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News In Pictures

The New Statesman’s creative editor selects a series of images from this week, taken by photographers across the globe.


George Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd, other family members and family attorney Ben Crump visit the site where Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 3 June, 2020. Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP


A group of young protesters, including Joshua Wong, hold candles at Victoria Park. Thousands of Hong Kong people defy the public gathering ban imposed by the government following the coronavirus crisis to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Photo by Dominic Chiu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images


Health workers stand on a boat carrying a Covid-19 patient as they wait for an ambulance to transfer him to a hospital, after arriving in the port of Manacapuru in Brazil. 1 Jun 2020. Photo by Felipe Dana/AP/Shutterstock


A Sudanese protester clad in mask and latex gloves runs during a demonstration marking the first anniversary of a raid on an anti-government sit-in, in the Riyadh district in the east of the capital Khartoum on 3 June, 2020. Scores of protesters were killed when armed men in military fatigues stormed the sprawling encampment outside the city's  army headquarters last year. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP


Israeli forces stand by furniture after structures used as homes by Palestinians were demolished south of Yatta village in the southern West bank district of Hebron on 3 June, 2020 following a demolition order issued by Israeli authorities. Photo by Hazem Bader/AFP


Primary school children wearing face masks as a protective measure against Covid-19 attend a class at Hasin Primary School in Sosong District in Pyongyang, North Korea, following the re-opening of schools on 3 June, 2020. Photo by Kim Won Jin / AFP


Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) celebrate together in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of the Libyan capital Tripoli on 4 June, 2020, after the area was taken over by pro-GNA forces following clashes with rival forces. Photo by Mahmud Turkia / AFP


Children float on buckets on the Amazon River at Belen Port community in Iquitos, Peru on 1 June, 2020. Peru has the second largest number of infections in Latin America after Brazil. Photo by Cesar Von Bancels / AFP


A woman carries food for her cattle past storks standing atop of one of the largest disposal sites in north-east India at the Boragaon area of Guwahati on 4 June, 2020. Photo by Biju Boro / AFP


Children wearing identical clothing and face masks with hair coverings as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19, on the railway platform as trains begin running again after the lockdown is lifted in Dhakar, Bangladesh. Photo by Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury/Zuma 

 
Pope Francis leads Holy Rosary prayers in Vatican gardens, at the Vatican, 30 May, 2020. Photo by Vatican Media/CPP/PA 


A woman walks in the sea on Saltdean beach near Brighton on the south coast of England on 2 June, 2020 following a further relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown rules. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP


Parisians enjoys their first drink on a terrace after all bars were closed for two and and half months during the lockdown to reduce the spread of the Covid-19, at the Royal Cambronne, a brasserie that opened at midnight on 2 June, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP


A man holding an umbrella walks past a small damaged ferris wheel and shacks at the beach in Alibag town of Raigad district on 3 June 3, 2020, following cyclone Nisarga landfall in India's western coast. Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of the cyclone, while the first severe storm to threaten India's financial capital in more than 70 years ripped roofs off buildings in nearby coastal towns. Photo by AFP


 A protester raises a clenched fist during a Black Lives Matter protest in Trafalgar Square on 3 June, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.  Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images


People walk down 16th street after volunteers, with permission from the city, painted "Black Lives Matter" on the street near the White House on June 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. After seven days of protests in DC over the death of George Floyd, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has renamed that section of 16th street "Black Lives Matter Plaza".  Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images​

 

Gerry Brakus is Creative Editor of the New Statesman and also writes on photography.