From the surge in coronavirus cases around the globe to the demand for racial justice and equality in the US, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
Posted on June 26, 2020, at 5:46 p.m. ET
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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci takes off his face mask before testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington, DC, on June 23.
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Crematorium workers burn the coffins of COVID-19 victims who had been cremated at the San Nicolas Tolentino cemetery in Mexico City on June 24.
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Agustina Cañamero, 81, and Pascual Pérez, 84, hug and kiss through a plastic sheet to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at a nursing home in Barcelona on June 22.
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A medical worker collects a sample from a woman at a school turned into a coronavirus testing center in New Delhi on June 22.
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Restaurant servers adjust social distancing screens outside for outdoor seating at a restaurant in New York City on June 25.
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Wuhan University graduates wear face masks during their graduation ceremony in Wuhan, China, on June 20.
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Socially distanced worshippers perform al-Fajr prayer at the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Great Mosque complex in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on June 23.
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Tomika Miller (in the white dress), the widow of Rayshard Brooks, looks on as pallbearers load her husband's coffin into a hearse after a viewing at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on June 22, in Atlanta. Brooks was killed June 12 by an Atlanta police officer in a Wendy's restaurant parking lot.
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Breed Love reads from the Bible outside of the Ebenezer Baptist Church during the funeral service for Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 23.
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Scott Hilliard (left) argues with Black Lives Matter protester Eugene Smith ahead of President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20.
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A supporter sits alone in the top sections of seating as Vice President Mike Pence speaks before President Donald J. Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again!" rally in Tulsa on June 20.
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A man carries a Black Liberation flag through a Juneteenth celebration at the memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis on June 19.
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A young boy stands near the statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike after it was toppled by protesters at Judiciary Square in Washington, DC, on June 19.
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Ropes and chains hang from the equestrian statue of former US president Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it in Washington, DC, on June 22.
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A medic treats KNX 1070 reporter Emily Valdez outside the Compton Courthouse after police fired tear gas at people taking part in a protest against racial injustice in Los Angeles, on June 21.
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NASCAR drivers push the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, driven by Bubba Wallace, to the front of the grid as a sign of solidarity with the driver prior to the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, in Talladega, Alabama. A noose was found in the garage stall of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway a week after the organization banned the Confederate flag at its facilities. The FBI later said the noose had been there before Wallace was moved to the stall and no federal crime had been committed.
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NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is consoled by team owner Richard Petty, right, prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama, on June 22.
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People brace themselves against a wall during a 7.5 earthquake in Mexico City on June 23.
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People wade through an abandoned highway tunnel with the aid of a safety line as they work to repair a self-created water system in the Esperanza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on June 11. Water service in Venezuela has gotten so bad that poor neighborhoods have started to rig private water systems or hand-dig shallow wells.
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Aerial view of the sky with a red hue due to the arrival of the Sahara dust in Quintana Roo, Mexico, on June 24.
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A girl observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon SkyWalk glass tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok on June 21.
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A Brazilian street band plays in the Marais district of Paris as Parisians celebrate the first day of summer on June 21.
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People participate in an outdoor yoga class by Lmnts Outdoor Studio, in a dome to facilitate social distancing and proper protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in Toronto on June 21.
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Musicians from UceLi Quartet perform for an audience made up of 2,292 plants in Barcelona on June 22. The plants would later be delivered to 2,292 healthcare professionals, from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, accompanied by a certificate from the artist Eugenio Ampudia.
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Tourists ride camels on Birubi Beach in Port Stephens, Australia, on June 25. Domestic tourism has started to resume following the easing of travel restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.