the scene after a light plane crashed into an apartment building in Wesel, Germany. Three people died on Saturday after an ultra-light aircraft crashed into the apartment building and caught fire. Photo: AP
Enable ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot Racecourse, England . Photo: AP
Enable ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot Racecourse, England . Photo: AP
In this file photo British rock and blues guitarist Peter Green, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, backstage before performing with his own band, Peter Green's Splinter Group, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in New York. Lawyers representing the family of Peter Green, say in a statement  that he has died, aged 73. AP
In this file photo British rock and blues guitarist Peter Green, a founding member of Fleetwood Mac, backstage before performing with his own band, Peter Green's Splinter Group, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in New York. Lawyers representing the family of Peter Green, say in a statement that he has died, aged 73. AP
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures after going out for a ride and having his motorcycle's engine overhaul after he announced he tested negative for Covid-19 more than two weeks after being diagnosed, in Brasilia, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures after going out for a ride and having his motorcycle's engine overhaul after he announced he tested negative for Covid-19 more than two weeks after being diagnosed, in Brasilia, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
Monster Energy Yamaha's Italian rider Valentino Rossi (R) and Aprilia Factory Racing's British rider Bradley Smith look back during the third MotoGP free practice session of the Andalucia Grand Prix at the Jerez race track in Jerez de la Frontera. Photo:  AFP
Monster Energy Yamaha's Italian rider Valentino Rossi (R) and Aprilia Factory Racing's British rider Bradley Smith look back during the third MotoGP free practice session of the Andalucia Grand Prix at the Jerez race track in Jerez de la Frontera. Photo: AFP
Customers wearing handmade facemasks studded with diamonds take selfie pictures at D Khushalbhai Jewellers showroom in Surat, some 270 km from Ahmadabad.  Photo: AFP
Customers wearing handmade facemasks studded with diamonds take selfie pictures at D Khushalbhai Jewellers showroom in Surat, some 270 km from Ahmadabad. Photo: AFP
An aerial view shows people navigating their way through a sunflower maze in the village of Tarbock near Liverpool, north west England. Farmer Olly Harrison created the maze and a large-scale flower installation in honour of key workers on his cereal farm over 17 acres during coronavirus lockdown. Visitors can explore the sunflower installation with half the tickets sale proceeds being donated to NHS charities.  Photo: AFP
An aerial view shows people navigating their way through a sunflower maze in the village of Tarbock near Liverpool, north west England. Farmer Olly Harrison created the maze and a large-scale flower installation in honour of key workers on his cereal farm over 17 acres during coronavirus lockdown. Visitors can explore the sunflower installation with half the tickets sale proceeds being donated to NHS charities. Photo: AFP
An elderly Palestinian man inspects a sheep at a livestock market in Rafah city as Muslims prepare for the sacrificial Eid Al Adha feast. Photo:  AFP
An elderly Palestinian man inspects a sheep at a livestock market in Rafah city as Muslims prepare for the sacrificial Eid Al Adha feast. Photo: AFP
Norwegian artist Kjell Elvis (Kjell Henning Bjørnstad) performs in central Oslo in an attempt to beat the record of the world´s longest Elvis Presley singing marathon in Oslo. His plan is to perform continuously for 50 hours, ending Saturday morning. Photo:  AFP<p></p><p></p>(Research done by Fakhar Ul Islam/KT)
Norwegian artist Kjell Elvis (Kjell Henning Bjørnstad) performs in central Oslo in an attempt to beat the record of the world´s longest Elvis Presley singing marathon in Oslo. His plan is to perform continuously for 50 hours, ending Saturday morning. Photo: AFP<p></p><p></p>(Research done by Fakhar Ul Islam/KT)

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