29 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week

Graduations and anniversaries are taking place around the world as society finds a way forward despite the pandemic.

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Newborn baby Phuc An wears a protective face shield before leaving home for his vaccination amid the coronavirus outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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A student picks up his diploma during a graduation ceremony at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Illinois, May 6.

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People have lunch in a hot pot restaurant that reopened with the implementation of plastic barriers and social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok, May 4.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign a proclamation in honor of World Nurses Day, May 6.

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New York City police officers wake up a passenger on the subway during the pandemic, May 6.

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People in Brunswick, Georgia, protest the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed black man, May 8.

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Demonstrators wrestle with Turkish police during a May Day rally in Istanbul, May 1.

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A police officer holds a pistol during clashes with protesters in the Kariobangi slum of Nairobi, May 8.

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Members of the Radiological, Chemical, and Biological Defence troops from Belarus's Defense Ministry disinfect themselves after cleaning the premises of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Protective equipment supplies arrive at Bournemouth International Airport in England from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 6.

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Greek artists and members of artist unions organize a rally to ask the Greek government for help with the financial losses due to the lockdown in central Athens, May 7.

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French school director Delphine Bediou sets up desks to mark social distancing measures in an elementary school classroom a few days before its reopening in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, May 7.

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Relatives mourn next to the corpse of a man who died on the streets of Medellin, Colombia, amid the pandemic, May 6.

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Irina Maslova builds a wall with portraits of medical workers who have died after contracting COVID-19 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Relatives mourn while awaiting the removal of the body of Arlen Laranjeira Bezerra, who died under still-unknown circumstances after fleeing the emergency room in Manaus in Amazonas state, Brazil, May 5.

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A woman waves to nursing home residents and nurses as they attend a church service in Tiefenort, Germany, May 7.

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A man walks past banners depicting spectators in the stands prior to South Korea's new baseball season-opening game between the SK Wyverns and the Hanwha Eagles in Incheon, May 5.

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Traditional Thai dancers perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, which was reopened after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, May 4.

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A Muslim religious scholar prays during Ramadan in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 4.

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Vendors sell watermelons at a fruit market in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 6.

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Armed police officers and soldiers train in Chongzuo, Guangxi, China, May 6.

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Jamie Copus of the Great Britain Rowing Team trains in isolation from his home in Oxford, England, May 6.

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Hot balloons float by the Motherland Calls monument as part of Victory Day celebrations in Volgograd, Russia, May 6.

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Maj. Gen. Tagir Gadzhiyev (left), deputy commander of Air and Air Defense Forces Unit of the Southern Military District, and World War II veteran Yelena Gorbacheva ahead of a private concert, marking her 95th birthday and the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in Rostov, Russia, May 6.

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Buddhist monks set up a live broadcast for prayers inside the Wat Bowonniwet temple in Bangkok, May 6.

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Claas Vogt and Klaus Baumgart with their new masks in Hamburg, Germany, May 5.

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A medical worker poses in a lab where they're conducting serological tests on municipal workers at the Capitoline Hill municipal building in Rome, May 6.

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Mother Lisa Fascilla (second from left) and her children, Nina (left) and Alex (third from left) receive a beer delivery from Karen and Mark Heuwetter and their two dogs, Buddy and Barley, in Huntington Village, New York, May 3.

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The flower moon is seen behind Victoria Tower on Castle Hill in Huddersfield, England, May 6.



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