Picture News July 15 – 21 , 2019

Cusco, Peru, July 15 – rincess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, visited the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru as part of her six-day visit to the country. The elder daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito, the emperor’s younger brother, visited other sites including the village of Machupicchu at the foot of the mountain, where she was greeted by the village chief and a descendent of former chief and Japanese immigrant Yokichi Nouchi. Photo courtesy of Kyodo
England, United Kingdom, July 15 – World no. 1 in tennis Novak Djokovic won the 2019 Wimbledon title in men’s singles, beating his Swiss opponent Roger Federer in Sunday’s final which lasted nearly five hours. Djokovic beat Federer with scores of 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6 and 13-12 (7-3) to win his fifth Wimbledon title. The 32-year-old Serbian player previously won the Wimbledon in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2018. He took the victory in four hours and 55 minutes as the nail-biting match that went down in history. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Beirut, Lebanon, July 15 – Gary Hunt (Great Britain) dives from the 25 metre cliff. Thousands of people attended on Sunday the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series which was held for the first time in Lebanon with the participation of professional divers of 18 different nationalities. British Diver Gary Hunt ranked first in the male category and the Australian Rhiannan Iffland won the female category by jumping from up to 27 meters into the water. Photo courtesy of cliffdiving.redbull.com
Bangkok, Thailand, July 15- Master craftsmen are working on candle carving in preparation for the annual Buddhist Lent Candle procession to be held on July 17 in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. Photo courtesy of TNA
Hatay, Turkey, July 16- A Syrian artist and art historian Abdulsettar al Sattuf has drawn a mosaic to commemorate Turkish people’s heroism against the July 15, 2016 defeated coup attempt, orchestrated by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). With a team of six assistants, Sattuf worked for seven months to complete the 1.75 meters tall and 1.5 meters wide mosaic. A mosaic is a piece of art, made from the assembling of small pieces of colored glass, stone or any other material. Photo courtesy of Anadolu
Assam, India, July 16 – Villagers move to a safer place from a flooded area, in Kamrup district of Assam. The situation in Assam deteriorated on Monday as floodwaters submerged 30 of the 33 districts in Assam and death toll increased to 15, while death toll in the Bihar floods mounted to 24 on Monday Photo courtesy of PTI
Seoul, South Korea, July 15 – This poster for the Saudi Arabian leg of the BTS world tour “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” is provided by Big Hit Entertainment. K-pop super band BTS will perform solo concert in Saudi Arabia in October, becoming the first non-Saudi Arabian artists to perform at a stadium in the country, its management agency has said. BTS announced the Saudi Arabian leg of their ongoing “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour on Sunday, set for October 11 at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, the capital. It makes BTS the first non-Saudi Arabian artist to put on a solo stadium concert in the Arab country, according to Big Hit Entertainment. Photo courtesy of Yonhap
Washington, US, July 17 -US Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib respond to remarks by US President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their “broken” countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Photo courtesy of Telesur
Mumbai, India, July 17 – Rescue and relief works underway after the collapse of the four-storey Kesarbai building at Dongri in Mumbai. Around 40 to 50 occupants of the building are feared trapped under the debris as per a BMC official.
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Assam, India, July 17 – One-horned rhinoceros are seen moving to an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park, Assam. Floods in Assam worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters. Photo courtesy of PTI
Assam, India, July 18 – A woman collects potable water from a handpump in a flooded area, following heavy monsoon rain in Kamrup district. Flood situation in Assam has deteriorated as floodwaters submerged 30 of the 33 districts in Assam and death toll increased to 15, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and assured of all assistance from the Centre. Photo courtesy of PTI
Bhopal, India, July 18 – In this combo of six images is view of the moon during a partial lunar eclipse, as seen from Bhopal, India. Photo courtesy of PTI
Pyongyang, North Korea, July 18 – North Koreans perform during a mass game performance of “The Land of the People” at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on Oct. 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation Group H that includes Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. Photo courtesy of PTI
Basra, Iraq, July 19- Oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq’s Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq. Photo courtesy PTI
Hague, Netherlands, July 19 – ICJ judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf delivers Kulbhushan Jadhav’s verdict in Hague, Netherlands. The International Court of Justice ruled in favour to India in the case of former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism”. In its ruling, the Hague-based court affirmed Mr Jadhav’s right to consular access and called on Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentence. Photo courtesy of PTI
Amritsar, India, July 19 – Students dressed in traditional attire perform ‘Gidda’ during Teej Festival celebrations, in Amritsar. Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing and prayer rituals. Photo courtesy of PTI
Cairo, Egypt, July 20 – Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes. Photo courtesy of Cafonline
Jerusalem, July 19 – People visit an art installation in Jerusalem. The project in downtown Jerusalem is using a tower of old windows to give a view of the city’s diverse cultural past and present and bring life to a neglected area. Photo courtesy of PTI
Algiers, Algeria, July 21 – Algeria’s national team arrived back home on Saturday to a hero’s welcome after they claimed their second Africa Cup title the day before. Algeria clinched the continental trophy after a 1-0 win in the final in Cairo thanks to an early deflected goal from Baghdad Bounedjah. Photo courtesy aps.dz
Algiers, Algeria, July 21 – The oil tanker MESDAR, belonging to the national hydrocarbon company SONATRACH, was forced by Iranian coastguards to head into Iranian territorial waters Friday as it was moving through the Strait of Hormuz, said Saturday SONATRACH. Photo courtesy apz.dz