From protests around the world to the slow reopening of countries, these are some of the images that moved us this week.
Posted on May 15, 2020, at 3:48 p.m. ET
Jonathan Edward and other sanitation workers strike for a second week as they demand higher pay and ask for more protections from Metro Service Group in New Orleans, May 13.
Supporters gather outside the warehouse of medical equipment distributor Owens & Minor prior to a visit by President Donald Trump in Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 14.
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 11. (Note: The US has performed more total tests for COVID-19 than other countries, but does not lead on a per capita basis).
Demonstrators hold a rally in front of the Michigan state capital building to protest the governor's stay-at-home order in Lansing, Michigan, May 14.
Riot police wearing face masks allow a woman to cross a cordon after a protest by pro-democracy demonstrators at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, May 9.
Anti-government protesters throw "ghost money" into the air as they gather in a shopping mall in Hong Kong, May 13.
Residents, who are displaying red rags in their windows to demand state help, wait for the delivery of food supplies by Bogota's mayor office, in Bogota, Colombia, May 13.
Iraqi protesters run for cover as they clash with security forces in the capital Baghdad, during an anti-government demonstration, May 10.
A wall pockmarked with bullet holes in a room of a hospital in Kabul where gunmen stormed and killed at least 14 people, including newborn babies, May 12.
Newborn children who lost their mothers during the attack lie on a bed at a hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13.
Ashley Van Dorp shows her mother, Susan Halewood, a gift as the family gathers for Mother's Day along the Canada–US border in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, May 10.
A worker wearing a protection suit sprays disinfectants in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Rome as part of preparations for the reopening of churches, May 13.
A staff member shows a hospital bed made with cardboard in case it must transform into a coffin in Bogota, Colombia, May 12.
A health agency official by the entrance to a public toilet as other colleagues (not pictured) conduct testing for COVID-19 at a bus station in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, May 13.
Two doctors attend, on behalf of their colleagues, the performance of the musicians of the Sikelikos quintet who played some arias in Catania, Italy, May 13.
A teacher shows children how to wash their hands at her kindergarten as Israeli preschools opened under the further easing of restrictions to prevent the coronavirus disease spread in Jerusalem, May 10.
A woman wades through a flooded neighborhood following three days of heavy rain in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, May 9.
A couple seen on the beach where surfers drowned from during a storm, Scheveningen, Netherlands, May 13.
Children practice basic skills of Peking Opera in Hai'an City, China, May 13.
An employee of the Museum of Illusion disinfects a bench after the passage of visitors in Paris, as France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus, May 13.
Ukrainian sculptor Volodymyr Zhuravel dresses sculptures depicting the child founders of Kyiv, May 13.
A graduating student from the Ramon Power Y Giralt High School during a symbolic graduation at a parking lot in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, May 13.
A woman shops in a branch of supermarket chain Sainsbury's in London, May 13.
A restaurant uses greenhouses as protection against the coronavirus for their guests in Amsterdam, May 12.
Mannequins provide social distancing at the Inn at Little Washington the restaurant prepares to reopen in Washington, Virginia, May 14.
Students in dresses keep a social distance as their mothers take their pictures after their prom was canceled during the COVID-19 outbreak, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 14.
A girl poses for a picture at Shanghai Disney Resort as the theme park reopens following a shutdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, May 11.
Cape penguins walk past a keeper taking a video at an aquarium at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as part of a theme park's project to deliver the state of animals through its official website, May 8.
Kate Bubacz is the Photo Director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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