22nd June 2020

In_pictures Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2020

In_pictures Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2020

In_pictures

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week, as people react to the spread of the coronavirus.

in_pictures Paralympic athlete Sofia Gonzalez trains in her home gardenImage copyright
Denis Balibouse / REUTERS

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Paralympic athlete Sofia Gonzalez trains in her garden during the outbreak of Covid-19 in Jongny, Switzerland.

in_pictures A woman carries her son as she tries to protect him from heavy rainImage copyright
Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS

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A woman carries her son as she tries to protect him from heavy rain, following their evacuation before Cyclone Amphan reached Kolkata, India. The city was devastated by the powerful cyclone, which caused loss of life in India and Bangladesh.

in_pictures At a barber shop, a hairdresser cuts the hair of a man with a dog on his lapImage copyright
Marco Bello / Reuters

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A man gets a haircut in a barber shop, as some of the coronavirus lockdown measures are eased in Miami, Florida.

in_pictures US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue puts on a face maskImage copyright
Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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In the White House, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue puts on a face mask after President Donald Trump spoke about the US food supply.

in_pictures People pray between plastic separation curtainsImage copyright
Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/ via REUTERS

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People pray between plastic separation curtains to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia.

in_pictures A man wearing a mask raises his hands as he is sprayed with hypochlorous acid waterImage copyright
Issei Kato / REUTERS

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A man is sprayed with disinfecting hypochlorous acid water at the entrance of Kichiri Shinjuku, a Japanese-style pub known as an “izakaya”, in Tokyo.

in_pictures Workers prepare bolani at a roadside stallImage copyright
Wakil Kohsar / AFP

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Workers prepare bolani (fried flat bread stuffed with potatoes) at a roadside stall in Kabul, Afghanistan. The preparations come ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival on 23 May, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

in_pictures A silhouette of a woman and her baby at nightImage copyright
Adnan Abidi / REUTERS

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A woman and her baby wait for a bus to take them to a railway station to board a train to their home state of Uttar Pradesh. There’s been a limited reopening of India’s rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown.

in_pictures Two women hug through a clear plastic sheetImage copyright
Jorge Uzon / AFP

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Carolyn Ellis hugs her mother Susan Watts using the “hug glove” that Carolyn and her husband created as a Mother’s Day gift, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Made from a plastic sheet attached to a washing line, the hug glove allows Susan to embrace her mother while avoiding direct contact.

in_pictures A woman sunbathes on a deck chair in Greenwich Park, with buildings in the distancImage copyright
Kirsty O’Connor / PA

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A woman sunbathes on a deck chair in Greenwich Park, London, after the introduction of measures to bring England out of lockdown. The country recorded its hottest day of the year so far on 20 May, with temperatures reaching 28.2C (83F) in Santon Downham, Suffolk.

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