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This underwater picture taken at a depth of five metres off the coast Lebanon's northern town of Qalamun on May 27, 2020 shows a Pelagia noctiluca (Medusa luminosa), a species of jellyfish commonly known as the mauve stinger, typically an offshore species widely distributed in all warm and temperate waters including the Mediterranean sea, Red Sea and Atlantic ocean. (AFP)
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Cloud iridescence, an optical phenomenon where light is diffracted through water droplets, is pictured at the edge of clouds before a summer thunderstorm over Bangkok on May 28, 2020. (AFP)
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People practise acrobatics on the garden of the Esplanade des Invalides on May 28, 2020, in Paris after the French Prime Minister announced the second phase from June 2 of the easing of lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (AFP)
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A general view shows cruise ships anchored at Manila Bay on May 31, 2020. More than 20 cruise ships are anchored at Manila Bay waiting for disembarkation clearance from authorities for their Filipino crews who have undergone swab tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to the Philippine coast guard. Seafarers and other migrant workers are required to undergo a two-week quarantine and coronavirus testing before they are allowed to return home.(AFP)
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Saudi Muslim worshippers observe a safe distance as they perform noon prayer at Al-Rajhi mosque in the capital Riyadh on May 31 ,2020, after authorities eased lockdown measures for prayers in mosques. (AFP)
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Moenchengladbach's players celebrate in front of the cardboards with photos of Moenchengladbach fans displayed on the stands, after the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach v Union Berlin in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on 31 May, 2020. (AFP)
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Sunrise is pictured over the Mekong River on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on June 1, 2020. (AFP)
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Fireworks explode over the Okunitama Shinto shrine in Fuchu in the western suburbs of Tokyo on June 1, 2020. Dozens of fireworks displays erupted simultaneously across Japan on June 1 to cheer up the public, pray for the end of the coronavirus pandemic and pep up business for struggling pyrotechnic artisans. (AFP)
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A man walks past the “Rainbow of Hope” mosaic installation created by local social enterprise Seagulls Reuse as stalls open for business in the outdoor Kirkgate market in Leeds, northern England following the easing of the lockdown restrictions during the novel coronavirus pandemic on June 1, 2020. Schools partially reopened in England on Monday and the most vulnerable were allowed to venture outdoors, despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country was moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown. (AFP)
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Ariel view of protestors gathered near the makeshift memorial in honour of George Floyd marking one week anniversary of his death, on June 1, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Major US cities -- convulsed by protests, clashes with police and looting since the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd a week ago -- braced Monday for another night of unrest. More than 40 cities have imposed curfews after consecutive nights of tension that included looting and the trashing of parked cars. (AFP)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Photos of the Week: May 27 –June 2

LONDON: 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 as nations ease coronavirus lockdown measures. Scroll above to see them all...