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AP Week in Pictures, North America

por Fredric Hillgrove (2020-05-27)


May 8-May 14, 2020

94fc81f9d988d365a5fa14b60c920b11.jpg?niiThis photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the North America region.

This week´s selection includes a graduate ringing a cowbell as he stands up through the sunroof of a vehicle while waving to supporters during a neighborhood parade honoring 2020 graduates from both J.J. Pearce and Richardson high schools in Richardson, Texas; a mother singing "You Are My Sunshine" over the phone to her son through a window for a Mother´s Day celebration at Provident Village at Creekside senior living in Smyrna, Georgia; members of the White House Military Office cleaning a staircase for Air Force One ahead of the arrival of President Donald Trump at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania; and the Canadian Snowbirds circling the CN Tower as part of Operation Inspiration, their cross-country salute to Canadians helping fight the spread of COVID-19 in Toronto.

The gallery was curated by photo editor Courtney Dittmar in New York.

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Thomas Harden rings a cowbell as he stands up through the sun roof of a vehicle while waving to supporters during a neighborhood parade honoring 2020 student graduates from both J.J. Pearce and Richardson High Schools in Richardson, Texas, Saturday, May 9, 2020. The event was organized by a group of parents who asked neighborhood residents to come out and cheer on the local graduates whose traditional ceremonies were cancelled due to COVID-19. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


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Sheila Kelly, owner of Powell's Steamer Co. & Pub, center, stands behind makeshift barriers as she helps patrons at her restaurant in the El Dorado County town of Placerville, Calif., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. It was the first day Kelly was serving in-dining meals since the state's lockdown order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. El Dorado County was one of the first counties to win approval from the state to reopen for dining-in. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)







Jerry A. Mann, center, watches as his grandmother, Sylvia Rubio, is tested for COVID-19 by the San Antonio Fire Department at a free walk-up test site set up to help underserved and minority communities in San Antonio, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has warned officials in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas that the cities could face lawsuits if they do not relax coronavirus measures he says go further than state law allows. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)







A custodian walks in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Senate office buildings and the U.S. Capitol remain closed to the public in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)







Mary Faye Cochran, 86, sings "You Are My Sunshine" over the phone to her son Stacey Smith through a window for a Mother's Day celebration at Provident Village at Creekside senior living on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in Smyrna, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)







The waning moon rises beyond a sign supporting healthcare workers on top of an office building, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Overland Park, Kan. The city remains under stay-at-home orders until May 11 in an effort to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)







A protester wears a gas mask and carries an American flag during a rally in response to Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)







Members of the White House Military Office clean a staircase for Air Force One ahead of the arrival of President Donald Trump at Lehigh Valley International Airport, ???????? Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)







A boy stands up through a car's sunroof to watch "Dirty Dancing," at a drive-in movie held in the parking lot of the Bel Aire Diner, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The diner is using its parking lot to host about 35 carloads of viewers. Movie-goers are asked to remain in their cars to maintain social distancing. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)







A woman sitting on a stoop reading a book in the sun is seen reflected by a closed clothing store's window on West Broadway, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in the SoHo neighborhood of the Manhattan borough in New York. The U.S. government is poised to report the worst set of job numbers since record-keeping began in 1948, a stunning snapshot of the toll the coronavirus has taken on a now-shattered economy. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)







The Canadian Snowbirds circle the CN Tower as part of Operation Inspiration, their cross-country salute to Canadians helping fight the spread of COVID-19, in Toronto on Sunday, May 10, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)