World in Photo : Aug. 13, 2020
BAGHDAD, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A woman has her hands disinfected at the entrance to a shopping center in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 13, 2020. The Iraqi Health Ministry on Thursday recorded 3,841 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the outbreak of the disease, as the health officials warned of a higher number of infections in the coming days.
PESHAWAR, Aug. 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Pakistans national flags and festive decorations are seen in a market on the eve of the Independence Day in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Aug. 13, 2020.
NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People wait to receive COVID-19 test at a temporary test site at Sunset Park of Brooklyn in New York, the United States, Aug. 13, 2020. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Aug. 12 announced that the City would activate the next stage of its hyper-local COVID-19 response in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As the area continues to see low testing rates and higher rates of positivity, the City will deploy additional testing and outreach resources to ensure residents can immediately safely separate and receive assistance through supportive services.
TUNIS, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A woman in Tunisian folk costumes attends celebrations of the annual National Womens Day in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, Aug. 13, 2020.
DAR ES SALAAM, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Staff members work at a site of Tanzanias Central Railway Line rehabilitation project undertaken by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation in Tanzania on April 15, 2019. Tanzanias Central Railway Line was built over a century ago and has played an important role in connecting its inland provinces and neighboring landlocked countries with sea ports. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is currently rehabilitating 985 kilometers of the railways existing line and repairing affiliated infrastructure to improve its transportation capacity and strengthen the transportation network with neighboring countries.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Aug. 13, 2020. The impasse in U.S. Congress over renewal of the expiring programs that mitigated the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo the stimulus effect of the programs and exacerbate the economic damage from the lockdown, according to a newly released study.
ERUSALEM, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at a press conference in Jerusalem, on Aug. 13, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday his country and the United Arab Emirates reached a full and official peace deal.