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A woman looks at a mural of a health worker with wings holding a globe on International Nurses Day in Melbourne on May 12, 2020. As frontline hospital staff are constantly facing the risks from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the world is marking International Nurses Day, celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. (AFP)
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A jeweller, wearing a face mask and latex gloves due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, showcases bars of gold at a shop at the Dubai Gold Souk on May 13. (AFP)
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View of the Deputy chamber during the first virtual session at the Argentine Congress within the lockdown against the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 13, 2020. (AFP)
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A mahout leads his elephant carrying tree branches and leaves along a road during a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on May 14, 2020. (AFP)
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Nurses assigned to the Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) at the Kenyatta University Hospital practice dance moves during a Zumba class held at the hospital compound in Nairobi, on May 17, 2020. (AFP)
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Palestinian women, wearing protective face masks and gloves during the COVID-19 pandemic, form traditional cookies in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on May 17, 2020. (AFP)
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People are seen practising social distancing in white circles in Domino Park, during the Covid-19 pandemic on May 17, 2020 the in Brooklyn borough of New York City. (AFP)
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A gondolier wearing a face mask (Rear) transports his very first customer as service resumes at the San Toma embankment on a Venice canal on May 18, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (AFP)
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A visitor walks through the miniature theme park Madurodam after its reopening following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, in The Hague, The Netherlands, on May 18, 2020. (AFP)
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Cardboard cut-outs with portraits of Borussia Moenchegladbach's supporters are seen at the Borussia Park football stadium in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on May 19, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)
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Updated 19 May 2020

Photos of the Week: May 12 –19

LONDON: Arab News selects some of the most striking images of the week from around the world, in a week which has seen an easing of lockdowns brought about due to the coronavirus outbreak. Scroll above to see them all...