Photos of the Week (06/06/21)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) A girl poses with a weapon at a stand set up by Romania’s gendarmerie at the Palace of the Parliament, on International Children’s Day, in Bucharest. Photo: AP

2) University students clean the “Pillar of Shame” statue at the University of Hong Kong on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, in Hong Kong. Photo: REUTERS/Lam Yik

3) A couple performs a tango during a demonstration demanding that dancers be allowed to practice in open spaces amid ongoing restrictions due to surging coronavirus caseloads, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 29, 2021. Since the pandemic hit the country, tango, an essential part of Argentine culture, has been suspended to try to stop the wave of infections. Photo: Natacha Pisarenko / AP

4) Some of 26 ice sculptures of children installed on New Brighton Beach begin to melt. The ice statues were installed as part of a giant sand artwork on the beach to highlight global warming and the forthcoming COP26 global climate conference on May 31, 2021, in Wirral, Merseyside, England. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty

5) An aerial view of a sinkhole that was found by farmers in a field in Santa Maria Zacatepec, state of Puebla, Mexico, on June 1, 2021. Photo: Jose Castanares / AFP / Getty

6) People swim in the Sky Pool, a transparent acrylic swimming-pool bridge that is fixed between two apartment blocks, at Embassy Gardens in southwest London, on June 3, 2021. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty

7) A giant panda enjoys an ice-cream in a hanging basket at Beijing zoo, which has newly built sports facilities and spray cooling equipment to keep the animals comfortable over the summer. Photograph: Sipa Asia/Rex/Shutterstock

8) Spectators react as drivers take their first lap at the Indy 500, the largest attended sporting event since the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2021. Photo: Reuters

9) In Rio de Janiero the Brazilian para-swimmer Jessica Oliveira trains at Vasco da Gama club. The 16-year-old is a quadruple amputee as a result of meningococcal meningitis at age 10. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

10) Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners kisses his daughter Audrey before a game against the Oakland Athletics on Lou Gehrig Day at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, on June 2, 2021. Photo: Steph Chambers / Getty

11) Dorothy Onikute, 33, a deputy sheriff with the Rio Arriba County sheriff’s office, responding to an overdose call on 4 February, on the side of the road in Alcalde, New Mexico. The exhibition The Human Cost: America’s Drug Plague is at the Bronx Documentary Center from 5 June 5 until July 5. Photo: James Nachtwey for TIME

12) A mind-bending photograph of an orangutan with the sky reflected in water has won first prize in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. The image, by Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan, is called The World is Going Upside Down. It beat 8,000 entries from around the globe. Vijayan took the photo in Borneo, where he selected a tree that was in the water so he could get a good reflection of the sky and create the upside-down effect. “This image means a lot to me because presently the orangutan population is reducing at an alarming rate,” he said.

13) U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the Memorial Day speech during the National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Reuters

14) A visitor points to the names of the fallen soldiers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the National Mall ahead of Memorial Day, in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 2021. Photo: Jose Luis Magana / AP

15) Elias Loosen plants a flag as part of the War Memorial Center’s Field of Flags community event in Milwaukee. Photo: Ebony Cox/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA Today Network

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