21st May 2020

In_pictures Week in pictures: 25 April – 1 May 2020

In_pictures Week in pictures: 25 April – 1 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 Team GB athlete Desiree Henry trains at a golf course in Edmonton, LondonImage copyright
Tom Jacobs / Reuters

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Desiree Henry trains at a golf course in Edmonton, London, following the outbreak of Covid-19. A Team GB athlete, she won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

in_pictures Children in BarcelonaImage copyright
Miquel Benitez / Getty Images

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Playtime in Barcelona on the day after the government eased the lockdown rules. Children in Spain, which has had one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe, are now allowed to leave their homes – with adults – for up to an hour per day.

in_pictures A member of the public walks past a display of signs thanking NHS staff and other key workersImage copyright
Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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A display of signs thanking NHS staff and other key workers, erected by local artist Peter Liversidge in east London.

in_pictures Gang members are secured during a police operationImage copyright
El Salvador Presidency / Reuters

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Gang members are rounded up during a police operation at Izalco jail during a 24-hour lockdown, ordered by El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele, in an attempt to stem an increase in murders in the country.

in_pictures A health worker uses an infrared thermometerImage copyright
Amit Dave / Reuters

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A health worker uses an infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of a labourer on a construction site in Ahmedabad, India.

in_pictures Gloria and Father Gonzalez in New YorkImage copyright
Alba Vigaray / EPA-EFE

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Gloria, who’s 75 and originally from Salvador, shows how big a hug she would give Father Pedro Gonzalez as a “thank you” for the help she is getting through his deliveries to her home in the Bronx, New York. Father Pedro runs a church with the help of volunteers, and has been providing food and other supplies to those who are poor, sick or unable to leave home.

in_pictures Man beating a drumImage copyright
Raneen Sawafta / Reuters

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In Nablus in the West Bank, a Palestinian Musharati beats a drum to wake Muslims to have their pre-dawn meal, before they start their day-long fast, during the holy month of Ramadan.

in_pictures Captain Tom Moore's grandson Benjie with birthday cardsImage copyright
Joe Giddens / PA Media

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Capt Tom Moore’s grandson Benjie, in the Great Hall of Bedford School, England, where more than 120,000 birthday cards from around the world are being opened and displayed by staff. World War Two veteran “Captain Tom” celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday, after raising millions of pounds for the NHS, by walking laps in his back garden in Bedfordshire.

in_pictures A South African boy waits with his dog to see a Veterinarian outside the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South AfricaImage copyright
Nic Bothma / EPA-EFE

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A South African boy waits with his dog to see a veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, which is currently working under extremely difficult conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

in_pictures Rainbow over LondonImage copyright
Steven Watt / Reuters

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A rainbow over the Thames Barrier on the River Thames in London.

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