Week in pictures: 2-8 May 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week, as people react to the spread of the coronavirus.

Image source, Maxim Shemetov / REUTERS
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Russian military aircraft fly over Moscow, during a rehearsal for the Victory Day flypast that will mark the 75th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. Parades are traditionally held in Red Square on 9 May to showcase the country's military hardware - but the Covid-19 outbreak has led to the government postponing them until later in the year.
Image source, Susana Vera / REUTERS
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A bride tries on a wedding dress on the first day some businesses were allowed to open during lockdown amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Madrid.
Image source, Manuel Silvestri / REUTERS
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A rally organised by small-business owners stops by the Rialto bridge, to commemorate the healthcare workers who died amid the outbreak, as Italy began a phased end to a nationwide lockdown.
Image source, Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS
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A boy wearing a protective face mask touches a wall of graffiti outside the New York Aquarium, in Brooklyn.
Image source, Antara Foto/Raisan Al Farisi/ via REUTERS
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A man wearing a Transformers costume appeals to citizens to stay at a home during the Covid-19 outbreak in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia.
Image source, Soe Zeya / REUTERS
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An artist wearing a protective face shield performs at the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok, after Thailand's government started opening some restaurants, outside shopping malls, parks and barbershops.
Image source, Victoria Jones / PA Media
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A couple wearing face masks walk through Chinatown, central London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Image source, Hannah McKay / REUTERS
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Artist Lionel Stanhope paints a mural in London, depicting the Supper at Emmaus, by Caravaggio, with added protective gloves.
Image source, Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Olympic rower Polly Swann trains at home during lockdown, on 4 May, in Edinburgh. The silver medallist has recently started working as a junior doctor in a hospital.
Image source, Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/ Getty Images
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A demonstrator clashes with a riot police officer during an anti-lockdown protest in the Netherlands.

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