Picture News May 24, 2019

Tehran, Iran, May 24 – People ride a boat on a submerged road in Ardabil. At least 24 people have been killed in a wave of torrential rainfall and flooding that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks, local officials say. According to Mojtaba Khaledi, a spokesman for Iran’s emergency services, four people were killed by flooding while another 20 lost their lives after having been struck by lightning. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, May 24 – With hectares of palm and fruit trees, a 4,000-year-old tomb, historic mosques, fortified homes and a market, Al Qattara Oasis is a patchwork of history and heritage. The oasis has been cultured and cultivated for three centuries, but there are signs of human habitation that includes a 14-met long tomb containing a trove of 4,000-year-old artifacts. Photo courtesy of Wam
Beijing, China, May 24 – China’s first high-speed maglev train testing prototype in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province,on May 23, 2019. China on Thursday rolled off the production line a prototype magnetic-levitation train with a designed top speed of 600 km per hour in the eastern city of Qingdao. The debut of China’s first high-speed maglev train testing prototype marks a major breakthrough for the country in the high-speed maglev transit system. The engineering prototype is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2020 and go through comprehensive tests to finish integrated verification in 2021. Photo courtesy of Anadolu