In Pictures: Indian man cremates COVID-19 victims despite stigma | India

Ramananda Sarkar never wanted to burn bodies for a living, but he was deep in debt…

In Pictures: A look at COVID-19’s effects as deaths hit 1 million | Gallery

As it made its way across the globe this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and…

In Pictures: Mexico’s Indigenous children struggle for education | Coronavirus pandemic

In the poverty-stricken mountains of southern Mexico, children can only dream of having the internet or…

In Pictures: Peru’s Indigenous fight virus using ancestral wisdom | Peru

As coronavirus spread quickly through Peru’s Amazon, the Indigenous Shipibo community decided to turn to the…

In Pictures: Can Japan’s ancient Noh theatre survive coronavirus? |

Kennosuke Nakamori’s sonorous voice fills a small room as he practises the lines of a traditional…

In Pictures: How Ashoura was marked amid coronavirus restrictions |

Thousands of tearful Shia pilgrims wearing gloves and face masks flooded Iraq’s city of Karbala on…

In Pictures: Migrants return to Delhi as COVID-19 deaths soar | India

India’s COVID-19 deaths topped 50,000 on Monday, five months after the country reported its first, as…

In Pictures: Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus origins | Thailand

Researchers in Thailand have been trekking through the countryside to catch bats in their caves in…

In Pictures: Lonely burials for coronavirus victims in Iraq |

Every chapter of Iraq’s modern history can be seen in the sprawling cemetery of Wadi al-Salam…

In Pictures: Hajj in the shadow of coronavirus | Saudi Arabia

In the years before the coronavirus, some three million white-clad pilgrims from across the world flocked…

Coronavirus: Dramatic pictures show scaled-down Hajj pilgrimage due to COVID-19 | World News

Muslims wearing face masks and socially distancing have started arriving in Mecca for a dramatically scaled-down…

In Pictures: India landfill site a COVID-19 risk for scavengers | Coronavirus pandemic

Mansoor Khan and his wife Latifa Bibi have been collecting scraps of plastic and other items…

In Pictures: COVID-19 hits Brazil’s quilombos hard | Coronavirus pandemic

In a small room filled with donated bananas, lettuce, toilet paper and more, Rejane Oliveira quickly…

In pictures: How coronavirus swept through Brazil

Image copyright Getty Images Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak has been one of the world’s most severe, with…

In pictures: A hospital in the US battling for the lives of COVID-19 patients

At the start of a new week at a medical centre in Houston, US – which…

A deadly crisis – Coronavirus strains Mexico’s cemeteries – Pictures

With thousands of dead and counting, Mexico has been hit so hard by the coronavirus pandemic…

In Pictures: Belgrade protest over COVID-19 curfew turns violent |

Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, has been rocked by protests for a second straight day as police clashed with…

In Pictures: Lockdown inspires gardening boom in India’s Nagaland | India

Two healthy pots of coriander and two of spinach are enough to provide a sense of…

In Pictures: Drones light up Seoul sky with coronavirus messages |

Hundreds of drones have lit up the night sky in the South Korean capital, Seoul, for…

This week in pictures: post-lockdown party in Prague; arrests in Hong Kong; Russian referendum

This week, Germany took on the EU”s rotating six-month presidency. Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered on…

In Pictures: COVID-19 ravages Amazon river communities in Brazil |

As the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil rockets past 1 million cases, higher than anywhere outside the…

‘My day starts at 3am’: coronavirus fuels gruelling Harare commutes – in pictures | Global development

It’s a dark, nippy June morning before dawn and a queue is forming at Glen View…

In Pictures: Philippines’ iconic jeepneys pushed off the road | Coronavirus pandemic

The Philippines’ iconic passenger jeepney was one of the first casualties of the coronavirus outbreak, with…

In Pictures: Coronavirus cases hit a new high in India | Coronavirus pandemic

India has reported a new daily record of nearly 20,000 new infections as several Indian states…

In pictures: How COVID-19 face masks are becoming canvases for self-expression

As the saying goes, the show must go on. As the spread of coronavirus slows and…

In Pictures: Gravediggers in Mexico, the pandemic’s ‘last link’ |

Gravediggers and crematorium workers in Mexico are struggling to keep up the pace as the country…

In Pictures: New cases force lockdown around Beijing food market | China

China’s capital raced to control a new coronavirus outbreak on Monday, as 75 cases appeared, linked…

Powerful image of archbishop in cathedral surrounded by pictures of Covid-19 victims – World News

An archbishop in Peru had his cathedral filled with thousands of photos of those who have…

This week in pictures: Monuments under attack, George Floyd’s funeral, the end of Moscow’s lockdown

Activists have been targeting statues of the prominent slave traders as Europe confronts its colonial history.…

In pictures: Kyiv’s legendary ‘Kachalka’ outdoor gym comes back to life after lockdown

With many pleasure pursuits curtailed during the lockdown, Kyivans, like many of us, have had to…