The escalating conflict in Gaza and Israel, young migrants on the border between Mexico and the US, protests against the government in Colombia, and the enduring impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world this week.
Tourists walk on Balos beach and through its lagoon. Greece has eased its Covid-19 restrictions in preparation for welcoming international tourists.
Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images
Muslims perform an Eid al-Fitr prayer on the ‘sea of sands’ in the village of Grogol. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan during which Muslims spend time with family, offer gifts, and often give to charity.
Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
A young Minke whale swims down a narrow inlet near Teddington Lock, showing scrapes and damage to its tailfin. The whale became entangled in vines and was ‘very distressed’, according to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue service. As its condition continued to deteriorate, it was clear that the injured whale could not be saved.
Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
Residents gather outside a gate to receive donated food from the Central Union of the Slums in the Jacarezinho favela amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP
A relative mourns during the last rites of a Covid-19 victim at a makeshift cremation ground.
Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA
Colombian indigenous people are transported on a chiva, a local bus, during a protest against the government as part of a national strike triggered by now-abandoned tax reform.
Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images
Nursing and care personnel lie on the floor during a demonstration on International Nursing and Care Day at the Mont Legia hospital. Hospital staff across Belgium took part in various actions to demand better recognition.
Photograph: Valentin Bianchi/AP
Soldiers jump into a moving vehicle to escort Gen Constant Ndima after he took office as military governor of North Kivu province. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s presidency ordered military and police officers to take over civil authorities in two regions that have been declared under a ‘state of siege’.
Photograph: Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images
Edgardo, an asylum-seeker from Guatemala, holds his two-week-old daughter, Adwana, as they sit amid a group of migrants who crossed the Rio Grande River into the US from Mexico.
Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters
Volunteer firefighters practise with a live burn during a wildfire training course.
Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images
A Palestinian protester burns tires during a demonstration along the border between Israel and Gaza.
Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City. Israeli police and Palestinian protesters have had a series of confrontations.
Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/AP
A Palestinian woman mourns over her son – killed during the escalating conflict with Israeli forces – at his funeral.
Photograph: Majdi Mohammed/AP
Bodies of people who died of Covid-19 are cremated at an open crematorium on the outskirts of the city.
Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP
A student performs a play called Who Killed Them during anti-government protests. Colombians have demonstrated against a government they feel has long ignored their needs, allowed corruption to run rampant, and is so out of touch that it proposed tax increases during the coronavirus pandemic.
Photograph: Andres Gonzalez/AP
People pray and mourn during a mass for the victims of a deadly police raid outside the Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora church in the Jacarezinho favela. A bloody, hours-long gun battle last week left authorities saying the police mission killed two dozen criminals while residents and activists claimed human rights abuses.
Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP
Three children hold hands as they run in the rain at an intake area after turning themselves in upon crossing the border into the US from Mexico. The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the border in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, authorities said this week.
Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP
A fire rages at sunrise in Khan Yunis following an Israeli airstrike on targets in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli raids hit the homes of high-ranking members of the Hamas militant group, with the territory’s police headquarters also targeted.
Photograph: Youssef Massoud/AFP/Getty Images