(Bloomberg) — Iran lost $150 billion of revenue since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on its economy, President Hassan Rouhani said. The U.S. measures are also hampering imports of medical and food supplies, Rouhani said in a statement Saturday on state television. […]
(Bloomberg) — Iran lost $150 billion of revenue since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on its economy, President Hassan Rouhani said.
The U.S. measures are also hampering imports of medical and food supplies, Rouhani said in a statement Saturday on state television.
A pedestrian wears a protective face mask and surgical gloves while carrying fresh bread from a bakery in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced a series of banking, welfare and tax relief measures to support business and families as the coronavirus outbreak puts severe strain on the economy.
Iran’s economy has shrunk over the past two years, inflation and unemployment are rising. Crude exports that the nation depends on for most of its foreign exchange are less than 10% of their level before the U.S. withdrew from the multilateral agreement in May 2018.
“If people want to curse anyone for problems and shortcomings in the country, it’s the White House,” Rouhani said.
Relations between the U.S. and Iran have been at their worst since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and over the past two years defined by a security crisis triggered by Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord and culminating in the assassination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January.
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Traders and buyers gather at a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Students wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic attend the first day of the new school year in Erbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Armenian army destroys Azerbaijani tanks at the contact line of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, near Azerbaijan, on Sept. 27, 2020. Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has broken out around the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Defense Ministry said two Azerbaijani helicopters have been shot down. Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan also said Armenian forces hit three Azerbaijani tanks.
People walk among thousands of Spanish flags, representing the Spanish victims of COVID-19, in the Roma park in Madrid, Spain, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Spectators watch a surfing competition, organized to revive local tourism, with national and international participants present on the island at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Mourners chant slogans during the funeral of two Palestinian fishermen, in front of their family house in Deir el-Balah refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, on Sept. 27, 2020. The two fishermen were killed by Egyptian naval forces in the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 25, as three brothers were fishing near the Gaza-Egypt maritime frontier, according to the Palestinian fishermen union. The third brother was receiving treatment in Egypt.
Nicușor Dan, the mayoral candidate supported by the USR-PLUS Alliance and the ruling Liberal Party, wearing a face mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, exits a voting cabin in Bucharest, Romania, on Sept. 27, 2020. Dan faces the incumbent mayor of the Romanian capital, Gabriela Firea, supported by the Social Democratic Party in local elections.
Myanmar’s President Win Myint (R) and former President Htin Kyaw (L), wearing face shields and face masks, interact with each other as they attend a ceremony to mark the 32nd anniversary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Members of a feminist collective clash with police officers during a march to mark the International Safe Abortion Day in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Members of Tourism Police patrol against people not wearing protective face masks at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal as the spread of the COVID-19 continues, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Lawyers, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, chant slogans and wave an Algerian national flag as they demonstrate outside the Court of Algiers in Algeria, on Sept. 27, 2020, calling for the “independence of the judiciary.”
A teacher and her students are seen wearing face masks as they attend class at a school in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 27, 2020.
The local government has announced that educational institutions will reopen in phases, after having been closed for seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anti-government protesters block a main highway during a demonstration against deteriorating economic conditions as politicians are deadlocked over forming a new government, in the town of Jal el-Dib, north of Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Israelis pray outside a synagogue ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year, during a three-week nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Police barricade as student union activists stage a demonstration in front of Ministry of Education demanding reduction in school and college fees during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 27, 2020.
Smoke from a fire in Asuncion’s main landfill covers the poor neighborhood Bañado Sur, in Paraguay, on Sept. 27, 2020. The fire began on Sept. 26 night and it has been burning ever since without firefighters been able to put it out.
A man closes his restaurant in Marseille, France, on Sept. 27, 2020. As restaurants and bars in Marseille prepared to shut down for a week as part of scattered new French virus restrictions, Health Minister Olivier Veran insisted that the country plans no fresh lockdowns.
People attend an opposition rally to reject the presidential election results and to protest against the inauguration of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 27, 2020.
A volunteer walks past a burned passenger van following an overnight accident in the Nooriabad area on a highway near Karachi, Pakistan, on Sept. 26, 2020. At least 13 people were killed and several others injured when the passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway, local media reported.
Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein talk while posing for media prior to their meeting in Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) looks at athletes during the official opening of the renovated Nyayo National Stadium after three years closure in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Climate activists hold a banner reading “Burn Borders – Not Coal” during a protest walk aiming to block a huge open-pit coal mine Garzweiler in Keyenberg, Germany, on Sept. 26, 2020 The “Ende Gelaende” (EG) movement will try to blockade and occupy operations in one of energy giant RWE’s huge lignite pits, the new ground zero in an intensifying environmental battle.
Migrant workers, who work in Saudi Arabia, wait during rainfall in front of the Saudi Arabian Airlines office to collect air tickets to go back their workplaces, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (L) and Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan attend the opening session of the First National Economic Conference in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sept. 26, 2020.
A protester holds a placard reading “I am a potential victim” in Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 26, 2020, during a demonstration against violence against women, a few days after the arrest of famous kora player Sidiki Diabate for the alleged beating and kidnapping of his girlfriend.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits stands at the Space and Technology Festival (TEKNOFEST) in Gaziantep, Turkey, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Ethiopian Orthodox deacons blow traditional trumpets during the Meskel Festival to commemorate the discovery of the true cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Youngsters stage protest at Maitighar, Kathmandu, Nepal on Sept. 26, 2020, demanding justice for a young girl who was assaulted and killed.
Protesters raise their fists as relatives of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College march on the sixth anniversary of their disappearance in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Ushers wearing face masks following the COVID-19 outbreak, take a rest on the sidelines of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, or Auto China show, in Beijing, China, on Sept. 26, 2020.
People carry offerings to pray during the religious festival of Kuningan, at Sakenan Temple in Bali, Indonesia, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Citizens are seen at a park after parks were reopened to visitors as part of the easing restrictions following the COVID-19 lockdown, in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Prospective employees fill out applications at Job Expo 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 26, 2020. The expo is an effort by the Thai government and companies to boost the economy by offering nearly one million jobs to Thai people.
A man walks past a barrier blocking access to minor roads next to a sign recommending residents to stay at home in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sept. 26, 2020, as new restrictions have been introduced to try to halt a surge in COVID-19 cases.
A man looks at flooded farmland after a heavy downpour in Jigawa, Nigeria, on Sept. 26, 2020. Seasonal rains have sent water flowing over riverbanks again in Nigeria, raising the risk of cholera and disease.
Residents carry search and rescue work after an attack with a bomb-laden vehicle in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, on Sept. 26, 2020.
Women walk down the street during an opposition rally to protest against the presidential inauguration in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 26, 2020. Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko held his presidential inauguration in secret on Sept. 23, after claiming victory in disputed polls that his opposition rivals have described as massively rigged.
A woman gestures as she walks past protesters holding a banner reading “Adjame says no, no and no, to a 3rd term of Ouatarra” in Youpougon, Ivory Coast, on Sept. 26, 2020, during a gathering of the opposition against the candidacy for re-election of the incumbent President Alassane Ouattara.
The 28th National Sports Festival for People with Different Abilities is inaugurated at the Peshawar Sports Complex in Pakistan on Sept. 25, 2020.
Members of a team comprising Syrian athletes perform parkour stunts amongst the rubble of destroyed buildings in Kafr Nouran, Syria, on Sept. 25, 2020.
Supporters hold placards showing former Defense Minister and retired Colonel Major Bah N’Daw (above), who is now transitional president, and Colonel Assimi Goita, head of the junta that staged the Aug. 18 coup and who is now transitional vice president, outside a swearing-in ceremony in Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 25, 2020.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrive at the scene of a stabbing attack near the former offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, on Sept. 25, 2020.
A medical personnel sprays disinfectant as worshipers perform their Friday Prayers, in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 25. Iraqi authorities have now allowed the reopening of mosques, restaurants, cafes, parks, malls and canceled the overnight curfews, as the country eases the restrictions.
Members of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party shout slogans against the government in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 25, 2020.
Rescuers inspect the crash site of the An-26 plane, near Chuguev city in Ukraine on Sept. 26, 2020. The An-26 plane of the Ukrainian Air Force crashed while landing at the Chuguev airport.
An artist from the traditional Vietnam Tuong Theatre poses for a photograph on a street in the old quarters of Hanoi ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Vietnam, on Sept. 25, 2020.
People protest against the UAE and Bahrain signing normalization deal with Israel and new laws on “lifting personal freedom restrictions,” in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sept. 25, 2020. The banners read “The religion of Allah and the provisions of Islam are our red line.”
Visitors wearing face masks take a selfie with the iconic cartoon character Winnie the Pooh at the Hong Kong Disneyland on Sept. 25, 2020. Hong Kong Disneyland reopened its doors to visitors after being closed temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(L-R) Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s first deputy defence minister and chief of the general staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arrive at the Kapustin Yar training ground to watch the Kavkaz-2020 military drills in Astrakhan, Russia, on Sept. 25, 2020.
A security personnel looks at shoppers entering a Carrefour hypermarket, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in the Cairo suburb of Maadi, Egypt, on Sept. 25, 2020.
Climate activists hold placards calling for climate action as part of global climate change protests, in Quezon City, Philippines, on Sept. 25, 2020.
Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate uses a megaphone with other activists holding placards advocating for climate change during a demonstration in Luzira suburb of Kampala, in Uganda, on Sept. 25, 2020.
A girl hugs her mother during a protest for relatives and families of prisoners at Roumieh prison, as they carry placards calling for clemency for their relatives, after the Friday prayers in the coastal town of Sidon, Lebanon, on Sept. 25, 2020.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a congratulatory speech during a ceremony to mark the 72nd Armed Forces Day at the Special Warfare Command, in Icheon, South Korea, on Sept. 25, 2020.
People cross a road next to a billboard calling eeryone to wear masks on a mostly empty street following new restrictions in the three-week nationwide lockdown, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 26, 2020.
A member of the Extinction Rebellion performs depicting the death of the earth during a demonstration in Malaga, Spain, on Sept. 25, 2020.
Protesters wear masks depicting dogs while holding placards during demonstration against the decision of Dhaka city corporation authorities, demanding immediate stop to the illegal relocation of stray dogs in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 25, 2020.
Pakistan’s opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif gestures as he leaves the High Court in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sept. 24, 2020. The court extended his interim bail in the money laundering case until Sept. 28.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (L) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attend a news conference during a meeting to discuss how to push forward stalled Arab-Israeli peace talks, in Amman, Jordan, on Sept. 24, 2020.
People try to salvage valuables from buildings on fire after a tanker laden with gas exploded and left over a dozen of people critically injured and several buildings and vehicles burnt at Iju Ishaga in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová (L) and her Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky (R) review the Slovak guard of honor during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Guinea’s main opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo (R) speaks to the media at a press conference in Dakar, Senegal, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Health workers collect samples for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for arriving tourists at screening center of Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport in Egypt on Sept. 24, 2020. According to reports, all passengers arriving to Egypt airports are required to provide a negative PCR test for coronavirus.
A fighter loyal to Yemen’s Huthi rebels stands guard next to a stack of bills in the capital Sanaa, Yemen, on Sept. 24, 2020, during a ceremony by the Huthis to collect cash, food and other donations for their fighters.
Mali junta leader and new transition vice president Colonel Assimi Goita (L) with the new transition president Bah Ndaw (C) and Colonel Malick Diaw (R) of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) pose for a photograph during a meeting with Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) in Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Volunteers, wearing face shield and other protective equipment, work at a quarantine center amid the coronavirus pandemic in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Internally displaced South Sudanese families sit outside a classroom as they shelter from flood water from the broken dykes on Nile river, in Duk Padiet county of Jonglei State, South Sudan, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Members of special police units show off their skills during the promotion of the 23rd and 24th class of new police officers in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Children walk on a dusty road carrying items in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Sept, 24, 2020.
Nepalese people and migrant workers line up for PCR test outside the Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence carry out cleaning works at streets after Assad regime forces’ attacks in Idlib, Syria, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Heavy weapons and artilleries are being displayed as part of the Sacred Defense Week events for the anniversary of the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War, in Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 24, 2020 .
A worker seen at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing, China, on Sept. 24, 2020.
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen (2nd R), Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban (2nd L), Prime Minister of Czech Republic Andrej Babis (R) and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (L) meet in Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Sri Lankan bishop Maxwell Silva (C) arrives to testify before a Presidential Commission probing the 2019 Easter bombings, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sept. 24, 2020.
An anti-government protester holding an image of a pro-democracy commemorative plaque shouts slogans at a rally outside Thailand’s parliament in Bangkok on Sept. 24, 2020.
Libya’s foreign minister AbdulHadi al-Hawaij (C) visits al-Sidra oil port in the east of the country, on Sept. 24, 2020.
A COVID-19 swab test robot called SwabBot performs a self-administered nasal swab on a man during a demonstration in Singapore on Sept. 25, 2020.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong displays a bail paper outside the Central Police Station in Hong Kong on Sept. 24, 2020. Wong said he was arrested again for allegedly participating in an unauthorized assembly last October.
A farmer plants paddy sapling at a field after flood water decreased in Jamalpur District, Bangladesh, on Sept. 24, 2020.
A woman stirs the preparation as she takes part in the making of the traditional popular dipping sauce Ajvar in the village of Velika Kruša in Kosovo, on Sept. 24, 2020.
A Syrian refugee woman holds up a placard as she protests outside the headquarters of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, demanding to be moved out of Lebanon which is undergoing its worse economic crisis in history with rising unemployment and poverty levels, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Students wear protective face masks as they get their temperature checked before entering a class in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Sept. 23, 2020. The government allowed the reopening of schools from grade six to eight amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A guard walks outside the Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Bystanders look at the wreckage of a truck that caught fire in Lokoja, Nigeria, on Sept. 23, 2020. According to the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, at least 23 people, including students, were killed when a truck carrying petrol overturned and caught fire on a busy road.
Cosmonauts of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Sergey Ryzhikov, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins pose for a picture while undergoing tests ahead of their expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) at a training center in Star City, Russia, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Stranded Bangladeshi workers gather outside of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines office, demanding flight tickets to go back to Saudi Arabia, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 24, 2020.
Indonesian narcotic policemen burn a pile of confiscated marijuana at the regional police headquarters, in Banda Aceh on Sept. 23, 2020.
Maasai women sing for their men of Matapato clan before attending the Olng’esherr (meat-eating) passage ceremony to unite two age-sets; the older Ilpaamu and the younger Ilaitete into senior elder-hood as the final rite of passage, after the event was initially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Maparasha hills of Kajiado, Kenya, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Women hold placards reading “I am a human not a slave” (L) and “Down Patriarchy” during a protest against gender violence and patriarchy, in Pristina, Kosovo, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata’s glasses fog up as he wears a protective mask that looks like a steaming bowl of ramen noodle soup, in Yokohama, Japan, on Sept. 23, 2020.
A medic works in the underground parking of Rambam Health Care Campus, which was transformed into an intensive care facility for coronavirus patients, in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim gestures as he leaves after a press conference, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sept. 23, 2020.
A drone photo shows a road accident involving a tar loaded truck toppled over and hit an automobile at D-100 highway, in Duzce, Turkey, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok during a virtual meeting on Syria in the context of the fight against impunity, in the Hague, Netherlands, on Sept. 23, 2020.
People queue to register to work in Australia at the Ministry of Man Power in Dili, East Timor, also known as Timor Leste, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Nigerian Ambassador for South Africa Kabiru Bala (C) stands in front of the Nigerian Embassy where protestors gathered during a march under the banner of “Put South Africa First,” in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sept. 23, 2020.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in (R) ties a tassel onto the sword of General Nam Yeong-shin, new Army Chief of Staff, during his inauguration ceremony at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 23, 2020.
A man waves a flag as people celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 90th National Day, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 23, 2020.
(L to R) Algerian lawyer Abdelghani Badi, journalist Lynda Abbou, lawyer Mustapha Bouchachi and Zoubida Assoul, Leader of Algeria’s Union for Change and Progress political party, take part in a press conference in support of jailed Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, in Algiers, Algeria, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Security guards regulate traffic on a flooded road during heavy rain in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Hezbollah supporters wave Palestinian flags as they cross the embassy of the United Arab Emirates during a protest against normalizing relations between UAE and Bahrain with Israel, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 23, 2020.
A general view of parliament is seen as members of parliament cast their votes for newly appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble (not pictured) during a vote of confidence session attended by Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo (not pictured) in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Sept. 23, 2020. Somali lawmakers approved Roble as the country’s new prime minister in a landslide vote.
Turkish ambassador Ahmet Kavas (L) presents his letters of credence to the President of Senegal Macky Sall, in Dakar, Senegal, on Sept. 23, 2020.
Sikh pilgrims arrive to take part in a religious ritual on the occasion of the 481th death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province, on Sept. 22, 2020.
A supporter holds up a banner as he protests with others in front of the Casablanca Courthouse in Morocco on Sept. 22, 2020, on the first day of the hearing of journalist and activist Omar Radi.
Colonel Assimi Goïta (C), President of CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of People), addresses the press during the ceremony of the 60th anniversary of Mali’s independence in Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 22, 2020.
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong leaves the High Court after hearing the result of a judicial review over the disqualification from district elections, in Hong Kong on Sept. 23, 2020.
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi speaks virtually during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly, which is being held mostly virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., on Sept. 22, 2020.
In this photo taken from a footage released on Sept. 22, 2020, by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, paratroopers attend a military exercise at the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia.
Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko (L) and Russia’s Primorye Territory Governor Oleg Kozhemyako shake hands during a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 22.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stands with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz during an enhanced honor cordon ceremony, upon the latter’s arrival at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 22, 2020.
People chant slogans outside the Judicial and Legal Science Institute that serves as a make-shift courthouse for the trial of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir along with others co-accused over the 1989 military coup that brought Bashir to power, in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sept. 22, 2020.
Pope Francis reacts as he arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for the weekly general audience in the Vatican on Sept. 23, 2020.
Information signs are written in Chinese within the application launched at Istanbul Airport to make Chinese passengers feel at home, in Istanbul, Turkey on Sept. 22, 2020.
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) arrives to meet elderly people and healthcare staff in EHPAD La Bonne Eure nursing home in Bracieux, France, on Sept. 22, 2020.
A Hezbollah civil defense ambulance block a road that leads to the site of an explosion that rocked a Hezbollah stronghold, in the southern village of Ain Qana, Lebanon, on Sept. 22, 2020.
Firefighter teams respond to a small fire in Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Sept. 22, 2020.
A woman sweeps the floors at a government building in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Sept. 22, 2020.
Family members and supporters take part in a funeral procession of Ang Rita Sherpa (also known as the “snow leopard” for his climbing skills), who climbed Mount Everest 10 times without the use of supplement oxygen, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 23, 2020.
A view of A piscaria, the traditional and historical fish market of Catania, in Italy on Sept. 22, 2020.
Nguyen Khanh (C) is escorted by police personnel after a trial where he was sentenced to 24 years in prison for “terrorism,” at a court in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Sept. 22, 2020. Twenty people, including a Khanh, were jailed for the bombing of a police station in Ho Chi Minh City in June 2018.
Protesters shout slogans as they hold a giant Bulgarian flag with sign reading “resignation” during a demonstration near the parliament building in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sept. 22, 2020.
Women wearing traditional outfits take a break during a visit to Sensō-ji temple in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 22, 2020.
A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan, on Sept. 21, 2020. The Pakistani government launched an anti-polio vaccination campaign in an effort to eradicate the crippling disease.
Hezbollah supporters flash the victory sign as they display large Palestinians flags during a protest against normalizing relations with Israel, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 21, 2020.
Colonel Assimi Goita of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People is seen during a televised broadcast in Bamako, Mali, on Sept. 21, 2020. The head of Mali’s military junta, Goita said that he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that is supposed to bring about a return to democracy more than a month after a coup d’etat.
Two officials at a polling station overturn the ballot box on the table during a Constitutional Referendum on a cut of the amount of parliamentarians, in Turin, Italy, on Sept. 21, 2020.
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (R) and European Parliament President David Sassoli attend a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, on Sept. 21, 2020. European foreign ministers welcomed Tikhanovskaya to Brussels as they prepare EU sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.
Clubbing enthusiasts dance to techno music during the “Love World Peace Parade” in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 21, 2020. Several hundred participants, most wearing face masks, danced while accompanied by two party trucks in the city center at an event meant to be reminiscent of the Love Parade.
Demonstrators that are demanding the resignation of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador camp out on the intersection of Mexico City’s Juarez Avenue and Reforma, in Mexico on Sept. 21, 2020.
Demonstrators march during a protest against police brutality, in Medellin, Colombia, on Sept. 21, 2020.
A woman flashes the victory sign during a rally in solidarity with Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni at the Tahar Djaout Press House in Algiers, Algeria, on Sept. 21, 2020. Drareni, who has been under arrest since March, received a two-year prison term during his appeal hearing on Sept. 15, after he had been previously sentenced to three years in jail in August on charges of inciting an unarmed gathering and endangering national unity.
A man rides a motorcycle past a U.S. military vehicle patrolling the town of Tal Tamr, Syria, on Sept. 21, 2020.
Health workers wheel out a group of about 80 COVID-19 patients who have been discharged and are being released from the former Athletes Village built for Lima’s Panamerican Games, which is used as a temporary hospital treating hundreds of COVID-19 patients in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 21, 2020.
A relative prays in front of the casket of Nepal’s veteran mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa during his funeral ceremony at the Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 21, 2020. Ang Rita Sherpa, nicknamed “snow leopard” for climbing the world’s highest mountain a record 10 times without bottled oxygen, died at the age of 72.
A car swept away by floodwaters is seen on top of debris in Pesawahan village in Sukabumi, Indonesia, on Sept. 22, 2020, a day after flash floods in the area.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) welcomes Slovenian President Borut Pahor for a meeting at Elysee Palace in Paris, France, on Sept. 21, 2020. The leaders will discuss the sanitarian situation in Europe.
A medical worker conducts disinfection at a hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Sept. 21, 2020.
A view of a near-empty road amid the COVID-19 pandemic after authorities announced a stay-at-home order, in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, on Sept. 21, 2020.
Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi is seen on giant video screens during his online speech during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 21, 2020.
Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti (R) signs an economic agreement with head of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Adam Boehler (L), witnessed by U.S. presidential envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia talks Richard Grenell, (2nd L), and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, in Pristina, Kosovo, on Sept. 21, 2020. A high-level delegation from the United States visited Kosovo to discuss on how to move ahead with projects signed earlier at a White House meeting between Kosovo and Serbia to normalize their economic ties.
First grade students wearing protective face masks stretch their arms out to learn about social distancing during a physical education class at the Florya Ugur College in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sept. 21, 2020. For the first time since schools closed on March 16 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, kindergarten and first grade students were allowed to return for in-person classes at schools across Turkey.
An artist works on a clay sculpture depicting a Hindu goddess for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 21, 2020.
South Korean unification minister Lee In-young (R) speaks with Russian Ambassador to South Korea Andrey Kulik during a meeting at Lee’s office in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 21, 2020.
This combination picture shows a plaque declaring “This country belongs to the people” placed during a mass rally to call for the ouster of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and reforms in the monarchy, near the Grand Palace, on Sept. 20, 2020 and (R) the same place after the plaque was removed according to police, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sept. 21, 2020.
A protester holds a sign with a composite image of the late President Ferdinand Marcos and current President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally against Martial Law at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument of Heroes) in Quezon City, Philippines, on Sept. 21, 2020. The protest marked 48 years since Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972. Marcos was eventually ousted from power by a People Power Revolution in February 1986.
A woman waits to get tested for COVID-19 in Prague, Czech Republic, on Sept. 21, 2020.
People walk past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Sept. 21, 2020.