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Photos of the day: Thank you, Sheikh Hamdan; mercury soars in UAE; borders reopen across Europe

Published on June 18, 2020 at 10.31

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Thank you Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of the Executive Council, for being the driving force behind Dubai's fight against Covid-19. Khaleej Times journalists are proud and honoured to receive your priceless token of appreciation for UAE's frontline workers. This will further inspire us at Khaleej Times, the UAE's first English daily, to continue serving the nation, as we have for more than 42 years. Yes, together we will emerge stronger. 17, June, 2020. Photo: Shihab/Khaleej Times
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Abu Dhabi's cultural sites ready to reopen on June 24. Photo: Supplied
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Abu Dhabi residents use umbrellas and scarfs to protect themselves from the blazing sun. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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People wearing facemasks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they ride call “Vortex” at Siam Amazing Park in in Bangkok, Thailand as daily life in the capital resumes to normal as the government continues to ease restrictions related to running business and activities that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AP
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An army convoy moves along the Srinagar-Leh National highway, in Ganderbal district of Kashmir, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Twenty army personnel including a colonel were killed during a clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley of the eastern Ladakh region on Monday night. Photo: PTI
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People stay in a viewpoint looking at the mediterranean sea in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Borders opened up across Europe on Monday after three months of coronavirus closures that began chaotically in March. But many restrictions persist, it's unclear how keen Europeans will be to travel this summer and the continent is still closed to Americans, Asians and other international tourists. Photo: AP
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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, scores his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich in Bremen, Germany. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. Photo: AP
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A man walks on snow near the deserted Manali-Leh road at Rohtang Pass, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Manali. Photo: PTI
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Venezuelan migrants stand in line at a health care centre at the border between Colombia and Venezuela, as they wait to return to Venezuela, amidst the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Cucuta, Colombia. Photo: Reuters
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A statue from the Richmond Howitzers Monument, erected in 1892 to commemorate a Confederate artillery unit, lies after being toppled by protesters against racial inequality overnight in Richmond, Virginia, US. Photo: Reuters
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Workers producing LED chips at a factory in Huaian, in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo: AFP
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Staff members walk around the grounds at Hong Kong's Disneyland, a day before the theme park's doors reopen following nearly five months of closure in a fresh boost for a city that has largely managed to defeat the Covid-19 coronavirus. It is just the second Disneyland around the world to resume services during the pandemic after Shanghai turned its lights and rides back on last month. Photo: AFP
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In this handout picture released by Parque Nacional Galapagos (Galapagos National Park) a park ranger moves Diego, a chelonidis hoodensis turtle, to the area called Las Tunas, 2.5 km off the coast of Espanola Island in the Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador. Diego, an over 100 years-old giant tortoise considered a super male by saving his species from extinction in the Ecuadorian Galapagos archipelago, was returned to his native island Espanola after breeding in captivity for several decades, Environment Minister Paulo Proano, reported Monday. Photo: AFP
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Activists of pro-Kremlin, Ukrainian Shariy party, which supported Volodymyr Zelensky during presidential election in 2019, demand his resignation outside the president's office in Kiev. Photo: AFP
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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement block a street outside the German Automobile industry association (VDA) during a protest in Berlin. Photo: AFP
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Health workers enter a house during a door-to-door visit to carry out Covid-19 tests in Mexico City, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
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A woman wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), of a face mask or covering as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, shelters under an umbrella they are caught in a downpour of rain on Oxford Street in London, as lockdown restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus continue to be relaxed. Photo: AFP
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Children play cricket on a street in a deserted residential area after the area was sealed by the authorities in Lahore as the Covid-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. Pakistan, which has recorded 150,000 cases and about 3,000 deaths, Prime Minister Imran Khan resisted a nationwide lockdown, saying the country could ill afford it. Photo: AFP
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A Palestinian worker collects watermelons at a field as farmers complain about export restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Reuters (Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)
 
 
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