Violent protests erupted, extensive weather damage was suffered, and crowds started to assemble amid easing coronavirus restrictions around the world.
By Kate Bubacz
Posted on May 22, 2020, at 5:26 p.m. ET
Ford Executive Chair William Clay Ford Jr. and President Donald Trump tour the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on May 21.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulls the strap of a face mask at a news conference on May 21 in New York City.
Indigenous leader Kretan Kaingang of the Kaingang tribe takes part in a protest against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on May 21.
A worker digs a grave at the General Cemetery in Santiago, Chile, on May 14.
Maria Ortiz cries while kneeling beside the body of her partner, Jose Holguin, who died of complications related to COVID-19, during a viewing service in Manhattan on May 16.
Volunteers look for survivors of a plane crash in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, on May 22.
This aerial view shows people queueing during a distribution of hampers, masks, soap, and sanitizer organised by different charities at the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium, Pretoria, on May 20.
A woman walks to a polling booth in Giheta to cast her vote in Burundi's presidential election on May 20.
Stella Nyanzi, a prominent Ugandan activist and government critic, resists as police officers arrest her during a protest she had organized demanding more food distribution to people who have been financially struggling by the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Kampala, Uganda, on May 18.
Police officers ask people to keep their distance in front of Les Invalides in Paris on May 21 as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Tents are pitched to help slow the spread of the coronavirus at a sanctioned homeless encampment next to San Francisco City Hall on May 19.
Signs reading "no job, no rent" hang from the windows of an apartment building in Washington DC, on May 20.
A man walks across a washed-out road in Sanford, Michigan, on May 21, after the area saw heavy flooding and damage from heavy rains.
Fishing boats are smashed against a pier destroyed by Cyclone Amphan in the Dhamra area of Bhadrak district, India, on May 20.
People crowd Bournemouth beach on a hot day in Dorset, England, May 20.
Healthcare workers at New Orleans East Hospital dance to a jazz serenade in honor of their care for COVID-19 patients, on May 15.
Moviegoers watch Trolls World Tour in the rain at the Four Brothers Drive In Theater in Amenia, New York, on May 15.
Coronavirus patients George Gilbert and his wife, Domneva Gilbert, hold hands during a short visit. They are being treated in different areas at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, England, where they are both part of the TACTIC-R trial, on May 21.
Carolyn Ellis (right) hugs her mother, Susan Watts, using the "hug glove" that Carolyn and her husband, Andrew, created as a Mother's Day gift, in Guelph, Canada, on May 16.
A pair Asian elephants touch trunks in their enclosure in the Wilhelma botanical-zoological garden in Stuttgart, Germany, on May 20.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue puts on a face mask after President Trump spoke about the food supply on May 19 in Washington, DC.
A coach and Helena Senators baseball players stand in a dugout watching their teammates play against the Missoula Mavericks on May 21 in Helena, Montana.
Two young girls in face masks pose on either side of the masked bronze sculpture of the "Fearless Girl" in front of the New York Stock Exchange on May 15 in New York City.
Lydia Hassebroek and her friend Rose place their palms together on either side of her kitchen window, in Brooklyn on May 17.