Muslims offer prayers on April 23, the first night of Ramadan, in Bireuen, Indonesia. AMANDA JUFRIAN/AFP via Getty Images

The Week in World Photos

A prayerful start to Ramadan, medical workers on the front lines of a pandemic, and the annual Lyrids meteor shower.

Start Slideshow View as a List
Muslims offer prayers on April 23, the first night of Ramadan, in Bireuen, Indonesia. AMANDA JUFRIAN/AFP via Getty Images

Muslims offer prayers on April 23, the first night of Ramadan, in Bireuen, Indonesia.

AMANDA JUFRIAN/AFP via Getty Images
A miller rests after filling bags of flour at Benin’s Dantokpa Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, on April 20. YANICK FOLLY/AFP via Getty Images

A miller rests after filling bags of flour at Benin’s Dantokpa Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, on April 20.

YANICK FOLLY/AFP via Getty Images
A woman attends a traditional blessing on the eve of Orthodox Easter in Minsk, Belarus, on April 18. SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images

A woman attends a traditional blessing on the eve of Orthodox Easter in Minsk, Belarus, on April 18.

SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images
Before being led to a quarantine center, porters wash themselves as police use canon vehicles to splash water on them in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 17. ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images

Before being led to a quarantine center, porters wash themselves as police use canon vehicles to splash water on them in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 17.

ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images
Workers dig graves at San Vicente Cemetery in Córdoba, Argentina, on April 17. DIEGO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images

Workers dig graves at San Vicente Cemetery in Córdoba, Argentina, on April 17.

DIEGO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images
From inside a mobile testing van, a health official collects a sample to test for COVID-19 near Ahmedabad, India, on April 23. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images

From inside a mobile testing van, a health official collects a sample to test for COVID-19 near Ahmedabad, India, on April 23.

SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images
Two robots cross a street in Medellin, Colombia, on April 22 in order to deliver food to people staying at home during the lockdown. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images

Two robots cross a street in Medellin, Colombia, on April 22 in order to deliver food to people staying at home during the lockdown.

JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up swabs during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House on April 19. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up swabs during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House on April 19.

JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images
Construction workers stand on scaffolding in front of a building in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 21. SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Construction workers stand on scaffolding in front of a building in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 21.

SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Medical workers get ready for their shift treating coronavirus patients at the Spasokukotsky clinical hospital in Moscow on April 22. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images

Medical workers get ready for their shift treating coronavirus patients at the Spasokukotsky clinical hospital in Moscow on April 22.

YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images
Two children rest during their visit to the Great Wall of China in Beijing on April 18. WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images

Two children rest during their visit to the Great Wall of China in Beijing on April 18.

WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images
A Palestinian protester takes cover during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of Kafr Qaddum—in the Israeli-occupied West Bank—on April 17. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images

A Palestinian protester takes cover during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of Kafr Qaddum—in the Israeli-occupied West Bank—on April 17.

JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images
Members of the Myanmar Red Cross carry the body of the driver of a United Nations-marked vehicle after it came under attack while delivering COVID-19 test samples in Sittwe, Rakhine State, on April 21. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the Myanmar Red Cross carry the body of the driver of a United Nations-marked vehicle after it came under attack while delivering COVID-19 test samples in Sittwe, Rakhine State, on April 21.

STR/AFP via Getty Images
Polish firefighters extinguish a bushfire in Biebrza National Park on April 23. Massive wildfires have ravaged Poland’s largest nature reserve as the country faces its worst drought in years.  WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP via Getty Images

Polish firefighters extinguish a bushfire in Biebrza National Park on April 23. Massive wildfires have ravaged Poland’s largest nature reserve as the country faces its worst drought in years.

WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP via Getty Images
A man looks at his phone while resting on Primrose Hill in London on April 18. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

A man looks at his phone while resting on Primrose Hill in London on April 18.

JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 23 to start a vote on the $484 billion coronavirus relief package. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 23 to start a vote on the $484 billion coronavirus relief package.

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images
At the end of their shift treating COVID-19 patients, a doctor and nurse walk down a corridor in the intensive care unit of San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome on April 20. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images

At the end of their shift treating COVID-19 patients, a doctor and nurse walk down a corridor in the intensive care unit of San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome on April 20.

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images
A nurse holds the hand of a patient in the palliative care unit of Eugenie Hospital in Ajaccio, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on April 23. PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP via Getty Images

A nurse holds the hand of a patient in the palliative care unit of Eugenie Hospital in Ajaccio, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, on April 23.

PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP via Getty Images
South Miami, Florida, is seen from an aircraft April 23. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

South Miami, Florida, is seen from an aircraft April 23.

CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images
Migrants stand in line to get sanitizer and other items during a distribution by the International Organization for Migration near Kranidi, Greece, on April 21. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images

Migrants stand in line to get sanitizer and other items during a distribution by the International Organization for Migration near Kranidi, Greece, on April 21.

LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images
A woman holds her child as she waits to receive free wheat from the government emergency committee in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 21. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images

A woman holds her child as she waits to receive free wheat from the government emergency committee in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 21.

WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images
Workers load watermelons into boats in the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 17. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images

Workers load watermelons into boats in the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 17.

MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images
Keeping a safe distance from one another, Israelis take part in a “Black Flag” demonstration at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on April 19. They were protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the measures put in place to contain the coronavirus. GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images

Keeping a safe distance from one another, Israelis take part in a “Black Flag” demonstration at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on April 19. They were protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the measures put in place to contain the coronavirus.

JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images
Lights in the rooms of a hotel are lit in the shape of a heart in New York City on April 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

Lights in the rooms of a hotel are lit in the shape of a heart in New York City on April 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images
A Palestinian hangs decorative lights at a shop in east Jerusalem on April 21 as Muslims prepare for the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

A Palestinian hangs decorative lights at a shop in east Jerusalem on April 21 as Muslims prepare for the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images
A protester wears a bag over their head during a “Reopen America” rally at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, on April 18. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images

A protester wears a bag over their head during a “Reopen America” rally at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, on April 18.

MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images
The Lyrids meteor shower streaks across the sky over Michaelskapelle in Niederhollabrunn, Austria, on April 21. Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images

The Lyrids meteor shower streaks across the sky over Michaelskapelle in Niederhollabrunn, Austria, on April 21.

Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images
Previous Next Close