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    A federal law enforcement officer pushes a mother back during a demonstration against the presence of federal law enforcement officers and racial inequality in Portland, Oregon, US, 21 July 2020.

    While the world continues to fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, with nations anticipating a possible second wave of COVID-19, life goes on despite the crisis.

    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.

    As summer has brought high temperatures, causing wildfires in some parts of our planet like California and the southern part of Russia, the monsoon rains have come again to south and south-east Asia.

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    • A muslim girl attends Eid al-Adha prayers at the Thai Islamic Center amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand, 31 July 2020.
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