Photographs of the week

  23 May 2020    Read: 1675
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New lives, river dips, easing restrictions and the search for survivors – the most striking photographs from around the world this week.

Motril, Spain
North African migrants wait to disembark from a rescue boat on their arrival at the port of Motril.
Photograph: Carlos Gil Andreu/Getty Images

Lima, Peru
A worker disinfects El Angel crematorium as Peru became the second Latin American country after Brazil to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases.
Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing, China
People commute on a bus during morning rush hour in Beijing as the city hosts the opening session of the annual National People’s Congress.
Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Manaus, Brazil
Priscila Tavares Batista breastfeeds her son Jone after being treated with medicinal herbs having shown symptoms of Covid-19. With the Amazonas state health system saturated, indigenous people turn to ancestral knowledge to stay healthy and treat possible symptoms of the coronavirus.
Photograph: Ricardo Oliveira/AFP/Getty Images

Rome, Italy
A visitor walks past a detail of the Marcus Aurelius, a bronze equestrian statue first erected in 176 AD, in the Capitoline museum. Museums were allowed to reopen in Italy this week for the first time since early March.
Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

Members of the public cool off in the River Lea as temperatures reached 28C ( 82.4 F) in the UK.
Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Karachi, Pakistan
People are disinfected before entering a mall after the government eased restrictive measures.
Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

Athens, Greece
Tourists behind plexiglass take photographs at the entrance of the Acropolis. Greece reopened open-air archaeological sites to the public after a two-month closure.
Photograph: Miloš Bičanski/Getty Images

Amenia, New York
People watch the film Trolls World Tour in the rain at the Four Brothers drive-in theatre.
Photograph: John Minchillo/AP

Karachi, Pakistan
Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi.
Photograph: Fareed Khan/AP

Moscow, Russia
Doctor Dmitry Cheboksarov talks to a patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at Vinogradov city clinical hospital.
Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

New York
Ridley Goodside wears a mask and goggles to protect himself as he sits in a designated circle marked on the grass at Brooklyn’s Domino park.
Photograph: Kathy Willens/AP

Johannesburg, South Africa
A boy holds his sibling at a food distribution organised by the grassroots charity Hunger Has No Religion in Westbury.
Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Gabura, Bangladesh
People gather at a centre for protection against the effects of cyclone Amphan in Gabura.
Photograph: Reuters

Burnley, England
Nurse Kirsty Hartley hands Theo Anderson, who was born prematurely, to his mother, also called Kirsty, in the Lancashire women and newborn unit.
Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Santiago, Chile
Medical workers transport a Covid-19 patient to a plane bound for the city of Concepcion, freeing up space in the intensive care units of the capital’s hospitals.
Photograph: Esteban Félix/AP

Manaus, Brazil
A Covid-19 patient uses his phone as he is treated inside a non-invasive ventilation system at the Gilberto Novaes municipal field hospital.
Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Buenos Aires, Argentina
A women watches residents disinfect their streets in the Villa 31 neighbourhood.
Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Rome, Italy
A woman sips a cup of coffee from under her facial protection at a cafe as Italy lifted restrictions after a two-month lockdown.
Photograph: Cecilia Fabiano/AP

Leticia, Colombia
A Colombian Huitoto indigenous man wears a mask as he sails on a raft along the Takana river.
Photograph: Tatiana de Nevo/AFP/Getty Images


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