Images of the day Selected by picture editor Brenda Fitzsimons Thu 21 May 2020 Millie Morton and Tommy O'Reilly of Oak View Nursing Home, Belturbet, Co. Cavan enjoy some chair dancing in the sunshine. Music was provided by John Carroll and his nephew Shane Carroll, as part of a new community cultural outreach scheme by Cavan Arts Festival, supported by Cavan County Council, called Chrysalis. Local professional artists deliver a live performance for members of the community who are cocooning during the pandemic. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan Asia 11, Ryan, 8 and Ali Mullin, 5, with their dog Jess, from Drumcondra, Co Dublin, in the Tolka River in Griffith Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times People enjoy the weather on the bank of the Spree river in Berlin, Germany, on a sunny day with temperatures of just over 20 degrees Celsius. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA A protest group calling for the end of Direct Provision gathered outside Leinster House. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times Jack Delmar Anderson, 9, meets his principal Dr Deirdre Farrell of St Gerard’s school in Bray, Co Wicklow, to collect resources and drop off a present to the teacher from his class. Photograph: Ken Anderson Cooks and waiters of restarurants in Via Caracciolo observe a commemoration for victims of Covid-19, in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/ EPA A woman sunbathes at Couchant, or Sunset, beach in a roped-off distancing zone marked out by the municipality along the beaches in La Grande Motte, southern France, as the nation eases lockdown measures. The local municipality dubbed this set up "organised beaches", the first in France to implement separated zones for beach-goers in order to respect social distancing. Photograph: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images A person wearing a face mask and an outfit resembling a white angel, including wings, takes part in a demonstration of tour operators and entertainers to protest "against the indifference of the government and local authorities" over the economic crisis which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, in Piazza del Plebiscito square in central Naples. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA Commuters wait as locals try to remove an uprooted tree from the main road after Cyclone Amphan made landfall, in Bokkhali village near the Bay of Bengal, India. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA An aerial photo shows floodwaters from the Tittabawassee River in the downtown area of Midland, Michigan. The Edenville Dam was breached draining a large part of Wixom Lake near Edenville. The dam gave way after heavy rains, sending water downstream and causing the Sanford Dam to give way. Nearly 10,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA Kitesurfers at Dollymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins A stroll in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, after the site reopened to the public. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times From left, Professor Jane Stout, Dr Aoibheann Gaughran, in background Dr Simon Hodge and Dr Stephanie Maher carrying out botanical surveys of wildflowers at Áras an Uachtaráin, which resumed this week after an 8-week break due to Covid-19 restrictions.