Fires in Greece, migration crisis in Ceuta, Eurovision in Rotterdam | This week in pictures



This week, at least six Greek villages and two monasteries were evacuated due to a major forest fire on the coast of the Gulf of Corinth, about 90 km west of Athens.

Thousands of migrants, including minors, reach the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the North African coast.

French authorities have asked citizens to remain vigilant against COVID-19, after some people responded to the easing of restrictions by partying late into the night as the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest kicked off in Rotterdam.

Here’s how these and other stories from the week were captured by photographers around the world.

A man watches a forest fire in Schinos, west of Athens, Greece. May 19, 2021Valérie Gache / AFP
Javier Fergo / AP Photo
A man is lying on the ground on the beach after swimming in the region on the border of Morocco and Spain, in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. May 18, 2021.Javier Fergo / AP Photo
Tsafrir Abayov / AP Photo
An Israeli artillery unit fires shells at targets in the Gaza Strip, on the Israeli border with Gaza. May 19, 2021Tsafrir Abayov / AP Photo
Mahmud Hams / AFP
Destroyed buildings are seen in Gaza’s Rimal neighborhood after being shelled by an Israeli airstrike. May 20, 2021Mahmud Hams / AFP
SAUL LOEB / AFP
Lava erupts from the Fagradalsfjall volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest Iceland. May 18, 2021SAUL LOEB / AFP
May 20, 2021. Peter Dejong / AP Photo
Dadi og Gagnamagnid of Iceland performs via video link at the Eurovision Song Contest after a member of the group tested positive for COVID-19. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.May 20, 2021. Peter Dejong / AP Photo
Daniel Cole / AP Photo
People have a drink and dance in the Place du Cours Julien in Marseille, France. Outdoor cafes and restaurants have reopened in the country after a shutdown of more than 6 monthsDaniel Cole / AP Photo
Thibault Camus / AP Photo
A man jumps on the Place du Trocadéro in front of the Eiffel Tower where the French artist and photographer JR has placed his work. Paris, France. May 19, 2021Thibault Camus / AP Photo
Fabio Ferrari / LaPresse via AP
Cyclists pedal on a white road, during the eleventh stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, from Perugia to Montalcino, Italy. May 19, 2021Fabio Ferrari / LaPresse via AP

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