Show Hide image 12 July 2020 News in Pictures This week’s most striking images, chosen by our creative editor. By Gerry Brakus Sign UpGet the New Statesman’s Morning Call email. Sign-up The village of Jamuna, in Sariakandi Upazila, Bangladesh, has been partially submerged for 12 days. Located on the banks of the river Jamuna, the area floods yearly as a result of heavy monsoon rain. Life carries on despite the deluge with people making the best of things amid the murky knee-high water. Photo by Abdul Momin/Solent News/Shutterstock An orphaned common seal pup named “Stellar” takes part in “fish school” at Seal Rescue Ireland in Courtown, Co. Wexford. The charity organisation, which rescues, rehabilitates and releases native seals found sick, injured or orphaned from across the coast of Ireland are using upcycled wetsuits or “Wetsuit Mammas” to provide comfort to rescued pups. Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Commuters wearing face masks pass through Shinagawa train station on 10 July 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo confirmed 243 new Covid-19 coronavirus infections, the highest yet in a single day. Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images Protesters clash with police in front of Serbia's National Assembly building in Belgrade on 8 July 2020 during a demonstration against a weekend curfew announced to combat a resurgence of Covid-19 infections. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP A riot police officer points at a woman laying down after being searched during a demonstration in a mall in Hong Kong on 6 July 2020. A new national security law was introduced in the city which makes political views, slogans and signs advocating Hong Kong's independence or liberation illegal. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP A health worker checks the temperature of residents from surrounding communities heading to the weekly food market in Coata, 40 km of Puno and close to the border with Bolivia on 8 July 2020. The municipality of Coata has imposed mandatory disinfection and screening to all who visit the weekly fair, to avoid Covid-19 infecting the community as this remote district has not reported any cases so far. Photo by Carlos Mamani/AFP A deported migrant holds crosses during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's migration policies at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on July 8, 2020. Donald Trump hailed his "outstanding relationship" with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he welcomed him to the White House for the first meeting between the two leaders. Photo by Guillermo Arias / AFP Serbian army soldiers prepare a makeshift field hospital to accommodate patients infected by Covid-19 inside the Belgrade Arena, on 6 July 2020. Photo by Oliver Bunic/AFP An aerial picture shows students sailing with solar boats along all Frisian Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Races) during the Young Solar Challenge in Hindeloopen, The Netherlands on 7 July 2020. The 220-kilometre journey must be completely solar-powered in five days. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / ANP / AFP A clear night in the New South Wales ski region has allowed visitors to view the Milky Way over consecutive nights on 10 July 2020 in Charlotte Pass, Australia. Photo by Bill Blair/Getty Images Visitors wear protective face masks as The National Gallery prepares to open its doors to the public, for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Britain on 5 July 2020. Photo by Dylan Martinez/Reuters Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java. Tengger tribe people make their way to the summit of Mount Bromo, an active volcano, to make offerings of rice, fruit, livestock and other items and seek the blessing from their deity. Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP This photo taken on 5 July 2020 shows men exercising and hanging from a tree in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province. Photo by STR/AFP Gerry Brakus is Creative Editor of the New Statesman and also writes on photography. Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month!