28th July 2020

In_pictures Week in pictures: 18 July-24 July 2020

In_pictures Week in pictures: 18 July-24 July 2020

In_pictures

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

in_pictures Beads of sweat run down the forehead of a healthcare worker wearing protective gearImage copyright
AMIT DAVE/Reuters

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Beads of sweat run down the forehead of a healthcare worker after she took swabs from residents at a residential apartment in Ahmedabad, India. The country has the third largest number of coronavirus cases in the world, after the US and Brazil.

in_pictures Commuters make their way through a water-logged streetImage copyright
MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

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Commuters make their way through a waterlogged street after a heavy downpour in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that more than 2.4 million people have been affected by the prolonged monsoon flooding.

in_pictures A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment takes swab from a womanImage copyright
RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/Reuters

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A healthcare worker takes a swab from a woman to test for the coronavirus in Kolkata, India.

in_pictures Italian coastguard divers work to free a sperm whale caught in a fishing netImage copyright
Carmelo Isgro/MuMa Museo del Mare di Milazz

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Italian coastguard divers work to free a sperm whale caught in a fishing net, north of the Sicilian Aeolian Islands.

in_pictures Smoke rises from a forest fire near a tourist beachImage copyright
Lavandeira Jr / EPA

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Smoke rises from a forest fire next to a tourist beach in Porto de Son, A Coruña, Spain.

in_pictures Women wearing protective face masks walk near Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Japan.Image copyright
DAI KUROKAWA/EPA

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Women wearing protective face masks walk near Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Japan.

in_pictures A worker walks through rows of roses in a greenhouse while wearing protective equipmentImage copyright
BAZ RATNER/Reuters

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A worker walks through rows of roses in a greenhouse at the Maridadi flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya.

in_pictures Dame Vivienne Westwood suspended in a large bird cage outside the Old Bailey in LondonImage copyright
Victoria Jones/PA Wire

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Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood is suspended in a large bird cage outside the Old Bailey in London to protest against the proposed US extradition of Julian Assange.

in_pictures A member of staff wearing a face mask stands before a portion of an artworkImage copyright
Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

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A member of staff stands before a portion of Yinka Shonibare’s artwork, The British Library, at the Tate Modern in London, as the gallery prepares to reopen to the public.

in_pictures A person cycles past a large sculpture of a spoon on the edge of a fieldImage copyright
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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A 15ft (4.57m) sculpture sits between two fields in Cramlington, United Kingdom. Created by artist Bob Budd, Eat For England was commissioned in 2006 as part of a National Lottery-funded art trail in Northumberland.

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