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ICYMI – Devastation in India, enthralling Super Moon

Stories and images of the devastating toll of India’s second wave of COVID-19 continue to flood in, from scenes of scenes of mass cremations to families comforting their loved ones in hospitals that grow more crowded every day. Our chief photographer on the ground in New Delhi provided an account of how our team is working to document these heartbreaking stories in a way that pays respect to those who have been lost.

The world was dazzled by the first super moon of the year and Reuters was on site across multiple iconic locations, from Athens to Paris to New York, to capture the dramatic skyscapes.

Israel is in mourning after dozens were killed at the Lag B’Omer religious festival where tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the the tomb of a 2nd-century sage. Government watchdogs are opening an investigation into the incident.

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The Super Pink Moon is captured across the world

The full moon, known as the “Super Pink Moon” rises behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

India’s daily COVID-19 cases pass 400,000 as second wave worsens

For Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui, covering India’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is a daily circuit of crematoriums, cemeteries and hospitals, capturing the struggles of a nation of 1.4 billion people.

Israel holds day of mourning after deadly stampede

Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on it in Mount Meron, northern Israel, where fatalities were reported among the thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the tomb of a 2nd-century sage for annual commemorations that include all-night prayer and dance, April 30, 2021.

COVID-19 restrictions ease in New York City

People gather at McSorley’s Old Ale House as restrictions eased on indoor drinking in bars, allowing seating at the bar, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.