A man being tested for COVID-19 reacts as a medical worker takes a swab sample in Wuhan, China, on April 16. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images

The Week in World Photos

Strong reactions to the ongoing pandemic, a string of natural disasters, and a pause for religious reflection.

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A man being tested for COVID-19 reacts as a medical worker takes a swab sample in Wuhan, China, on April 16. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images

A man being tested for COVID-19 reacts as a medical worker takes a swab sample in Wuhan, China, on April 16.

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Municipal workers in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru, scrub the streets surrounding a market on April 15—a sanitary measure to fight the spread of the coronavirus. DIEGO RAMOS/AFP via Getty Images

Municipal workers in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru, scrub the streets surrounding a market on April 15—a sanitary measure to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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Jeremiah Flowers holds his son as the casket of his grandfather is lowered into the ground at National Harmony Cemetery in Landover, Maryland, on a rainy April 13. Bishop James N. Flowers Jr., 84, the minister of Shining Star Freewill Baptist Church, died after contracting the coronavirus. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

Jeremiah Flowers holds his son as the casket of his grandfather is lowered into the ground at National Harmony Cemetery in Landover, Maryland, on a rainy April 13. Bishop James N. Flowers Jr., 84, the minister of Shining Star Freewill Baptist Church, died after contracting the coronavirus.

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A Yemeni street vendor sits amid the remains of his flood-damaged stall following heavy rains in the capital city of Sanaa on April 14. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images

A Yemeni street vendor sits amid the remains of his flood-damaged stall following heavy rains in the capital city of Sanaa on April 14.

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On April 10, health care workers mourn their co-worker Esteban, a nurse who died of the coronavirus at Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images

On April 10, health care workers mourn their co-worker Esteban, a nurse who died of the coronavirus at Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain.

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Two men talk April 13 in front of a home near Nixville, South Carolina, that was destroyed by a tornado. A string of storms across the southern United States began Easter Sunday and continued into the workweek. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Two men talk April 13 in front of a home near Nixville, South Carolina, that was destroyed by a tornado. A string of storms across the southern United States began Easter Sunday and continued into the workweek.

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A mahout stands next to the trunk of an elephant in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka, on April 15. ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images

A mahout stands next to the trunk of an elephant in Pinnawala, Sri Lanka, on April 15.

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A man sorts raw mangoes at the Gaddiannaram fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, on April 16. NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images

A man sorts raw mangoes at the Gaddiannaram fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, on April 16.

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Palestinian children pose with makeshift masks made of cabbage while cooking at home with their family in Beit Lahia, a city in the Gaza Strip, on April 16. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Palestinian children pose with makeshift masks made of cabbage while cooking at home with their family in Beit Lahia, a city in the Gaza Strip, on April 16.

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British World War II veteran Capt. Tom Moore, 99, walks a lap of his garden in the village of Marston Moretaine, north of London, on April 16. Moore walked 100 laps to raise money for the U.K.’s National Health Service. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

British World War II veteran Capt. Tom Moore, 99, walks a lap of his garden in the village of Marston Moretaine, north of London, on April 16. Moore walked 100 laps to raise money for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service.

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A man reacts as he is released from Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 17, as part of an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark the April New Year holiday. SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP via Getty Images

A man reacts as he is released from Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 17, as part of an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark the April New Year holiday.

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A forest fire burns April 12 inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, not far from the nuclear power plant—the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, which occurred in April 1986. VOLODYMYR SHUVAYEV/AFP via Getty Images

A forest fire burns April 12 inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, not far from the nuclear power plant—the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, which occurred in April 1986.

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A member of a privately funded nongovernmental organization fumigates and disinfects the streets and the stalls at Parklands City Park Market in Nairobi, Kenya, to help curb the spread of the coronavirus April 15. LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images

A member of a privately funded nongovernmental organization fumigates and disinfects the streets and the stalls at Parklands City Park Market in Nairobi, Kenya, to help curb the spread of the coronavirus April 15.

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A squirrel runs across a fence as the sun shines in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood April 16. DAVID GANNON/AFP via Getty Images

A squirrel runs across a fence as the sun shines in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood April 16.

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The White House catches a bit of sunlight as storms pass through the Washington, D.C., region April 13. Win McNamee/Getty Images

The White House catches a bit of sunlight as storms pass through the Washington, D.C., region April 13.

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A municipal agent waits for bars of soap and bags of rice to be distributed to residents of the 19 municipalities in Dakar, Senegal, on April 10. SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images

A municipal agent waits for bars of soap and bags of rice to be distributed to residents of the 19 municipalities in Dakar, Senegal, on April 10.

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A policeman wearing a face mask stands guard outside a housing complex during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 14. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP via Getty Images

A police officer stands guard outside a housing complex during a government-imposed lockdown in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 14.

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A resident hangs face masks up to dry on a clothesline in Rome on April 13. TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images

A resident hangs face masks up to dry on a clothesline in Rome on April 13.

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A woman looks outside her window during a nationwide lockdown in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 13. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images

A woman looks outside her window during a nationwide lockdown in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 13.

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People take part in a protest for Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on April 15. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images

People take part in a protest for Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on April 15.

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Brazilian World War II veteran Ermando Armelino Piveta, 99, is discharged from the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia on April 14 after being treated for COVID-19. “Winning this battle was for me bigger than winning the war,” he said. EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images

Brazilian World War II veteran Ermando Armelino Piveta, 99, is discharged from the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia on April 14 after being treated for COVID-19. “Winning this battle was for me bigger than winning the war,” he said.

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Members of the Palestinian al-Yaqoubi family gather around a table to make lanterns in Khan Yunis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 15. The family plans to sell the lanterns ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the Palestinian al-Yaqoubi family gather around a table to make lanterns in Khan Yunis, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 15. The family plans to sell the lanterns ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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A Greek Orthodox priest carries a cross through an empty church during an Orthodox Easter service marking the Apokathelosis, the lowering of Christ’s body from the cross, at the Church of Agios Georgios in Thessaloniki, Greece, on April 16. SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP via Getty Images

Greek Orthodox priests carry a cross through an empty church during an Orthodox Easter service marking the Apokathelosis, the lowering of Christ’s body from the cross, at the Church of Agios Georgios in Thessaloniki, Greece, on April 16.

SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP via Getty Images
A rainbow appears behind a surfer at sunset on Narrawallee Beach in Mollymook, Australia, on April 10. DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images

A rainbow appears behind a surfer at sunset on Narrawallee Beach in Mollymook, Australia, on April 10.

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