Week in pictures : Azerbaijani medical staff after shift in red zone; Serbia protests

  11 July 2020    Read: 2027
 Week in  pictures  : Azerbaijani medical staff after shift in red zone; Serbia protests @AFP

The world's attention was firmly fixed on Serbia this week as country's president Aleksandar Vučić backtracked on plans to enforce a second coronavirus lockdown amid violent protests in the capital Belgrade.

Harrowing scenes of devastation were captured in Japan after it was hit by deadly floodwaters and mudslides after several days of torrential rain, killing nearly 60 people and injuring scores more.

A composite picture of medical staff after working shifts in the red zone of the COVID-19 ward at the Central Customs Hospital in Baku, Azerbaijan. Aziz Karimov/Getty Images

Red and blue smoke is seen in front of the White House during the Salute to America event held to celebrate Independence Day in Washington DC. SARAH SILBIGER / REUTERS

Copenhagen police officers take pictures of the Little Mermaid bronze statue, by Danish-Icelandic sculptor Edvard Eriksen, after it was vandalised. MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN / AFP

Two lightning bolts frame One World Trade Center as they hit the Hudson River in New York City during a thunderstorm. GARY HERSHORN/GETTY IMAGES

Protesters clash with police in front of Serbia’s National Assembly building in Belgrade. July 8, 2020ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP or licensors

Riot police officers avoid petrol bombs thrown by protesters outside the Greek Parliament during a demonstration against new law curbing protests. July 9, 2020Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo

A man walks on a badly damaged road following heavy rain in Kumamura in southern Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture. July 6, 2020Koji Harada/AP

Local residents take shelter while social distancing at an evacuation centre in Yatsushiro city general gymnasium, Kumamoto prefecture. 

Japan. July 6, 2020CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP

Pro-animal rights activists spread powder to celebrate the cancellation of this year’s San Fermin Festival’s bullfights and bull-running during a demonstration in PamplonaANDER GILLENEA/AFP

Brides wearing their wedding dresses stage a flash mob to protest the postponement of their wedding ceremonies due to pandemic-related restrictions. Rome, Italy. June 7, 2020TIZIANA FABI/AFP

7_A health worker checks the temperature of residents from surrounding communities heading to the weekly food market in Coata, Peru. July 8, 2020CARLOS MAMANI/AFP

Health workers in Santiago, Chile, toss flower petals during a tribute to their colleague Patricia Duran, 42, who died from COVID-19 complications, according to her husbandEsteban Felix/AP Photo

Inside the COVID Care Centre, which has a capacity of 10,100 beds, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, India. July 7, 2020MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP

Monks and children look out from the rooftop of a Buddhist hostel and school as a flight takes off the local airport after pandemic-related restrictions were eased. IndiaDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP or licensors

People enjoy a seawater pool on the beach of Saint-Malo, France. July 9, 2020DAMIEN MEYER/AFP


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