Week in pictures: 2-8 May 2020

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

Three military aircraft fly over a buildingImage copyright
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.

Two women in a bridal store wearing facemasksImage copyright
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.

A rally of people stand on the Rialto bridge in VeniceImage copyright
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.

A boy wearing a protective face mask touches a wall of graffitiImage copyright
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.

A man wearing a Transformers costume walks past a food stallImage copyright
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.

An artist wearing a protective face shieldImage copyright
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.

A couple wearing face masks walk through ChinatownImage copyright
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.

An artist paints a mural depicting the Supper at Emmaus by CaravaggioImage copyright
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.

An athlete using a rowing machine in a hallwayImage copyright
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.

A demonstrator clashes with a riot police officerImage copyright
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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