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Published 9:47 PM ET, Thu June 4, 2020
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A protester carries an American flag upside down next to a burning building in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 28. Demonstrations have been taking place across the country since the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a police officer pressed a knee into his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Anger poured through communities as video of Floyd's last moments began circulating on social media. Floyd, unarmed and handcuffed, was pleading for help as he was pinned down, saying he couldn't breathe. Four police officers were fired and face criminal charges. Julio Cortez/AP
Philonise Floyd speaks at a memorial service for his brother George on Thursday, June 4. He said George had "touched many hearts" and that the audience in Minneapolis was a testament of that. "Everybody wants justice, we want justice for George," Philonise said. "He's going to get it." Julio Cortez/AP
A young boy raises his fist during a demonstration in Atlanta on Sunday, May 31. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images
Lawmakers from the House of Commons observe social-distancing rules as they cast votes in London on Tuesday, June 2. Commons Press Office
Motorists are ordered to the ground by police during a protest in Minneapolis on Sunday, May 31. John Minchillo/AP
A crowd gathers in Titusville, Florida, to watch SpaceX's historic launch on Saturday, May 30. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched two NASA astronauts toward the International Space Station. It's the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth's orbit. Scott Audette/Reuters
A family member of David "Yaya" McAtee sheds a tear near the site of his death on Monday, June 1. McAtee, who ran an outdoor barbecue eatery in Louisville, Kentucky, was fatally shot as police and the Kentucky National Guard dispersed a crowd of protesters. Luke Sharrett/The New York Times/Redux
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell pony, in Windsor, England, last weekend. It's the 94-year-old monarch's first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began in the United Kingdom. The Queen has long been known for her love of equestrian pursuits and has regularly been photographed on horseback over the years. Steve Parsons/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Customers walk through a disinfection cabin at the entrance of a shopping center in Moscow on Monday, June 1. Our new normal, in pictures Yuri Kochetkov/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Police officers scuffle with a protester during an anti-racism demonstration in London on Wednesday, June 3. The death of George Floyd has resonated around the world. In London — some 4,000 miles from where Floyd died in Minnesota — thousands of protesters gathered to show solidarity with mourning Americans. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
Isidre Correa, who is recovering from the coronavirus, is taken to the seaside in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, June 3. Hospital del Mar has been taking coronavirus patients to the seaside as part of the recovery process. David Ramos/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump walks to St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo op in Washington on Monday, June 1. After federal forces pushed peaceful protesters out of the area, Trump stood in front of the iconic church holding a Bible. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Redux
A voter, right, checks in with an election worker in Philadelphia before casting her ballot in the Pennsylvania primary on Tuesday, June 2. Matt Rourke/AP
Krystal Smith, a police officer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, points at Officer Steven Pohorence and appears to yell at him and scold him on Sunday, May 31. Pohorence is under investigation for allegedly shoving a black protester who was kneeling during a protest that day. CNN attempted to reach Pohorence through his union, but it declined and offered no further comment, citing the "open and ongoing investigation." Alex Dixon
Mikhail Ermakov, an artist and dog trainer with the Great Moscow State Circus, playfully rehearses with his dogs on Thursday, June 4. Alexander Avilov/Moscow News Agency/Reuters
Protesters rally on a highway in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sunday, May 31. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
A protester takes a knee in front of police officers in San Jose, California, on Friday, May 29. Dai Sugano/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News/Getty Images
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivers a eulogy at George Floyd's memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 4. "George Floyd should not be among the deceased," Sharpton said. "He did not die of common health conditions. He died of a common American criminal-justice malfunction." Julio Cortez/AP
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station, takes off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday, May 30. The launch was originally scheduled for May 27 but was postponed due to bad weather. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A police officer charges forward during protests in Washington on Sunday, May 31. Samuel Corum/AFP/Getty Images
Hundreds of surfers in Encinitas, California, gather in support of Black Lives Matter on Wednesday, June 3. Tyler Transki via Reuters
Protesters on horseback rally in downtown Houston on Tuesday, June 2. Houston is the city that George Floyd called home. Adrees Latif/Reuters
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, touches his face while speaking at a church in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday, June 1. As he spoke with African-American leaders, Biden pledged to take steps to combat institutional racism and re-establish a police oversight body at the Justice Department. Andrew Harnik/AP
Law enforcement officers kneel with protesters in Atlanta on Monday, June 1. Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP
A health worker stands on a boat while waiting for an ambulance to help transfer a coronavirus patient in Manacapuru, Brazil, on Monday, June 1. Brazil is Latin America's hardest-hit country, with confirmed coronavirus cases climbing by the thousands each day. Felipe Dana/AP
CNN journalist Omar Jimenez is taken into custody during a live broadcast Friday, May 29, at the site of protests in Minneapolis. Jimenez's crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs. They have since been released from custody. Police told the crew they were being detained because they were told to move and didn't, one member of the CNN crew relayed to the network. Jimenez could be seen holding his CNN badge while reporting, identifying himself as a reporter and telling the officers the crew would move wherever officers needed them to. Gov. Tim Walz apologized for the arrests and said he took full responsibility. CNN
Bridges over the Chicago River were lifted to limit transportation to and from the Loop, where protesters clashed with police on Saturday, May 30. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
Democratic senators take a knee as they observe a moment of silence at the US Capitol on Thursday, June 4. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency in the Siberian city of Norilsk after 20,000 tons of fuel spilled into a nearby river from a power station. This photo of the Ambarnaya River was taken on Wednesday, June 3. Marine Rescue Service of Russia/AFP/Getty Images
Hundreds of demonstrators in Boston lie face down, symbolizing the last moments of George Floyd's life, on Wednesday, June 3. Related photos: Lie-in protests around the world Steven Senne/AP
Protesters in Washington rally near the White House on Sunday, May 31. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Protesters link arms and surround a police officer to protect him from the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday, May 28. Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal/USA Today
Jockeys maintain social distance before the first horse race Tuesday, June 2, at Kempton Park in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. Hugh Routledge/Pool/Reuters
A tractor-trailer drives into a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis on Sunday, May 31. As the driver tried to speed up, protesters overtook the vehicle and the driver stopped, video shows. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images
A protester in Memphis, Tennessee, winces in pain after being hit with pepper spray by police on Thursday, May 28. Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian/AP
Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Thursday, June 4. Andrew Kelly/Reuters
Journalist Ed Ou is seen bleeding after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the National Guard watch as demonstrators march along Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 2. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP
People are moved to safety as Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, June 3. Rajanish Kakade/AP
People in Minneapolis raise their hands and shout slogans on Tuesday, June 2, as they protest at the makeshift memorial for George Floyd. See last week in 33 photos Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images