People walk along the Champs Elysees Avenue, Paris, during the "day without cars", with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. It is the sixth year the city has held a car free day in an attempt to reduce traffic and ease air pollution. French slackliner Nathan Paulin performs on the second time on a 70-meter-high slackline between the Eiffel Tower and the Chaillot Theater across the Seine River, in Paris Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. A participant holds up a large rainbow flag during the annual LGBT pride march in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Children jump over a puddle of water as they play during a rainstorm on a street in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. People attend iMApp 2021, a video mapping event attended by artists from the United States, Germany, Ukraine, Japan and Hungary, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The public's access to the event, which used as a projection screen the facade of the Palace of the Parliament, the world's largest administrative building, was conditioned by proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid negative test. A police officer orders journalists to leave the area during a media tour near the volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. A volcano on a small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean erupted on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. Experts say the volcanic eruption and its aftermath on a Spanish island could last for up to 84 days. The Canary Island Volcanology Institute said Wednesday it based its calculation on the length of previous eruptions on the archipelago. Lava from a volcano eruption flows on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. A volcano on a small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean erupted on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. Experts say the volcanic eruption and its aftermath on a Spanish island could last for up to 84 days. The full moon sets behind the hills of the Taunus region near Wehrheim, Germany, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Romanian artist Radu Dima performs his "Smoke and flame on the water" show, on the Dambovita river, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Members of an election commission sit in a tent as they wait for voters at a mobile polling station during the Parliamentary elections in Rogachevo village, Moscow region, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Communist Party and independent observers have reported an array of alleged violations in the voting that is widely expected to keep the dominant United Russia party's majority in parliament. (Evgeny Feldman/Meduza via AP) Volunteers collect waste from Jukskei River at Alexandra township to mark the World Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pope Francis meets a family as he leaves after his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Cars driving through the fog on the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Rennes' goalkeeper Alfred Gomis stands through heavy fog caused by flares after Marseille's Amine Harit scores his side's second goal during the French League One soccer match between Marseille and Rennes at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. German Chancellor Angela Merkel feeds Australian lorikeets at Marlow Bird Park in Marlow, Germany, Thursday Sept. 23, 2021. (Georg Wendt/dpa via AP)
September 24, 2021
Paris enjoyed a car free day in an attempt to reduce traffic and ease air pollution, as World Cleanup Day took place. This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Chief Photographer for Germany and Austria Markus Schreiber.
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