Photos of the day: UAE glows with Eid decor; Haj begins amid Covid-19 restrictions; mercury soars in Baghdad

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Visitors enjoy the ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi after it reopened with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
Visitors enjoy the ride at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi after it reopened with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
Residents shop at Al Wahda Mall ahead of Eid Al Adha celebration in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
Residents shop at Al Wahda Mall ahead of Eid Al Adha celebration in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
A worker feeds ostriches at a Zoo in Dubai's Al Awir town. Photo: AFP
A worker feeds ostriches at a Zoo in Dubai's Al Awir town. Photo: AFP
Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual Haj, downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.Photo: @makkahregion/Twitter
Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual Haj, downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.Photo: @makkahregion/Twitter
Workers cleaning while few pilgrims pray in front of the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque complex in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus crisis. Photo: AFP
Workers cleaning while few pilgrims pray in front of the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque complex in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus crisis. Photo: AFP
People cool off under an outdoor shower as the temperature soars in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: Reuters
People cool off under an outdoor shower as the temperature soars in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: Reuters
A group of tourists walk past Hagia Sophia as they go toward the historical Sultanahmet district in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: AFP
A group of tourists walk past Hagia Sophia as they go toward the historical Sultanahmet district in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: AFP
Hundreds of people working in the music industry protest against the country's anti-coronavirus measures at a demonstration with the motto 'For Live Music' at the Old Town Square in Prague. Photo: AFP
Hundreds of people working in the music industry protest against the country's anti-coronavirus measures at a demonstration with the motto "For Live Music" at the Old Town Square in Prague. Photo: AFP
Women look at 'rakhis' (sacred thread) ahead of the annual Hindu festival 'Raksha Bandhan', marked by a simple ceremony in which sisters ties a colourful bracelet or a decorative string around the wrist of their brothers, at a shop in Amritsar. Photo: AFP
Women look at 'rakhis' (sacred thread) ahead of the annual Hindu festival 'Raksha Bandhan', marked by a simple ceremony in which sisters ties a colourful bracelet or a decorative string around the wrist of their brothers, at a shop in Amritsar. Photo: AFP
The conservation team at the Natural History Museum clean Hope, a blue whale skeleton during preparations to reopen, after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused its closure, in London, Britain. Photo: Reuters
The conservation team at the Natural History Museum clean Hope, a blue whale skeleton during preparations to reopen, after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused its closure, in London, Britain. Photo: Reuters
The flag-draped casket of civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who died July 17, is carried by a US military honor guard to the center of the US Capitol Rotunda to lie in state in Washington, Monday. Photo: AP
The flag-draped casket of civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who died July 17, is carried by a US military honor guard to the center of the US Capitol Rotunda to lie in state in Washington, Monday. Photo: AP
Livestock vendors decorate their camels ahead of the Eid Al Adha, at a cattle market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Photo: AFP
Livestock vendors decorate their camels ahead of the Eid Al Adha, at a cattle market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Photo: AFP
Gallery assistants pose for the media during the opening of 'Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers' at The Design Museum, after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused its closure, in London, Britain.  Photo: Reuters
Gallery assistants pose for the media during the opening of 'Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers' at The Design Museum, after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused its closure, in London, Britain. Photo: Reuters
Tourists take photos at a viewpoint in Pollenc¸a, in the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. Photo: AP
Tourists take photos at a viewpoint in Pollenc¸a, in the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. Photo: AP
A woman wearing a protective face mask and a face shield works at a food stall, as the government eases the restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
A woman wearing a protective face mask and a face shield works at a food stall, as the government eases the restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
Cabinet members sit under the leadership of Markus Soeder (C left) in the lower court garden of the State Chancellery at the start of the Bavarian cabinet meeting in Munich, southern Germany.  Photo: AFP
Cabinet members sit under the leadership of Markus Soeder (C left) in the lower court garden of the State Chancellery at the start of the Bavarian cabinet meeting in Munich, southern Germany. Photo: AFP
A demonstrator sets fire to an American flag during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, US. Photo: Reuters
A demonstrator sets fire to an American flag during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, US. Photo: Reuters
Inmates protest on the roof of a San Sebastian prison, asking for better medical attention amid the pandemic and to be given the results from previously administered Covid-19 tests, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo: AP
Inmates protest on the roof of a San Sebastian prison, asking for better medical attention amid the pandemic and to be given the results from previously administered Covid-19 tests, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo: AP

Published: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 12:29 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2020, 3:05 PM

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak (bottom C) speaks to members of the media after he was found guilty in his corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur. Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was sentenced on July 28 to 12 years in jail on corruption charges linked to the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that led to the downfall of his government two years ago.  Photo: AFP<p></p>(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)
Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak (bottom C) speaks to members of the media after he was found guilty in his corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur. Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was sentenced on July 28 to 12 years in jail on corruption charges linked to the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that led to the downfall of his government two years ago. Photo: AFP<p></p>(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)


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