A week around the world in 7 photos, from August 27 to September 2, 2022

Monsoon of unequaled force in Pakistan, deadly demonstrations in Iraq and back to school… The week of August 27 to September 2 in pictures.

A building was  destroyed during Russian military action in Mariupol (south-eastern Ukraine) on Sunday, August 28. The International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA) carried out, Thursday, September 1, an inspection of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, in the south-east of Ukraine, to carry out a state of the site locations.  Bombings and fires raging around the place, occupied  by the Russian army since the beginning of March, fuel fears of a nuclear disaster in Europe.  According to IAEA experts, “the integrity  physical”  of the plant “has been  raped.

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Workers restore the municipal stadium in the city of Idlib (northern Syria), in a region held by the rebels, after seven years of closure, Monday August 29.  The war in Syria, started  in 2011, killed  almost half a million people and forced about half  of the country's pre-war population at  leave their homes. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), just over 1.6 million people living in  Idlib are displaced, that is to say half  of the inhabitants of the province. In total, the country will have nearly 6.7 million internally displaced people in 2022.

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Workers restore the municipal stadium in the city of Idlib (northern Syria), in a region held by the rebels, after seven years of closure, Monday August 29. The war in Syria, which began in 2011, killed nearly half a million people and forced about half of the country’s pre-war population from their homes. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), just over 1.6 million people living in Idlib today are displaced, or half of the province’s inhabitants. In total, the country would have nearly 6.7 million internally displaced persons in 2022.

Supporters of Shiite populist leader Moqtada al-Sadr swim in the pool at the presidential palace in Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday (August 29th).  Dozens of angry supporters stormed the ceremonial building, located  in the fortified Green Zone, shortly after Moqtada al-Sadr announced  that he was leaving politics.  In October 2021, the latter had won;  legislative elections.  But without a majority  absolute and refusing any alliance, he was not  able to form a government and since then Iraq has been in a political stalemate.  À  Baghdad, the fighting having opposed, on Monday, the supporters of the Shiite and those of his rivals from the parties and militias affiliated with Baghdad.  Iran left 30 people dead.

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Supporters of populist Shiite chef Moqtada al-Sadr swim in the swimming pool of the presidential palace, in the green zone of Baghdad, on Monday August 29. Dozens of angry supporters stormed the ceremonial building, located in the walled Green Zone, shortly after Moqtada al-Sadr announced he was leaving politics. In October 2021, the latter had won the legislative elections. But without an absolute majority and refusing any alliance, he was unable to form a government and, Since then, Iraq has been in a political stalemate. In Baghdad, the fights having opposed, on Monday, the supporters of the Shiite and those of his rivals of the parties and militias affiliated with Iran killed thirty.

A residential area is flooded in the Pakistani town of Dera Allah Yar, after heavy monsoon rains in Jafarabad district, Balochistan province, Tuesday (August 30th).  For several weeks, the monsoon has been reaching unprecedented strength and causing exceptional floods in Pakistan: it has caused the death of approximately 1,200 people and affected more than 33 million Pakistanis .  Rescuers are struggling to  come to the aid of isolated populations in mountainous regions.

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A residential area is flooded in the Pakistani city of Dera Allah Yar, after heavy monsoon rains in Jafarabad district, Balochistan province, Tuesday (August 30th). For several weeks, the monsoon has been reaching unprecedented strength and causing exceptional floods in Pakistan: it has caused the death of around 1,200 people and affected more than 33 million Pakistanis. Relief is struggling to help isolated populations in mountainous regions.

The Amazon rainforest is burning near Lago do Cuniã  the border of the states of Rondônia and Amazonas, in the north of Brazil, on Wednesday August 31.  Brazil had not seen so many fires in the Amazon in August for twelve years. At least 3,358 fires   detected on August 22 in the largest tropical forest in the world, a sign of worsening deforestation.  Experts attribute these fires in the Amazon to;  the action of farmers, ranchers and speculators who illegally clear land by burning trees. The fire season in this part of the globe usually begins in August ;t, with the onset of drought.  This year, as of July, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has spotted 5,373 of them, 8% more than during the same month in 2021. Since With the coming to power of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in January 2019, the average annual deforestation in the Amazon has increased.  by 75% compared to  the previous decade.

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The Amazon rainforest is burning near the Lago do Cuniã extractive reserve, on the border of the states of Rondônia and Amazonas, in northern Brazil, on Wednesday August 31. Brasil had never seen so many fires in the Amazon in August for twelve years. At least 3,358 fires were detected on August 22, in the largest rainforest in the world, a sign of worsening deforestation. Experts attribute these fires in the Amazon to the action of farmers, ranchers and speculators who illegally clear land by burning trees. The fire season in this part of the globe usually begins in August, with the onset of drought. This year, as of July, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has spotted 5,373 of them, or 8% more than during the same month in 2021. Since the coming to power of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in January 2019, the average annual deforestation in the Amazon increased by 75% compared to the previous decade.

Schoolbags are hung on the coat racks on Thursday, September 1, the day of the start of the school year, at the  the Poulletier school, at  Paris.  Some twelve million students have (re) returned to school in France,”with a teacher in front of each class”, promises the government, despite  an unprecedented recruitment crisis in national education.  The phenomenon is certainly not new, but it has become even worse.  this year, with more than 4,000 vacancies not filled in competitions out of 27,300 open vacancies in the public and private sectors;  (and 850,000 teachers in total).  To overcome this shortage, the National Education has recruited contract teachers –3,000, according to Minister Pap Ndiaye–, trained in a few days before finding themselves faced with a problem.  a class.

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Schoolbags are hung on coat racks on Thursday, September 1, the day of the start of the school year, at the Poulletier school in Paris. Some twelve million students have (re)turned to school in France, “with a teacher in front of each class”, promises the government, despite an unprecedented recruitment crisis in National Education. The phenomenon is certainly not new, but it has worsened even more this year, with more than 4,000 vacancies not filled in competitions out of 27,300 open positions in the public and private sectors (and 850,000 teachers in total). To overcome this shortage, the National Education has recruited contract teachers –3,000, according to Minister Pap Ndiaye–, trained in a few days before facing a class.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal receives medical treatment, lying down  on the court, during the second round of the US Open 2022, at  New York, Thursday September 1: the player had hit himself.  in the face with his racket during his match against the Italian Fabio Fognini. Rafael Nadal ended up beating his opponent in four sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1) and therefore joins Richard Gasquet in the third round of the competition.

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Spaniard Rafael Nadal receives medical treatment while lying on the court during the second round of the US Open 2022, in New York, Thursday September 1: the player had hit himself in the face with his racket during his match against the Italian Fabio Fognini. Rafael Nadal ended up beating his opponent in four sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1) and therefore joins Richard Gasquet in the third round of the competition.

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Mikhail Gorbachev, the lost USSR

A week around the world in 7 photos, from August 20 to 26, 2022

A week around the world in 7 photos, from August 20 to 26, 2022

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