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Our World in Pictures: Week 22 of 2021

Students take part in the annual cleaning of 'The Pillar of Shame', an art piece dedicated to the victims of the 1989 Beijing Tiananmen Square Massacre, at Hong Kong University in Hong Kong, China, 04 June 2021. For the second year in a row police banned the annual candlelight vigil in Victoria Park marking the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre citing ongoing public health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. EPA-EFE/JEROME FAVRE

Here is an incomplete, yet surprising and moving gallery of images of this week’s events around the world.

Members of the emergency services assist migrants as they arrive to Arguineguin Port in Gran Canaria, Spain, 04 June 2021. A total of 37 migrants that navigated on board a small boat were rescued at sea by Spanish Rescue Maritime Services, 203 km away from the coast. EPA-EFE/Angel Medina G.
A man touches the coffin of his relative Marco Antonio Carillo, 48, who died of COVID-19 according to his family during his burial at the “Martires 19 de Julio” cemetery on June 1, 2021 in Lima, Peru. After a government review carried by experts, Peru more than doubled the number of deaths by coronavirus. (Photo by Angela Ponce/Getty Images)
Supporters of the candidate for the Presidency of Peru, Pedro Castillo, of the Peru Libre party, gather during an event marking the closure of his campaign ahead of the second round of presidential elections, in Plaza Dos de Mayo, in Lima, Peru, 03 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Stringer
Supporters of the candidate for the Presidency of Peru, Pedro Castillo, of the Peru Libre party, gather during an event marking the closure of his campaign ahead of the second round of presidential elections, in Plaza Dos de Mayo, in Lima, Peru, 03 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Stringer
Activists of the civil movement ‘Traditions and order’ burn smoke flares and hold a banner reading ‘No to the legitimation of gender dictatorship!’ during a rally in front of the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, 04 June 2021. Protestors gathered to protest against law draft 5488 which provides administrative or criminal liability for the grounds of racial, national or religious intolerance also as a criticism of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) movements in Ukraine and involves imprisonment up to eight years. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV
Activists of the civil movement ‘Traditions and order’ attend a rally in front of the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
Bangladeshi Islamic political party members attend a protest after a Friday prayer in front of Baitul Mukarram Mosque against the violence against Uyghur Muslim people in China and to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/MONIRUL ALAM
U.S. President Joe Biden silently prays during a moment of silence during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on June 01, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
A U.S. soldier stands with a bouquet of flowers amongst the headstones of those killed during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery during Memorial Day on May 31, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
The Olympic Rings are displayed by the Odaiba Marine Park Olympic venue on June 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Patricia Maria Tig of Romania during their first-round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 30 May 2021. EPA-EFE/CAROLINE BLUMBERG
Naomi Osaka of Japan runs to return a shot in her First Round match against Patricia Maria Tig of Romania during Day One of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka of Japan serves in her First Round match against Patricia Maria Tig of Romania during Day One of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
David Varela of Portugal competes in the qualifying race of men’s K1 200m of 2021 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships in Poznan, Poland, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Adam Warzawa
Dhow boats compete in the Al Gaffal Dhow Race outside Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 June 2021. Al Gaffal long-distance Sur Bin Na’air 60ft Traditional Dhow Race (Dhow is a traditional boat) in Dubai is the biggest traditional sailing race in the world.  EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER
Cargo Ship ‘Hamburg SOD (R) is seen in the background as Dhow boat ‘Al Tabr’ competing in the Al Gaffal Dhow Race outside Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER
An aerial photo made with a drone shows fishing boats on the Marmara sea covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey, 04 June 2021. Because of global heating, a blanket of mucus-like substance in the Marmara sea increasing day by day threatens the fishing industry and the environment. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN
Water lines are visible on the steep banks of Lake Oroville as a fisherman floats by on June 01, 2021 in Oroville, California. As the extreme drought takes hold in California, water levels at reservoirs are falling fast. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Stephen Frost, a farmer, attempts to beat back a wildfire spreading across the moorland towards his farm, pictured in the Clwydian Range, above the village of Rhewl, Llangollen, on June 1, 2021 in North Wales, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Phil Hatcher-Moore/Getty Images)
A pilgrim wearing a raincoat fights against the wind to take a photograph from the top of El Perdon mount on a windy day in Pamplona, Spain, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/Jesus Diges
Extinction Rebellion activists protest at Gran Via in downtown Madrid to demand that ‘ecocide’ (serious damage to a territory’s ecosystems) be recognized as an international crime, in Madrid, Spain, 04 June 2021. EPA-EFE/RODRIGO JIMENEZ
Indian surgeon Antima Memiwal (2R) finishes surgery after removing a fungal infection associated with mucormycosis in an operating theatre at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital on June 1, 2021 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The state of Rajasthan has declared mucormycosis, or black fungus, an epidemic, in the wake of rising cases primarily among those recovering from the coronavirus. The rare but potentially deadly fungal infection affects the respiratory tract, sometimes causing swelling and discoloration around the eyes and mouth. India’s prolonged and devastating wave of Covid-19 infections has gripped cities and overwhelmed urban health resources, but it has also reached deep into rural India, where the true extent of the devastation is unknown because of the lack of widespread testing or reliable data. (Photo by Rebecca Conway/Getty Images)
Praise singer Jessica Mbangeni at the launch of the Interfaith Desk on June 03, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Interfaith Desk will be entrusted to rectify irreligious activities, promote social cohesion, and rally communities towards moral regeneration in line with the national values and principles enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Luba Lesolle)
Hannah Vitos observes The Blenheim Art Foundation interactive sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei which will go on long-term display on the grounds of Blenheim Palace on June 02, 2021 in Woodstock, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
A view of the newly built Ribbon Hotel on June 04, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The Vessel stands in Hudson Yards days after its reopening on June 02, 2021 in New York City. The 150-foot modernist structure, a tourist destination and located in the recently developed Hudson Yards, has reopened following a series of suicides and now has a ban on solo visitors.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thank you to Kim McCarthy from Gallo Images for her generous help in the production of this image selection. DM/ ML

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