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Image: Texas Pauses Re-Opening After Surge Of COVID-19 Cases

Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: June 25 - July 2

A Pride celebration in lights, an al fresco dinner party, a swim in a flooded park and more.

Image: Rally Held In Colorado Demanding Justice For Elijah McClain


A medical professional at a plasma center gestures in support of marchers demanding justice for Elijah McClain on June 27, 2020 in Aurora, Colo.

On Aug. 24, 2019, McClain was forcibly detained by three Aurora police officers while walking home and was injected with ketamine after officers requested assistance from the Aurora Fire Rescue.

McClain suffered a heart attack on the way to the hospital that night and died six days later.

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People watch as the Stonewall Jackson statue is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on July 1.

Workers in Richmond removed the statue of a Confederate general after the city's mayor ordered the "immediate removal" of Confederate monuments.

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Image: Texas Pauses Re-Opening After Surge Of COVID-19 Cases


Residents wait in line for the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at the Ellis Davis Field House on July 2 in Dallas.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has taken flak for not aggressively moving to contain the coronavirus's rampage through his state, changed course Thursday and made it mandatory to wear masks in public in any county with 20 or more cases.

Tom Pennington / Getty Images

New York City

A rainbow light display illuminates the night sky in Manhattan's West Village, near The Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the gay rights movement, on June 27.

The light installation was presented by Kind snack foods to mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of the NYC Pride March, which is canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Image: Residents at Belgian nursing home \"Le Jardin de Picardie\" enjoy hugs and cuddle through a wall made with plastic sheets to protect against potential COVID-19 infection in Peruwelz


Lily Hendrickx, 83, a resident at a nursing home in Peruwelz, Belgium, hugs and cuddles with Marie-Christine Desoer, the director of the residence, through a wall made with plastic sheets on July 1.

Yves Herman / Reuters
Image: Texas Hospitals Cope With State's Surge In Coronavirus Cases


Medical staff wearing full PPE wrap a deceased patient with bed sheets and a body bag in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30 in Houston.

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care wards to full capacity and sparking concerns about a surge in fatalities as the virus spreads.

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Image: Mississippi removes Confederate emblem from state flag


Members of the Mississippi Color Guard fold the state flag after it was lowered at the State Capitol in Jackson on July 1, a day after a bill was signed into law that would remove the Confederate battle emblem from the flag.

The debate around Mississippi’s state flag is not new, but with the governor’s signature it finally reached a conclusion after many failed attempts to change it.

Suzi Altman / Reuters


Seattle Police arrest a demonstrator who was blocking the intersection of East Pine Street and 11th Avenue after police cleared the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Zone (CHOP) and retook the department's East Precinct on July 1.

CHOP was formed in early June by demonstrators protesting police brutality and the killing of George Floyd. The zone became a self-sufficient community, thanks to donations of food and medical supplies.

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Image: Protest against Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St. Louis, Missouri


A couple draws their firearms on protesters near their home during a protest against Mayor Lyda Krewson in St. Louis on June 28.

Albert Watkins, a lawyer for the couple — husband-and-wife attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey — insisted his clients were "in fear of imminent harm." 

Lawrence Bryant / Reuters
Image: President Trump swings a wooden baseball bat as he attends a \"Spirit of America Showcase\" event in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington

Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump swings a wooden baseball bat as he attends a "Spirit of America Showcase" event in the Cross Hall of the White House on July 2.

Tom Brenner / Reuters
Image: The first drive-in movie theatre amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangkok


Viewers enjoy a movie from inside their vehicles at a new drive-in cinema in Bangkok on July 2, part of a four-day offering for moviegoers who want to avoid indoor theaters.

To beat the tropical heat, organizers created a network of plastic pipes in the parking lot connected to dozens of smaller, flexible tubes, to channel cool air into cars through gaps in the windows.

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

New York City

Firefighters stand near a building that collapsed suddenly on July 1, in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The building, which housed a health club, had been shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic.

Three weeks ago, building inspectors ordered a halt to some construction work at the location because of structural problems.

Kathy Willens / AP
Image: *** BESTPIX *** SpVgg Unterhaching v FC Carl Zeiss Jena - 3. Liga


Maximilian Krauss of SpVgg Unterhaching makes a run while a massive shelf cloud rolls in during the match against FC Carl Zeiss Jena at Alpenbauer Sportpark on July 1 in Unterhaching, Germany.

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A field of lavender in Puimoisson, southern France, on July 1.

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Farmers try to scare away a swarm of locusts from a field on the outskirts of Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province on July 1.

Farmers are struggling as the worst locust plague in 25 years wipes out entire harvests in Pakistan's agricultural heartlands, leaving people scrambling for income.

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** City Hall Protesters React To New York City Budget Vote

New York City

Protesters and police clash for the second morning in a row on July 1 as they continue to demand that the New York City Police Department be defunded.

Similar to the Occupy Wall Street movement that took over Zuccotti Park for months, the group is now making food, medical and information stations available to assist those protesters that want to stay.

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Daily Life In Wuhan After Coronavirus Outbreak


A boy wearing a face mask swims with a rubber ring in a flooded Jiangtan park caused by heavy rains along the Yangtze river on June 30 in Wuhan. 

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Prague Welcomes Summer With Al Fresco Dinner Party At Charles Bridge

Czech Republic

Residents dine at a 1,640-foot long table on Prague's Charles Bridge on June 30 after lockdown restrictions were eased. 

Some 2,000 seats were available for people who brought their own food and drinks to welcome summer.

Gabriel Kuchta / Getty Images


Yan Anyu, or Miss Cream, rides in a taxi in Shanghai on June 13 as she makes her way to a bar to make her first presentation as a drag queen.

Attitudes toward alternative lifestyles are slowly softening in China, and members of a small but growing drag community have begun to step into the spotlight.

Image made available on June 29.

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Image: Hong Kong Marks 23 Years After Its Handover To China

Hong Kong

A man is arrested by riot police during a demonstration against the new national security law on July 1 in Hong Kong.

For months, demonstrators have been pushing for concessions from the government, including full democracy, a declaration of amnesty for protesters who have been arrested and an independent investigation into police actions.

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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Texas Hospitals Cope With State's Surge In Coronavirus Cases


A medical staff member rests in front of a fan in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on June 30 in Houston.

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West Bank

A Palestinian shepherd herds his flock next to Tomer, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, on June 30.

Oded Balilty / AP


A boy plays in a rice paddy field during "National Paddy Day," which marks the start of the annual rice planting season, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on June 29.

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A man smokes in front of buildings destroyed by prior bombardments in Ariha, in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, as the Milky Way shines in the night sky on June 27.

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Image: Pubs, Barbers And Other Shops Reopen In Dublin


Barber Alan Kelly attends to customer Anthony Remedy as his Bishon Frise dog Teddy Bear sits on his lap at the Regents Barbers shop on June 29 in Dublin.

Restaurants, pubs, cafes and hairdressers were among the businesses that can open across Ireland provided they can observe social distancing rules to reduce transmission of the coronavirus.

See last week's gallery: The Week in Pictures: June 18-25

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