Week in pictures: 13-19 June 2020


A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

image copyrightMohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters
image captionWearing protective suits and face masks because of coronavirus, barbers get to work in a salon in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
image copyrightDylan Martinez / Reuters
image captionProtester Patrick Hutchinson carries an injured counter-demonstrator to safety during a Black Lives Matter protest in London. Mr Hutchinson was widely praised after a photo of him helping the man on Saturday went viral.
image copyrightKCNA / Reuters
image captionAfter North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, threatened direct action against South Korea, the regime demolished the Inter-Korean liaison office in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.
image copyrightCaitlin Ochs / Reuters
image captionDoug Hassebroek pours confetti over his daughter, Lydia, during her school graduation ceremony at their home in Brooklyn, New York. Celebrations have to be held remotely because of coronavirus.
image copyrightPaul Childs / Reuters
image captionAs horse racing resumed behind closed doors, Merlin Coles, three, watched Royal Ascot on television at his home in Bere Regis, Dorset, astride his own horse.
image copyrightErdem Sahin / EPA-EFE
image captionCustomers dine in social-distancing domes at a restaurant in Istanbul as Turkey eases coronavirus restrictions.
image copyrightAnthony Wallace / AFP
image captionVisitors dressed in costumes take a selfie at Hong Kong's Disneyland after the theme park officially reopened after nearly five months.
image copyrightJuan Ignacio Roncoroni / EPA-EFE
image captionA parade of closed commercial premises in Buenos Aires reflects Argentina's strict lockdowns during the coronavirus crisis, which has left it with a lower infection rate than some other countries in the region.
image copyrightPeter Byrne / PA Media
image captionHannah Owens opens the doors to the giraffe house as Chester Zoo reopens to visitors following the further easing of coronavirus lockdown measures in England.
image copyrightLaurence Griffiths / AFP
image captionA giant screen shows some Manchester City fans watching the club's match against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium remotely on Wednesday as the Premier League resumed in England.

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