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The Week in Pictures

The New Statesman’s creative editor selects a series of images from photographers across the globe.


Local youth representatives dressed as Stormtroopers and Darth Vader patrol in a wooden boat around a submerged village to remind residents to stay at home during the enhanced community quarantine in suburban Manila on May 6, 2020.  Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP


An elderly couple wearing face masks sits on a bench in Seville on May 7, 2020, as the country prepares to ease its tough lockdown measures.  Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP


Security personel disperse a large group flouting social distancing rules outside a liquor shop in the Ashram area of New Delhi after relaxations in lockdown were introduced, May 4, 2020.  Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times/Shutterstock


A person, watched by his cat, notes with chalk the days spent in confinement in his home, on May 5, 2020 in Givors near Lyon, on the 50th day of a strict lockdown in France to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Photo by Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP


A cleaning worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects a street in Xochimilco, in Mexico City, on May 5, 2020.  Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP


People eat in between plastic partitions, set up in an effort to contain any spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok on May 5, 2020.  Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha


A fluorescent pink lake dominates the landscape around the small town of Torrevieja in Spain.  Photographer Henry Do said of the phenomenon, "the colour is caused by pigments of bacteria and micro-algae which somehow manage to live and thrive in salty environments.".  Photo by Henry Do/Solent News/Shutterstock


Members of the displaced Syrian family of Tareq Abu Ziad break their fast together for the sunset "iftar" meal, in the midst of the rubble of their destroyed home in Idlib, May 4, 2020.  Photo by Aaref Watad/AFP


A trader carries his mannequins as he closes his business ahead of lockdown in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of restrictions set by the government.  Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters


People rush to receive hens given by Honduran presidential pre-candidate for the LIBRE party, Wilfredo Mendez, at the working-class neighbourhood of El Carrizal, in Tegucigalpa on May 7, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP


A family of grey horned owls seek refuge from the heat in Arizona.  The image was captured by Pattie Walsh who said, "the mother owl had built a nest out of twigs and small branches.  It appeared she had knocked off all the neeedles on the inside of the cactus arms so that the babies wouldn't get stabbed."  Photo by Pattie Walsh/Solent News/Shutterstock

The Red Arrows fly over the London Eye for Victory Day celebrations, May 8, 2020.  Photo by Dave Jenkins/British Ministery of Defence/EPA-EFE