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The pictures of the week: fuzzy and sewn up


This oversized comic figure wants to go out into freedom in New York - but is not (yet) allowed to do so. Also in the pictures of the week: the lockdown in Berchtesgaden and a human polar bear.

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Tell me where are you from?

This balloon smurf eyes critically the people who inflate it for the 95th Thanksgiving Parade in New York.

After a stripped-down version in 2020, the parade took place on the usual route with more than a dozen balloons.

Snoopy, Spongebob and Chase from "Paw Patrol" also floated along Central Park and through the canyons of Manhattan in Midtown.

See all the pictures of the week on our topic page.


Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

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Farewell to wanderlust

The travel volume is particularly high on Thanksgiving, like here at Los Angeles Airport: During this time, many friends and families come together in the USA, also to eat traditional turkey.

After many people stayed at home because of the pandemic in 2020, significantly more people were out this year.

Although the corona numbers are rising again in the USA, the situation is currently less dramatic than in Germany.


Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images

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Orphaned, abandoned

Few people can be seen in the center of Berchtesgaden.

From Thursday, the lockdown, which Bavaria has ordered for regions with a seven-day incidence of more than 1000, will apply here.

Gastronomy, hotels, sports and cultural facilities are closed there, and leisure, sports and cultural events are prohibited.

Photo: Lukas Barth / Getty Images

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Justice thanks to cell phone video

The 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was shot while jogging in February 2020, and the investigations only got underway months later - because of a disturbing cell phone video.

This week a jury found three white men guilty of the attack in the state of Georgia.


Sean Rayford / Getty Images

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In free fall

If you go shopping in Turkey, you have to bring a lot of money with you.

Because prices are rising rapidly, at the same time the lira is constantly losing value.

The Turkish central bank's loose monetary policy is exacerbating the situation.

In spite of the high inflation, it has recently significantly reduced its key interest rate twice.

According to economists, interest rate hikes are more advisable in the current situation.

Photo: Sedat Suna / EPA

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Empty huts

The Dresden Striezelmarkt, one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world, was already set up.

Then it was canceled.

In Lübeck, Bremen, Hanover, Cologne or Frankfurt am Main, on the other hand, markets opened - with different rules.

Photo: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

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I want to be an icebear

In the cold polar this person disguised as a polar bear waits for the finish of the so-called polar bear marathon.

At the running event in the cold of Canada, the athletes have to be followed by a car to protect them from the predators.


Carlos Osorio / REUTERS

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Closed flowers

For the performance "Flower Garden" by the Guatemalan artist Regina Galindo, transgender women in Guatemala City wrapped themselves in colored shawls.

With the performance they want to make violence and discrimination against members of the LGBTIQ community visible.

The occasion is the International Day against Violence against Women.

Photo: Moises Castillo / AP

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Yellow ginko

In China, tourists visit a 1000 year old ginkgo tree.

The plant in Chengdu in Sichuan Province is in Baihuatan Park - and shines in beautiful autumn colors.

Photo: Yin Gang / VCG / Getty Images

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listen up

The kitten Midas is a celebrity in Turkey, the animal's social media channel is followed by more than 75,000 people.

Midas was born with four ears due to a genetic mutation.

Does owner Canis Dosemeci really have to get that close to say something to the animal?


Ercin Erturk / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

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The wall of God

One year after his death, Diego Maradona was once again accused of rape and human trafficking.

In the collective memory of the football fans in Naples, however, the symbol Maradona has long been decoupled from the person, the messianic veneration of the Argentine club icon is still reflected today in murals like this one.

Photo: Alessio Paduano / dpa

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Clown therapy

In Bandung, Indonesia, a group of colorfully dressed clowns tries to distract children who have lost their homes due to evictions.

In the capital of West Java province, at least 25 houses were demolished because the state railroad claimed the area as property.

Photo: Algi Febri Sugita / NurPhoto / Getty Images

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In no man's land

Migrants are now exposed to the onset of winter on the Belarusian-Polish border.

Around 2000, the Belarusian authorities placed them in a logistics center near the border.

Photo: Kacper Pempel / REUTERS

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Low-flying aircraft

A seagull glides deep over the water in the seaside resort of Bang Pu.

Every year between November and March in Thailand, thousands of these animals migrate from Siberia and Mongolia to Samut Prakan Province to escape the harsh winter.

Photo: Peerapon Boonyakiat / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images

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Banger look

Civil rights activist and former Senator Jesse Jackson has fought many battles against the oppression of blacks.

The fact that the 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted after his fatal shots at Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, however, is likely to have been a serious setback.

Together with others, he demonstrated against the decision this week in Chicago.


Scott Olson / Getty Images

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Hope in the USA

More than 2000 people from Central America are moving north through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States.

On the way, they meanwhile pushed aside security forces who had tried to stop them.

Photo: Jacob Garcia / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

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In Karachi, a mother watches over her son in a hospital.

He has dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease.

Pakistan's health authorities are fighting a massive outbreak of fever across the country by spraying against mosquito larvae.

Photo: Fareed Khan / AP

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Childlike joy

Anyone looking at Afghanistan from the west can hardly imagine moments of carefree normality there.

This is all the more true since the Taliban usurped control of the country.

On the Chaman-e-Hozori-Platz in Kabul, many little boys at least don't let the fun of the game of cricket be spoiled.

Photo: Petros Giannakouris / AP

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Thick haze

An anti-smog gun mounted on a vehicle sprays water into the atmosphere in New Delhi.

This is intended to bind fine dust particles.

Photo: Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times / Getty Images

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Cuddly on the go

Why not take the bed with you on the moped?

In the Chinese province of Jiangsu, two-wheelers in pink textile covers stay warm.

Photo: VCG / VCG via Getty Images

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On the heels

"Tar heels," "tar heels," are not only called the residents of North Carolina, but also the college football team from Chapel Hill.

They put on an impressive march before the game against the Wofford Terriers, and let him follow a sovereign 34:14.

Photo: Grant Halverson / Getty Images

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Snow-covered ramp

While the temperatures in Germany are only gradually moving towards freezing point, Ruka in Finland is already a picture-perfect winter landscape.

The elite of Nordic skiing met there until Sunday.

On the large hill in the background, Karl Geiger and Co. were all about World Cup victories.

Photo: Thomas Bachun / GEPA pictures / IMAGO

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Politics and Church

Migrants from Haiti attended an election service on the day of the presidential election in Chile.

The ultra-right candidate José Antonio Kast took the lead in the presidential election in Chile, according to projections.

He wants to use a ditch to crack down on illegal immigrants.

There will be a runoff election in December.

Photo: John Moore / Getty Images

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Four years ago, Yuleisy Hernandez was separated from her mother when US authorities tore families apart on the border.

A family reunification task force brought them back together, and Hernandez poses with his hands on a pane of glass at a photo opportunity.

See all the pictures of the week on our topic page.

Photo: Jose Luis Magana / AP

Source: spiegel

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