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News in Pictures

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


Football fans celebrate at Anfield Stadium as Liverpool FC win the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years on June 25th 2020. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


An athlete performs stunts with a water jet pack on the first day of the Dubai watersport festival, organised by the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), near the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in the Gulf emirate on June 25, 2020.  Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP


An aerial view of toxic blue-gren algae bloom on the Baltic Sea coast at Tyreso near Stockholm, Sweden, on June 25, 2020. Photo by Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/AFP


Demonstrator Twana Buck and her daughter Bonita sit in the street near the White House as protests triggered by the death of George Floyd while in police custody, continue on June 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP


 Acehnesse fishermen help evacuate Rohingya people from Myanmar from a boat onto the shorelines of Lancok village, in Indonesia's North Aceh Regency on June 25, 2020. Nearly 100 Rohingya from Myanmar, including 30 children, have been rescued from a rickety wooden boat off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, a maritime official said. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

 
A young vendor sells facemasks on a street near a restricted area sealed by the authorities in Lahore on June 25, 2020, as COVID-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP


Indian soldiers walk at the foothills of a mountain range near Leh on June 23, 2020. Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

[See also: Why China and India are locked in a dangerous stand-off]


South Korean performers wearing military uniforms release doves during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean War in Cheorwon, near the border with North Korea on June 25, 2020.  Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images


Sun-seekers cool off in the water at Hackney Marshes in east London on June 24, 2020, as temperatures reached 31°C at Heathrow airport.  Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP


Swiss acrobat Ramon Kathriner performs with the Wheel Of Death on June 23, 2020 above Les Diablerets ski resort in Switzerland.  Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


Pehlwans (Indian traditional wrestlers) prepare their wrestling ground before practice at a gym in New Delhi on June 25, 2020.  Photo by Xavier Galiana/AFP


Diana Paola Angola, recently recovered from COVID-19, holds her son Jefferson at the neonatal room in the Versalles Clinic, on June 25, 2020 in Cali, Colombia.  Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP


A police officer walks in front of a burning pile of illegal drugs during a destruction ceremony to mark the United Nations' International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Yangon, Myanmar on June 26, 2020.  Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP


The Uceli Quartet perform for an audience of plants during a concert created by Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia at the Liceu Grand Theatre in Barcelona on June 22, 2020.  Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP


Longtail macaques pull the tail of a cat in an abandoned building in the town of Lopburi, 155km north of Bangkok, on June 21, 2020. Photo by Mladen Antonov / AFP


Minions toys are placed on cinema seats to maintain social distancing at a cinema in Paris on June 22, 2020.  Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters


Kamila fills up a paddling pool by throwing water from an upstairs window over her son, five-year-old Luca, in Hackney, East London on June 25, 2020.  Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

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