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Pictures of the week: Captain Kirk takes off into space with his crew (this time for real)


One of the most prominent spacemen in film history is finally taking off. Also in the pictures of the week: A typhoon keeps Hong Kong in suspense and a forest fire in California threatens a world-famous property.

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Ready to go:

a family's suitcases in Kabul are already packed, the child is sleeping in the hammock.

Since the Taliban came to power, the family has tried to leave the country.

So far unsuccessful.

Photo: Bernat Armangue / AP

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California continues to burn:

These clouds of smoke rise at Goleta near the coastal city of Santa Barbara.

Major roads were closed after strong winds fueled the fires.

The fire also threatens a world-famous property where the presidential couple Ronald and Nancy Reagan once received state guests from all over the world.

The "White House on the West Coast" is now protected by firefighters.

Photo: David McNew / Getty Images

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From Chancellor to Member of Parliament:

After resigning as Austria's Chancellor in the course of a corruption affair, Sebastian Kurz is now back as a simple Member of Parliament.

In order to further clarify the case, his immunity is to be lifted.

Photo: Martin Juen / SEPA.Media / IMAGO

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Hello ween!

In Valley Center, California, people visit a pumpkin patch and use wheelbarrows to stock up on Halloween.

For the people in the USA, October 31st is very important, the tradition goes back well into the 19th century.

In addition to cladding, this also includes hollowed-out pumpkins.


Daniel Knighton / Getty Images

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Hands up for prayer:

The city of Fátima in the geographical center of Portugal is the most important place of pilgrimage in the country and one of the most famous and most revered places in the world for Catholic Christians.

Hundreds of thousands flock to the sanctuary of Fátima every year to celebrate the anniversary of the so-called solar miracle on October 13th.

Photo: Paulo Cunha / EPA

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Dancing Day:

On Indigenous Peoples Day, a dance troupe performs in a park in Newton, Massachusetts.

October 11th is a public holiday in the USA, which is supposed to commemorate the "discovery of the new world" by Christopher Columbus and is called Columbus Day.

For the first time, the day has now also been recognized as the day of the indigenous peoples, to commemorate the cultural heritage and to remind the observance of their rights.

Photo: Joseph Prezioso / AFP

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Protection from the flames:

To ensure that the pictures in St. André's Cathedral are not destroyed in a fire, fire fighters take protective measures.

During this fire brigade exercise in Bordeaux, paintings in the sacred building are wrapped in fireproof ceilings.

The historic building is also a listed building.

Photo: Philippe Lopez / AFP

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Captain Kirk for the first time in space:

The actor William Shatner (2nd from left), who wrote TV history as the captain of the spaceship "Enterprise", flew into space himself this week.

The crew of four had ten minutes on board the Blue Origin capsule from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

After getting out of the space capsule, the actor said in tears: "It was indescribable (...) Everyone in the world has to do it, everyone has to see it." The photo was taken a few days before the trip.

Photo: Blue Origin / AFP

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Long live the monarchy:

a royalist waits for the motorcade of the Thai king Maha Vajiralongkorn.

In Bangkok, the controversial monarch takes part in the ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the death of his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The woman is holding a portrait in honor of the old king.

Photo: Jack Taylor / AFP

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Cleaning up:

The beach at Newport Beach in California is almost deserted.

Only a cleaning team makes its way along the water to free nature from the oil.

A line had been torn open due to an accident, perhaps through the anchor of a ship, the investigations are still ongoing.

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / AFP

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Sunbathing on Oil Beach:

On Huntington Beach, California, the first visitors lie on their towels, while workers in protection displays clean the contaminated sand in the background.

Hundreds of thousands of liters of oil leaked into the sea nearby through a leak in the pipeline.

After water tests showed no detectable levels of oily toxins in the water, the city government reopened the beach.

Photo: Ringo HW Chiu / dpa

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French President Emmanuel Macron greets President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.

He is visiting the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP

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President in the shadows:

Two weeks ago, France’s former head of state Nicholas Sarkozy was convicted of making illegal donations in the 2012 election campaign.

Now he attended the »76.

French Auditors Congress «.

Photo: Philippe Lopez / AFP

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Warm autumn:

A stag tries to attract a deer's attention in the autumn leaves in London's Richmond Park.

The mating season, the so-called rutting season, extends from September to the end of October for deer.

Photo: Emily Endean / IMAGO

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Too late and therefore too early:

Aubrea Baker is Danny Baker's widow.

The movers from Riley, Kansas caught the coronavirus in the summer and died on September 14, after a month in hospital.

With a body weight of 150 kilos, Baker was one of the most vulnerable people.

But he wasn't vaccinated either.

According to his parents, he planned to do so, but hesitated when the vaccines with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were temporarily suspended due to the risk of thrombosis.

Baker is one of 700,000 Covid deaths in the United States.

He leaves behind his wife and a seven-month-old daughter.

Photo: Charlie Riedel / AP

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Tired of violence:

residents demonstrate in Pennyville, a district of South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg.

After several shootings, they fear a further escalation of violence and demand more security.

At least two people have already died.

Photo: Guillem Sartorio / AFP

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They still believe in Trump:

US President Joe Biden's victory has long been confirmed - but in Michigan Trump supporters recently took to the streets again to demand a legal investigation into the 2020 election.

Sisters Karen Koch, Brenda Esman and Cheryl Peterson raise their hands in prayer outside the Lansing Capitol.

Photo: Nic Antaya / Getty Images

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Commitment to

freedom of the press:

The Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for her work and commitment, is delighted here.

The journalist exposed the abuse of power, violence and increasing authoritarianism in her home country.

With it, the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee honors the Russian journalist Dmitrij Muratow.


Aaron Favila / AP

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A sight for Mr. Tierlieb:

Of course, this young elephant does not play underwater in the Neustadt Zoo, but in Australia.

The photographer Adam Oswel pressed the shutter release at exactly the right moment.

With his work, Oswel won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2021 in the photojournalism category.

Photo: Adam Oswell / Wildlife Photographer of the Year / dpa

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A climate activist taped her hand on the lane of the M25 motorway in Thurrock, east of London.

Since September the protest group "Insulate Britain" has been blocking highways regularly and calling for the isolation of living space as the most efficient way to reduce emissions.

Photo: Henry Nicholls / REUTERS

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Hello Vulcans:

These Chinese tourists borrowed astronaut costumes for their visit to a volcano in the Ulan Hada volcanic group in Inner Mongolia.

The seven volcanoes have been inactive for more than 10,000 years, which is why they attract many tourists.

For example, during the days off in the national holiday week at the beginning of October.

Photo: Kevin Frayer / Getty Images

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An arrow is stuck in a wall in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, south of Oslo.

A man killed five people Wednesday night by shooting arrows at them with a bow.

Two other people were injured.

Investigators assume an act of terrorism that the man converted to Islam.

The police said that the suspect was already in view before the offense because of possible radicalization.

Photo: Terje Bendiksby / AP

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Dry fodder:

The district of Qilla Abdullah is located in Pakistan in the province of Balochistan and is a grape-growing area.

Here workers pour out the harvest to dry into raisins in the sun.

Photo: Banaras Khan / AFP

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No calm before the typhoon:

A couple in Hong Kong braces themselves against the storm with their umbrellas.

A typhoon had set course for the metropolis.

Schools, authorities and the stock exchange remained closed.

Photo: Anthony Kwan / Getty Images

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Displaced to have an abortion:

A 33-year-old Texan woman is waiting to be released by doctors after her abortion in an abortion clinic in Los Angeles.

There she was one of several dozen women from Texas, where the strictest abortion law in the United States recently came into force: It prohibits practically all abortions, which is why the US Department of Justice has first sued Texas and is now fighting for its repeal in a federal court.


Rebecca Blackwell / AP

Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2021-10-16

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