This week in pictures: 12-19 June, 2020

Here is Euronews's selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

A protester is hit by a police water cannon during a demonstration in Nantes on a nationwide day of protests to demand better working conditions for health workers. 16 JuneLOIC VENANCE/AFP


Mannequins wearing face masks are placed to help enforce social distancing in a theatre in Madrid, Spain. 17 June 2020Manu Fernandez/AP Photo

A sand sculpture features faces representing COVID-19 victims on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 17 June 2020Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo


Soldiers and residents disinfect a basketball court at a park amid the spread of the coronavirus in the San Cristobal area of Bogota, Colombia. 16 June 2020Fernando Vergara/AP Photo

People exercise at Inspire South Bay Fitness behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing. Redondo Beach, California, USA. 15 JuneFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP


Sex workers wear masks and rains coats during a protest asking the government to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions in La Paz, Bolivia. 17 June 2020Juan Karita/AP Photo

Indonesian firefighters spray disinfectant next to elephants at the Ragunan zoo ahead of its reopening in Jakarta, Indonesia. 17 June 2020ADEK BERRY/AFP


An aerial picture shows a man and a woman enjoying the beautiful weather at the Langwieder See (Lake Langwieder) in Munich, Germany. 18 June 2020Sven Hoppe/DPA via AP

Russian military cadets march during a rehearsal for a military parade in St.Petersburg, Russia. It was postponed from 9 May due to pandemic and is now set for June 24Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

Passengers sit in a ferris wheel as a rainbow appears during sunset after a rain shower in Hong Kong. 16 June 2020ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP

Yoga instructors give a demonstration on a building's terrace ahead of International Yoga Day. Hyderabad, India. 18 June 2020NOAH SEELAM/AFP

A giant “BLACK LIVES MATTER” sign is painted in orange on Fulton Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York, USAJohn Minchillo/AP Photo

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