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This week's most striking images, chosen by our creative editor. 

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A woman and child buy an ice cream as sea mist blows across the beach at Southport on 15 June, 2020. Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images


A son hugs his father at the Geriatric Clinic Três Figueiras on 16 June, 2020 in Gravatai, Brazil. The clinic created the Tunel do Abraco (hug tunnel) for elderly residents to be able to hug relatives after more than 70 days apart due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tunnel is made of a thick plastic curtain with sleeves, which guarantees the safety of families. After each use, the environment is cleaned by a clinic professional. Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images


People pray together during a Juneteenth event organised by the One Race Movement at Centennial Olympic Park on 19 June, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. Juneteenth commemorates 19 June, 1865, when a union general read orders in Galveston, Texas, stating all enslaved people in the state were free according to federal law. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images


Napoli football fans celebrate the victory of the Italian Cup, a  4-2 victory against Juventus, with a dip in the artichoke fountain in Plebiscito Square. Photo by Marco Cantile/LightRocket via Getty Images


Armed police officers and soldiers training in Qinzhou City, Guangxi, China, 16 June 2020. Photo by Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images


Barbers wearing protective suits and face masks inside a salon in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 June, 2020. Photo by Mohammed Ponir Hossain/Reuters


People take part in a protest on 16 June against the death of Guilherme Silva Guedes, 15, who disappeared in Vila Clara, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Amanda Perobelli/Reuters


French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Boris Johnson watch as The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, and the French Air Force Aerobatic Team, La Patrouille de France, perform a fly-past from Horse Guards Parade in London on 18 June, 2020, during a visit to mark the anniversary of former French president Charles de Gaulle's appeal to French people to resist the Nazi occupation during WWII. Photo by Jack Hill/Pool/AFP


Siegfried White raises his hand as he protests outside a burned Wendy's restaurant on the third day after the Rayshard Brooks shooting by police in a restaurant parking lot in Atlanta, Georgia, 15 June, 2020. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters burn posters and effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest in Allahabad on 17 June, 2020. India and China held top-level talks on 17 June to "cool down the situation", Beijing said, after a violent border brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Photo by Sanjay Konojia/AFP


Men swim through waters strewn with tonnes of rubbish to find and collect plastic to sell. This is the shocking state of plastic pollution in Ghana's capital, Accra, as rainfall causes plastic dumped in the city's waterways to flow into Korle Lagoon. Photo by Muntaka Chasant/Solent News/Shutterstock


An employee of the Mugda Medical College and Hospital waits to conduct a swab sample test of a resident for the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 17 June, 2020. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP


NHS staff, carers and their families take part in the drive-in Bingo Bedlam at Event City, as drive-in events are allowed to re-open in Manchester, Britain, 17 June, 2020. Photo by Jason Cairnduff/Reuters


Citizens play on banana boats in the water, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, 18 June, 2020. The temperature in the urban area reached 41 degrees and people come to Dongqian Lake, the largest natural fresh water lake in Zhejiang Province, to enjoy the water park and artificial beach. Photo by Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images


A Grizzly bear named "399" walks with her four cubs along the main highway near Signal Mountain on 15 June, 2020, outside Jackson, Wyoming. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

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