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Migrants wait onboard the Sea-Watch 4 civil sea rescue ship, as it waits for permission to run into a port, between Malta and Italy, on 30 August 2020. More than 350 migrants were onboard the Sea-Watch 4, after it took approximately 150 people from the German-flagged MV Louise Michel rescue vessel, funded by British street artist Banksy. Sea-Watch 4, which is itself in search of a host port, decided to help the Louise Michel "in the face of a lack of reaction" from authorities.  Photo by THOMAS LOHNES/AFP


A man ties a horse to a pick-up in El Buitron in the south-western Spanish province of Huelva as smoke billows from a wildfire on 30 August 2020. At least 3,200 people were evacuated because of a fire that has already ravaged some 10,000 hectares in Huelva and which remains active.  Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP


Local residents gather to watch the swollen Charsadda river flow under a bridge following heavy monsoon rainfalls, on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan on 2 September 2020.  Photo by ABDUL MAJEED/AFP


A demonstrator cries during a protest against the visit of US president Donald Trump on 1 September 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On a visit to Kenosha, Trump said that recent anti-police demonstrations in the city were acts of "domestic terror" committed by violent mobs.  Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP


Smoke rises into the sky during a test of the Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket booster motor at aerospace company Northrop Grumman's test facility in Promontory, Utah on 2 September 2020. Measuring 54 metres long and 4 metres wide the SLS solid rocket booster is the largest and most powerful ever made and will be used in the flight system to send American astronauts back to the moon in 2024. Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP


Khadjou Sambe, 25, Senegal's first female professional surfer, during a training session off the coast of Ngor, Dakar, Senegal, 18 August 2020. "When I am in the water I feel something extraordinary, something special in my heart," said Sambe. Photo by Zohra Bensemra/Reuters


French pupils went back to school on 1 September, as schools across Europe open their doors to greet returning pupils this month, nearly six months after the coronavirus outbreak forced them to close.  Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP


Mask- and glove-clad due to Covid-19, Palestinian policeman Jihad Ahmed, 26, poses for a picture with his bride Alaa, 23, during their wedding photo shoot at a studio in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 3 September 2020. Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP


People watch a drone light show dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, in the centre of Saint Petersburg on 3 September 2020.  Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP


Workers disinfect the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an underground church built into a salt mine, in Zipaquira, 45km north of Bogota, Colombia, on 30 August 2020. The Salt Cathedral, one of Colombia's main tourist attractions, is waiting for authorisation from the Health Ministry for its reopening.  Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP


Soldiers target coca growers as they carry out the sixth phase of the Artemisa Campaign to combat deforestation in the Amazonian departments of south-eastern Colombia, at the Natural National Park in La Macarena, Meta Department, Colombia, on 3 September 2020.  Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP


Palestinian youths, wearing clown costumes, walk the streets to entertain children on 2 September 2020 in Gaza City, Gaza during the lockdown imposed as a measure against the coronavirus pandemic.  Photo by Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


Members of the public walk past graffiti on 2 September 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scottish authorities have banned people in Glasgow city, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire from visiting other households. The new rules, which last for two weeks, come as 135 new coronavirus cases were reported in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area in two days.  Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images


A visitor looks out over New York City from the Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere on 2 September 2020 as it reopened to the public. Rising 1,131 feet in the air from the heart of Hudson Yards it offers 360-degree views of the New York City skyline from the 100th floor.  Photo by TIMOTHY A CLARY/AFP


Activists from the climate protest group Extinction Rebellion perform during a march through central London on 1 September 2020, at the start of their new season of "mass rebellions".  Photo by  ISABEL INFANTES/AFP


A man wearing a protective face mask stands in an empty street in Havana, on 1 September 2020, during a curfew imposed to contain the resurgence of Covid-19. Cuban authorities launched a strict 15-day lockdown curfew from 7pm to 5am in Havana in order to stamp out the low-level but persistent spread of the pandemic in the capital.  Photo by RAMON ESPINOSA/POOL/AFP


Magician ​David Blaine performs the stunt "Ascension" on 2 September 2020 in Page, Arizona.  Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for YouTube Originals


A frog appears to float through the air in these close-up shots of it diving into water. Only the bubbles give away the fact that the white-lipped tree frog leapt into a pool of water moments before. The images were captured by photographer Kurit Afsheen in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Kurit Afsheen/Solent News/Shutterstock

 

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