Photos of the day: UAE leaders review Mars Hope probe launch; Syria votes for new parliament; severe floods in China

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A man wearing a face mask casts his vote inside a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Damascus, Syria July 19, 2020. Reuters
A man wearing a face mask casts his vote inside a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Damascus, Syria July 19, 2020. Reuters
Britain's Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi stand outside The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge after their wedding, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi stand outside The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge after their wedding, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications. Photo: Reuters
A camel vendor wait for customers at a camel market set up for the upcoming Eid Al Adha festival or the 'Festival of Sacrifice' in Karachi.   Photo: AFP
A camel vendor wait for customers at a camel market set up for the upcoming Eid Al Adha festival or the 'Festival of Sacrifice' in Karachi.  Photo: AFP
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: ‘KCNA’ which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. AP
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: ‘KCNA’ which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. AP
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.  Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas, and then had it taken away. Busch failed postrace tech inspection Saturday after finishing ahead of Austin Cindric, who was declared the winner for the third victory in a row after winning both Xfinity races at Kentucky. Photo: AP
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Kyle Busch celebrated a 10th NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Texas, and then had it taken away. Busch failed postrace tech inspection Saturday after finishing ahead of Austin Cindric, who was declared the winner for the third victory in a row after winning both Xfinity races at Kentucky. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump plays golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., as seen from the other side of the Potomac River in Darnestown. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump plays golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., as seen from the other side of the Potomac River in Darnestown. Photo: AP
Tiger Woods hits from the 15th fairway during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: AP
Tiger Woods hits from the 15th fairway during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: AP
European Council President Charles Michel, left, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, third right, and French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Leaders from 27 European Union nations met face-to-face for a second day of an EU summit to assess an overall budget and recovery package spread over seven years estimated at some 1.75 trillion to 1.85 trillion euros.  Photo: AP
European Council President Charles Michel, left, speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, third right, and French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Leaders from 27 European Union nations met face-to-face for a second day of an EU summit to assess an overall budget and recovery package spread over seven years estimated at some 1.75 trillion to 1.85 trillion euros. Photo: AP
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani adjusts his face mask in a meeting of the national headquarters of the fight against the Covid-19, in Tehran, Iran. He estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak's beginning, citing an Iranian Health Ministry study that has so far not been made public, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. Writing in Farsi at top right reads, 'The Presidency.' Photo: AP
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani adjusts his face mask in a meeting of the national headquarters of the fight against the Covid-19, in Tehran, Iran. He estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak's beginning, citing an Iranian Health Ministry study that has so far not been made public, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. Writing in Farsi at top right reads, "The Presidency." Photo: AP
Thousands of motorcyclists ride in convoy in Nuremberg, Germany. They demonstrate against possible driving bans on Sundays and holidays. The background is a resolution of the Bundesrat, the upper house of the German parliament, which calls on the federal government to enforce such temporary restrictions. Photo: AP
Thousands of motorcyclists ride in convoy in Nuremberg, Germany. They demonstrate against possible driving bans on Sundays and holidays. The background is a resolution of the Bundesrat, the upper house of the German parliament, which calls on the federal government to enforce such temporary restrictions. Photo: AP
The AIDAblucrusi ship of the shipping company Aida Cruises arrives without passengers in the Baltic Sea resort, full of tourists on the beach in Rostock, Germany. The ship is one of the first cruise ships to arrive in Rostock after the start of the season, which was planned four months ago, was cancelled due to corona conditions. Photo: AP
The AIDAblucrusi ship of the shipping company Aida Cruises arrives without passengers in the Baltic Sea resort, full of tourists on the beach in Rostock, Germany. The ship is one of the first cruise ships to arrive in Rostock after the start of the season, which was planned four months ago, was cancelled due to corona conditions. Photo: AP
Aram Vardazaryan stands inside his home which suffered of bombing attacks on July 18, 2020, in the village of Aygepar, Tavush region, recently damaged by shelling during armed clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Russia said, it is prepared to mediate peace talks between ex-Soviet rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan after fighting escalated along their shared border. Photo: AFP
Aram Vardazaryan stands inside his home which suffered of bombing attacks on July 18, 2020, in the village of Aygepar, Tavush region, recently damaged by shelling during armed clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Russia said, it is prepared to mediate peace talks between ex-Soviet rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan after fighting escalated along their shared border. Photo: AFP
An aerial view shows flooded residential buildings due to rising water levels of the Yangtze river in Jiujiang, China's central Jiangxi province. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze River, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways.Photo: AFP
An aerial view shows flooded residential buildings due to rising water levels of the Yangtze river in Jiujiang, China's central Jiangxi province. Vast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the Yangtze River, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defences and turned homes into waterways.Photo: AFP
Firefighters are at work to put out a fire at the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral in Nantes, western France. The major fire that broke out on July 18, 2020 inside the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes has now been contained, emergency services said. 'It is a major fire,' the emergency operations centre said, adding that crews were alerted just before 8am (0600 GMT) and that 60 firefighters had been dispatched. - AFP<p></p> <p></p>Research: Fakhar Ul Islam/Khaleej Times
Firefighters are at work to put out a fire at the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral in Nantes, western France. The major fire that broke out on July 18, 2020 inside the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes has now been contained, emergency services said. "It is a major fire," the emergency operations centre said, adding that crews were alerted just before 8am (0600 GMT) and that 60 firefighters had been dispatched. - AFP<p></p> <p></p>Research: Fakhar Ul Islam/Khaleej Times

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