Photos of the Week: Glass Cabins, Ghost Lights, Trumpet Mask

A moonset over Maine, tall grass in a Roman park, a mass grave in Brazil, a performers’ protest in Greece, partitioned tables at a Bangkok restaurant, camels in Inner Mongolia, a thunderstorm in Bordeaux, a Chinese rocket launch, triathlete training in Belgium, an outdoor piano performance in Turkey, and much more

 


    • Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine, which was reopened after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 4, 2020. Thailand began easing restrictions on May 3 by allowing various businesses to reopen, but warned that the stricter measures would be reimposed should COVID-19 cases increase again.

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    • A musician with the band Mariachi Cultural performs with a mask over the bell of his trumpet during a recording at the Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 4, 2020. The recording will be shown on Sunday, for Mother’s Day. For most mariachi groups, Mother’s Day is the busiest weekend of the year. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, most gigs have been canceled and they are looking for alternatives to secure income.

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    • Music teacher Cemil Ceylan plays a piano in a field of flowers in the Bafra district of Samsun, Turkey, on May 4, 2020.

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    • Union members keep a safe distance from one another and wear face masks during an event marking May Day in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 1, 2020. As traditional protest marches have been canceled this year, delegates from workers’ unions representing all the workers who had to stay at home took part in the event, with the approval of the Portuguese health and interior ministries.

      Armando Franca / AP

    • Medical staff members clap and wave from the balcony of the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Skopje, North Macedonia, on May 5, 2020, in support of the invaluable work that nurses and midwives do to ensure care for patients, mothers, and babies during the pandemic.

      Robert Atanasovski / AFP / Getty

    • Nurses react as community members applaud them at NYU Langone Hospital in New York City on April 30, 2020. Every night, at 7 p.m., medical workers take a break as the community shows its appreciation.

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    • A man wearing a Transformers costume appeals to citizens to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, on May 4, 2020.

      Raisan Al Farisi / Antara Foto Agency / Reuters

    • Local youth representatives dressed as Darth Vader and a storm trooper patrol in a wooden boat to warn village residents to stay at home during the enhanced community quarantine in suburban Manila on May 6, 2020, as part of government’s efforts to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

      Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty

    • A surfer rides a wave as bioluminescent plankton light up the surf around him during the coronavirus outbreak, on April 30, 2020, in Newport Beach, California. Governor Gavin Newsom temporarily closed Orange County’s coastline on Thursday, after large crowds were seen there.

      Mark J. Terrill / AP

    • Belgian triathlete Jelle Geens works out in an inflatable swimming pool during lockdown, in Heusden-Zolder on May 4, 2020.

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    • Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft fly in formation during a rehearsal for an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Moscow, Russia, on May 4, 2020.

      Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

    • A Long March 5B rocket lifts off from the Wenchang launch site on China’s southern Hainan Island on May 5, 2020. Chinese state media reported the “successful” launch of the new rocket on May 5, a major test of the country’s ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon.

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    • Lightning flashes above the Grosse Cloche bell tower during a storm in Bordeaux, France, on May 4, 2020.

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    • Ange Sullivan, head of lighting, checks on the “ghost light” hanging on the stage of the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House on May 3, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Opera House was forced to close its doors following government restrictions in response to the ongoing pandemic. In keeping with theater tradition, staff at the Sydney Opera House have installed lights to shine in all the theaters. The ghost lights, which burn in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Drama Theatre, Playhouse, and Studio, are kept on partly for practical reasons, and also because of superstition. The light ensures that people won’t fall off the stage in the dark, but is also believed to ensure that any resident ghosts are able to play onstage without disturbing the props.

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    • A woman runs up the otherwise empty Watergate Steps in Washington, D.C., on May 6, 2020.

      Patrick Semansky / AP

    • Herders lead camels as they walk in the Badain Jaran Desert in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of northern China, on May 1, 2020.

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    • Youngsters run on a rooftop as kites fly in the background, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on May 1, 2020, during a curfew against the spread of the new coronavirus.

      Erika Santelices / AFP / Getty

    • A man tries to keep his distance while showing his phone to staff as he pays for and picks up food from a KFC take-out booth in Leicester, England, on May 2, 2020.

      Ross Kinnaird / Getty

    • People eat among plastic partitions, set up in an effort to contain any spread of the new coronavirus, at the Penguin Eat Shabu hot-pot restaurant in Bangkok on May 5, 2020.

      Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP / Getty

    • Volunteers at Mediamatic restaurant sit in one of several small glass cabins, toasting each other during a tryout of a setup that respects social distancing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 5, 2020.

      Peter Dejong / AP

    • Andrea Silva waits for the results of her father’s COVID-19 test at the Marechal Hermes Urgent Care Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 6, 2020.

      Silvia Izquierdo / AP

    • A woman covered in plastic walks in Granada, Spain, on May 2, 2020.

      Jorge Guerrero / AFP / Getty

    • Demonstrators carry an effigy during a protest outside the Greek parliament by actors and workers in the music industry, demanding state aid to mitigate financial losses due to the coronavirus outbreak in Athens, Greece, on May 7, 2020.

      Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

    • Children wearing face masks stand on the steps of a scale replica of the United States Capitol Building at the World Park in Beijing, China, on May 7, 2020.

      Ng Han Guan / AP

    • A man is pictured in an illuminated apartment in a building on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, on May 4, 2020.

      Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty

    • The Statue of Liberty is seen behind refrigerated trucks serving as makeshift morgues in an attempt to relieve overwhelmed funeral homes in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on May 5, 2020.

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    • Cemetery workers prepare coffins to be buried in a mass grave at the Nossa Senhora cemetery in Manaus, Amazon state, Brazil, on May 6, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    • Sakri, a gravedigger, places grass at a designated graveyard for coronavirus victims at Pondok Ranggon Cemetery in Jakarta.

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    • A bench, surrounded by growing grass, is pictured in a park of the Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome, Italy, on May 4, 2020, as Italy starts to ease its lockdown.

      Andreas Solaro / AFP / Getty

    • People sit on a hill facing the Acropolis in Athens on May 5, 2020, as Greece gradually eases its lockdown.

      Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP / Getty

    • People wearing masks observe social distancing in Sheep Meadow, Central Park, as temperatures rise amid the coronavirus pandemic in New York City on May 3, 2020.

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    • The nearly full moon sets at dawn behind the Camden Hills in this view looking west across Penobscot Bay, near Camden, Maine, on May 6, 2020.

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    • A stork carries branches to build a nest in Van, Turkey, on May 5, 2020.

      Ozkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency / Getty

    • A squirrel is pictured in the Bilychi forest in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 5, 2020.

      Olena Khudiakova / Ukrinform / Barcroft Media / Getty

    • A man and a dog are seen on a bicycle in central London, England, May 4, 2020.

      Toby Melville / Reuters

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