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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.


A cemetery worker dig new graves at the Xico cemetery on the outskirts of Mexico City, as the coronavirus outbreak continues in Mexico, 10 June, 2020. Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters


Lebanese army soldiers holding their shields rest in front of a wall during a lull at a demonstration against dire economic conditions in the downtown district of the capital Beirut, late on 11 June, 2020. Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP


A street artist dressed as Belle (from Disney's Beauty and The Beast) takes part in a protest to demand the Mexican gives government economic aid, amid the pandemic, in Mexico City, on 11 June, 2020. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP


An Education Ministry staffer wears a protective suit while delivering free school lunch kits for locals in need in Megalco, state of Para, Brazil on 11 June, 2020. Megalco has more than 10,000 school students, and classes will not resume for at least another three months. Photo by Tarso Sarraf/AFP


An Iraqi man looks at a tombstone at a cemetery for Covid-19 victims, 20km from the central holy city of Najaf, on 10 June, 2020. Photo by Ali Najafi/AFP


Mourners watch the casket of George Floyd carried by a white horse-drawn carriage to his final resting place at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in Pearland, Texas on 9 June, 2020. Thousands of well-wishers filed past Floyd's coffin in a public viewing a day earlier, as a court set bail at $1 million for the white officer charged with his murder last month in Minneapolis. Photo by Andrew Cabalerro-Reynolds/AFP


A farmer shows dead locusts found in his field as locust swarms currently plague large zones in the country at Badra Sonauti village on the outskirts of Allahabad, India on 10 June, 2020. Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP


Lightning strikes are seen above a Catholic church during a thunderstorm in the village of Kreva, some 100km northwest of Minsk, Belarus late on 9 June, 2020. Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP


Italian Carabinieri pose near a piece of art, attributed to Banksy, that was stolen at the Bataclan in Paris in 2019 and found in Italy in an abandoned farmhouse in Abruzzo, l'Aquila. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP


Workers erect a protective barrier around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in anticipation of protests, 11 June, 2020. Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images


Argentine Olympic slalom canoeist Sebastian Rossi trains in a swimming pool in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 11 June 2020. Rossi said in an interview that he had to devise a "home" training method in a swimming pool to maintain his physical state and sense of water. Photo by Juan Inacio Roncoroni/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock


Handcuffs lay on the ground after police officers threw them during a gathering in Marseille on 11 June, 2020, to protest against the French Interior Minister's latest announcements following demonstrations against police violence. Photo by Clement Mahoudeau/AFP


A man rides a motorbike pulling a trailer with a woman relaxing in a hammock on a street in Phnom Penh on 12 June, 2020.  Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP


Gannets nest at Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire, as over 250,000 seabirds flock to the chalk cliffs to find a mate and raise their young. From April to August the cliffs come alive with nest-building adults and young chicks. Photo by Danny Lawson/PA

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