Life under lockdown: How our world looked three years ago
Hashim, an essential worker in the healthcare industry, greets his daughter through a closed door as he maintamore
Dana Baer and her son Jacob Baer wish Avery Slutsky a happy sixth birthday from their car during a drive-by bimore
Su Sevda Uzun dances from a terrace of her friend's home while she is accompanied by musicians Hakan Kaya and more
Catholic priest Reginaldo Manzotti conducts a mass, broadcast live on television, with photos of the faithful more
Some hundreds of residents, affected by the economic fallout caused by the pandemic, line-up in their vehiclesmore
Sheep that are now used to maintain the grass after staff were furloughed graze at Avington Park Golf Course imore
A staff member marks seats for social distancing at a movie theatre in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 21, 2020. more
Personal trainer Flo Dowler leads the residents of Napier Avenue in a workout fitness class in Fulham, West Lomore
Students sit behind old ballot boxes repurposed into partitions as they attend class in Pathum Thani province,more
A fan watching a drive-in viewing of the Los Angeles Dodgers playing the Tampa Bay Rays during game 1 of the 2more
Schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo, 35, takes a picture of his two-year-old daughter Bianca painting his toenails asmore
Alexa Callander virtually teaches a second-grade class for students who are either at home or in a separate clmore
Muay Thai fighters perform at Walking Street inside an empty bar, lacking tourists, in Pattaya, Thailand, Marcmore
Everton fan Speedo Mick watches the match at home, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak more
Teddy bears sit at tables to maintain social distancing measures at Jaso Bakery restaurant in Mexico City, Julmore
A general view of the 110 freeway and downtown Los Angeles, California, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Keith Huerta, 30, cuts the hair of Nick Parr, 25, on the street outside Active Barbers in Santa Monica, Califomore
People participate in an outdoor yoga class by LMNTS Outdoor Studio, in a dome to facilitate social distancingmore
Children Mila and Teo Principe and Alexandria and Juliana Lyles maintain social distance during an outdoor movmore
A woman works at home with a cat while workers are forced to work remotely in Sassenheim, Netherlands October more
Reuben Goodman poses for a picture during his 5th birthday party on an empty street as the outbreak of the cormore
An empty street is seen in Manhattan, New York City, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A passage is blocked by barricades and shared bicycles in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, February 20, 2020. REUmore
People sit in outlined sections while viewing a screening as part of Movie Nights with Tribeca Film Festival amore
Raindrops are seen on outdoor protective plastic sheeting as a woman talks on her phone at a cafe dining area more
Ballet dancer and performer Ashlee Montague of New York wears a gas mask while she dances in Times Square in Mmore
A customer pushes her trolley next to empty shelves at a Sainsbury's store in Harpenden, Britain, March 18, 20more
Johanna and Philipp Sofsky listen to registrar Astrid Born during their wedding ceremony at the temporary regimore
Grass grows on Rome's popular Piazza Navona square after a huge drop in the number of visitors in Rome, Italy,more
A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean pomore
People stand on signs to respect social distancing on a platform for the tramway in Nice, France, May 11, 2020more
Wild boars cross a road in a residential area in Haifa, northern Israel, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulumore
Janis and Uri Segal smile as they celebrate Thanksgiving with a virtual zoom with their family before a small more
Goldfish bowl-like acrylic screens installed as part of new social distancing measures at Jazz Lounge Encountemore
An Iranian man and his daughter get disinfected before they enter the kindergarten, in Tehran, Iran, October 1more
People wear protective face shields and masks at a bank preparing to reopen in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14, 2020more
Customers wait outside on social distancing markings at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald's in more
Dummies are seen replacing the audience during a game between the SK Wyverns and the Hanwha Eagles, despite momore
Spanish blues singer Beatriz Berodia "Betta" sings from her balcony during a daily evening concert to support more
People have lunch at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant that reopened with the implementation of a plastimore
Tracy Sandridge and Julie Brown of Baltimore pose with inner tubes on wheels dubbed "bumper tables" designed tmore
Nursery plants are seen placed in people's seats during a rehearsal as Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu operamore
College student John Sorba, 20, attends his online class in his family's shanty home in Tondo, Manila, Philippmore
Children play in a mud pool during the Online Boryeong Mud Festival at their home during a live streaming evenmore
A man sings inside a makeshift 'shower stall' set up in order to protect patrons at Tracie's Place Restaurant more
Students wearing protective masks talk while practicing social distancing at the courtyard of a secondary schomore
Yellow stripe is painted in the middle of a pedestrian street to help people comply with social distance guidemore
Roberto Ruiz visits his mother, Elena Filippi, 80, in a retirement residence and talks with her through a tranmore
Newborn baby Phuc An, wearing a protective face shield, is seen before leaving home for his vaccination, in Hamore
A member of the community swabbing team carries out a doorstep COVID-19 test following the outbreak of the cormore
Kilian, 6, wears a protective face mask as he jumps from a bench, after restrictions were partially lifted formore
Children take part in a lesson after schools reopened for grades 1-3 in Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2020. REUTEmore
Alexis Lamoreaux celebrates with her family after she graduates from nursing school at Ohio State University dmore
Archbishop Francois Touvet waves to attendees after France's first ever drive-in mass in Chalons-en-Champagne,more
An artist performs as screens show the Zoom audience during the first six-hour online music festival at a studmore
A Madame Tussauds's wax figure of Audrey Hepburn sits at an empty table to comply with social distancing requimore
People sit inside their cars and watch an open-air performance in Jerusalem, August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ilan more
People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving at their workplaces at World Trade Centmore
Stuttgart Ballet company dancers take part in a conceptual performance at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart,more
Luigia Pani, 89, a resident at Belgian nursing home "Le Jardin de Picardie" enjoys hugs and cuddles with her smore
French police face off with protesters over pension reform
Violent unrest has erupted across the country and trade unions have promised to intensify their strike action, leaving Macron to face the most dangerous...
Netanyahu softens judicial overhaul after weeks of protest in Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a softening of his judicial overhaul plan but an unallayed opposition said it would still challenge key...
Church tower reemerges from parched reservoir in drought-hit Spain
Spain is in the grip of a long-term drought after 36 months of below-average rainfall, with some parts so parched that officials have asked people to cut water...
Cyclone Freddy wreaks havoc in Malawi
Cyclone Freddy swept through the southern African region killing more than 500 people in Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar since it first made landfall in...
Iconic images from the Iraq War, 20 years after it began
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was meant to topple a dictator who had inflicted reckless wars and economic misery on his fellow Iraqis, and then to usher in a thriving democracy. Instead, Iraqis faced years of upheaval and chaos.
From blizzards to landslides, California's surreal winter weather
Twelve atmospheric rivers have pounded California since late December, inundating parts of the drought-stricken state with raging floodwaters.
Drone wars: UAVs on the frontlines of Ukraine
Russian and Ukrainian forces launch reconnaissance and attack drones in what has been called the first full-scale drone war in history.
Peak bloom in Tokyo and more from cherry blossom season
Peak bloom arrived in Japan's capital this week on March 22, one of the earliest in recorded history, according to national broadcaster NHK, citing the weather agency.
In photos: The holy month of Ramadan
Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan.
French police face off with protesters over pension reform
Labor unions fear the protests, now in their second week, could turn more violent if the government does not heed the growing popular anger over pension curbs.
NYC braces for Trump indictment
Workers erected barricades around a Manhattan courthouse on Monday as New York City braced for a possible indictment of Donald Trump, in what would be the first-ever criminal case against any U.S. president.
Protesters and police clash across France in day of strife
Police fired tear gas and fought with violent black-clad anarchists in Paris on Thursday as hundreds of thousands of mainly peaceful protesters marched across France against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise the pension age.
Photos of the week
A selection of some of our top news photography from around the world this week.