The world is continuing its fight against the coronavirus pandemic as the latter appears not to want to give way, with the total number of infected people surpassing two million.
Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a compilation of photos to show the highlights of the past week, where you can get a glimpse of what has been happening across the globe during this truly extraordinary time.
Nations continue to ease lockdown measures and restart their economies, with people pouring into the streets, parks, and other public spaces in an attempt to make up for time lost during self-isolation.
Besides the coronavirus issue, several parts of the world witnessed Mother Nature's wrath this week, with heavy rain and thunderstorms hitting cities and villages worldwide.
A woman poses for a photographer in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego, California on Saturday, 4 July 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many beaches have been shut down for the Fourth of July weekend across California due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. San Diego area beaches, however, have remained open.
A reveller dressed up as Saint Fermin waves from a balcony in front of the town hall where the firing of "chupinazo", which opens the San Fermin festival that was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, should have taken place, in Pamplona, Spain, 6 July 2020.
A restaurant worker wearing a mask cleans windows as the restaurant reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, 6 July 2020. Bars, restaurants, and beauty salons were allowed to reopen Monday after over three months of quarantine, and are required to observe preventative measures and reduced operating hours only during the day.
Buddhists monks and children look out from the rooftop at a Buddhist mission hostel and school for underprivileged children as an international passenger flight takes off at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport after the authorities eased restrictions imposed as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, in Kolkata on 5 July 2020.
A student at the Leap of Dance Academy, Olamide Olawale, performs a dance routine on Okelola Street in Ajangbadi, Lagos, on 3 July 2020. The Leap of Dance Academy is a ballet school in a poor district of the sprawling megacity of Lagos that aims to bring classical dance to underprivileged children in Africa's most populous nation.
Women whose wedding ceremony was delayed or cancelled due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pose for photographers as they stage a protest at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Tuesday, 7 July 2020.
Villagers carry their nets in an attempt to catch coins thrown as offerings by Hindu worshippers into the crater during the Kasada ceremony at Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java Province, Indonesia 7 July 2020.