Most Powerful Photos Of This Week: June 26

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From the surge in coronavirus cases around the world to the demand for racial justice and equality in the US, these are the most striking and memorable images of the past week.

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 5:46 pm ET

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The director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, takes off his face mask before testifying to the House Committee on Energy and Trade about the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on June 23 in Washington, DC.

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Crematorium workers incinerate the coffins of COVID-19 victims who were cremated in 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 wrap to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a nursing home in Barcelona on June 22nd.

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A medical worker collects a sample from a woman at a school that was converted into a coronavirus testing center in New Delhi on June 22.

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Restaurant servers adjust social distance screens for outdoor seating in a New York City restaurant on June 25.

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Wuhan University graduates wear face masks during their graduation ceremony on June 20 in Wuhan, China.

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Socially distant worshipers pray on June 23 in the Kaaba, the holiest shrine in Islam, in the complex of the Great Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca al-Fajr.

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Tomika Miller (in white dress), the widow of Rayshard Brooks, watches as pallbearers load her husband’s coffin into a hearse after viewing the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on June 22nd. Brooks was killed on June 12 by an Atlanta police officer in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant.

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Breed Love reads from the Bible outside Ebenezer Baptist Church during the Rayshard Brooks memorial service in Atlanta on June 23.

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Scott Hilliard (left) discusses with Black Lives Matter protester Eugene Smith ahead of President Donald Trump’s election rally on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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A supporter sits alone in the upper seating areas while Vice President Mike Pence speaks before President Donald J. Trump offers a “Make America Great Again!” Rally in Tulsa on June 20th.

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A man wears a black liberation flag through a June 19 celebration at the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis on June 19.

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A young boy stands near the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike after it was overthrown by protesters in 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 demonstrators tried to overthrow it on June 22nd in Washington DC.

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A paramedic treated KNX 1070 reporter Emily Valdez outside the Compton Courthouse after police fired tear gas at people who participated in a protest against racial injustices in Los Angeles on June 21.

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NASCAR drivers push the # 43 Victory Junction Chevrolet driven by Bubba Wallace to the top of the grid as a show of solidarity with the driver ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 on June 22nd at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. A week after the organization banned the Confederate flag from its facilities, a noose was found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall on Talladega Superspeedway. The FBI later said the noose was there before Wallace was taken to the stable and that no federal crime had been committed.

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NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is comforted by team owner Richard Petty just before the start of the NASCAR Cup series on June 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.

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People prop themselves against a wall during a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on June 23.

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On June 11, people waded through an abandoned highway tunnel using a safety line to repair a self-made water system in the Esperanza neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. The water supply in Venezuela has become so poor that poor neighborhoods have started upgrading private water systems or digging shallow wells by hand.

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Aerial view of the sky with a red tint due to the arrival of the Saharan dust in Quintana Roo, Mexico on June 24th.

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A girl observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon SkyWalk glass bowl in 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 are participating in an outdoor yoga class held by Lmnt’s Outdoor Studio in a dome in Toronto on June 21 to allow for social distancing and proper protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Musicians from the UceLi Quartet will perform in Barcelona on June 22nd in front of an audience of 2,292 plants. The plants will later be shipped to 2,292 health professionals at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, ​​along with a certificate from artist Eugenio Ampudia.

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Tourists ride camels at Birubi Beach in Port Stephens, Australia on June 25th. Domestic tourism has resumed after the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak were eased.

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