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The Italian Air Force acrobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolored Arrows) perform on May 25, 2020 over Turin as part of the Aeronautic military initiative ‘Abbraccio Tricolore’ (Tricolor Hug), as the country eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID- 19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. The flight over Turin is one of many that, in view of the June 2, 2020 Republic Day, the Frecce Tricolori perform over Italy, passing over all the regions and symbolically embracing the Italian nation with tricolor fumes. (AFP)
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Boys play with a ball on a river ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone Amphan, in Khulna on May 20, 2020. (AFP)
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A Colombian Huitoto indigenous man sails on a raft along the Takana river in Leticia, department of Amazonas, Colombia on May 20, 2020 during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)
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This picture taken on May 24, 2020 during the early hours of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, shows an aerial view of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, with the Abraj Al-Bait Mecca Royal Clock Tower overlooking the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the center. (AFP)
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Syrian children play at a makeshift amusement park as they celebrate the Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Syria's northwestern city of Idlib, on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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People protest against lower wages and budget cuts imposed by the government amid the new coronavirus pandemic in downtown Quito, on May 25, 2020. (AFP)
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An orphan plays with her new hula hoop during the food and toy distribution, for total about 500 orphans in 11 orphanages, by National Muslim COVID-19 Response Committee to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at Good hope markazil Banatil Islamia orphans centre in Nairobi. (AFP)
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People enjoy the sun at Carcavelos beach in Cascais in the outskirts of Lisbon on May 26, 2020 as temperatures rise and the Portuguese government loosens a lockdown put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. (AFP)
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A zookeeper wearing a protective mask carries Archibald, the albino kangaroo, past three emus in background in the zoo of Skopje, on May 26, 2020, after the country eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)
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Skippers on class Figaro sail boats take to the start of training on May 27, 2020 in Port-La- Foret, western France. France, on May 11, started to ease the nationwide lockdown that began on March 17, as the number of hospitalisations and deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, showed signs of slowing down. (AFP)
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Updated 27 May 2020

Photos of the Week: May 19 –26

Arab News selects some of the most striking images of the week from around the world, in a week which has seen a slight return to normality amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Scroll above to see them all...