News in Pictures


This week’s most striking images, chosen by our creative editor.

Family members release balloons during a memorial and rally for peace in memory of Horace Lorenzo Anderson on July 2, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Anderson, who was 19-years-old, was shot and killed just outside of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in Seattle on June 20. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images

A man is detained by riot police during a demonstration on July 1, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on July 1 after Beijing imposed the new national security law. Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Syrians displaced from the area of Ras al-Ain by the Turkish offensive on the northeast stay in an unused school in the city of Hasakah. June 30, 2020. Photo by Delil Souleiman / AFP

Turkish world record-holder free-diver Sahika Encumen, announced as a Life Below Water Advocate by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) dives by the Ortakoy coastline in the Bosphorous to observe life underwater and raise awareness of plastic pollution, 27 June 2020. Photo by Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A student of the Makkasan Phitthaya government primary school wears a face shield as he leaves the school canteen in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools begin to reopen in Thailand. Photo byRomeo Gacad/AFP

A woman casts her ballot in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms at a polling station inside Moscow’s Kazansky railway station on July 1, 2020. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Labour Leader Keir Starmer meets with NHS staff at University College London Hospital to thank them for their work throughout the coronavirus pandemic on July 01, 2020 in London, England. The NHS will celebrate it’s 72nd anniversary on Sunday. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Farmers try to scare away a swarm of locusts from a field on the outskirts of Sukkur in southern Sindh province on July 1, 2020. 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. Photo by Shahid Ali / AFP

Sudanese demonstrators gesture as they chant during a protest in the east of the capital Khartoum, on June 30, 2020. Tens of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in several cities and the capital calling for reforms and demanding justice for those killed in anti-government demonstrations that ousted president Omar al-Bashir last year. The protests went ahead with security forces deployed in force and despite a tight curfew since April designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

A boy plays in a rice paddy field during “National Paddy Day”, which marks the start of the annual rice planting season, in Tokha village on the outskirts of Kathmandu on June 29, 2020. – Splashing mud and drinking local rice beer, Nepali farmers this week celebrated National Paddy Day to mark the beginning of the rice-planting season, despite some …read more

Source:: New Statesman


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