Medical assistance teams from across China leave Wuhan as the number of new coronavirus infections drops. At a farewell ceremony March 19, a Wuhan medical worker (right) embraces a member of a Jiangsu medical assistance team who helped with the recovery effort. STR/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Prayers to end a pandemic, shuttered cities around the globe, and some relief in Wuhan, China.

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Medical assistance teams from across China leave Wuhan as the number of new coronavirus infections drops. At a farewell ceremony March 19, a Wuhan medical worker (right) embraces a member of a Jiangsu medical assistance team who helped with the recovery effort. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Medical assistance teams from across China leave Wuhan as the number of new coronavirus infections drops. At a farewell ceremony March 19, a Wuhan medical worker, right, embraces a member of a Jiangsu medical assistance team who helped with the recovery effort.

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Thousands of Muslims attend a prayer session near Raipur in southern Bangladesh on March 18, asking for safety amid the spread of the coronavirus. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Muslims attend a prayer session near Raipur in southern Bangladesh on March 18, asking for safety amid the spread of the coronavirus.

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Two women observe social distancing measures amid the coronavirus outbreak as they speak to each other from adjacent park benches in York, northern England, on March 19. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Two women observe social distancing measures during the coronavirus outbreak as they speak to each other from adjacent park benches in York, northern England, on March 19.

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Syrian protesters burn tires in the village of Al-Nayrab in northwestern Syria on March 15 in an attempt to block traffic on the strategic M4 highway and prevent a joint Turkish-Russian military patrol from being conducted. OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian protesters burn tires in the village of Al-Nayrab in northwestern Syria on March 15 in an attempt to block traffic on the strategic M4 highway and prevent a joint Turkish-Russian military patrol from being conducted.

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Relatives react outside Santiago 1 prison after a large number of inmates attempted to escape amid panic over the spread of the coronavirus in Santiago, Chile, on March 19. JAVIER TORRES/AFP via Getty Images

Relatives react outside Santiago 1 prison after inmates attempted to escape amid panic over the spread of the coronavirus in Santiago, Chile, on March 19.

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Medical staff wearing protective suits ride down an escalator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport March 18. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images

Medical staff wearing protective suits ride down an escalator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport March 18.

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Mike Mastrian, director of the Senate Radio and Television Correspondents Gallery, disinfects a lectern in Washington prior to a March 17 press briefing with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the response to the coronavirus. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Mike Mastrian, director of the Senate Radio and Television Correspondents Gallery, disinfects a lectern in Washington prior to a March 17 press briefing with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the response to the coronavirus.

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Pope Francis prays for an end to the coronavirus March 15 in Rome’s San Marcello al Corso church, home to a crucifix that believers claim saved Romans from the great plague in 1522. VATICAN MEDIA/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis prays for an end to the coronavirus pandemic March 15 in Rome’s San Marcello al Corso church, home to a crucifix that believers claim saved Romans from the great plague in 1522.

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Medical staff push a patient on a gurney to a waiting helicopter at the Emile Muller hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France, on March 17. The patient was being evacuated to another hospital as the coronavirus spread. SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images

Medical staff push a patient on a gurney to a waiting helicopter at the Emile Muller hospital in Mulhouse, eastern France, on March 17. The patient was being evacuated to another hospital as the coronavirus spread.

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A voter casts their ballot at a polling station in Lyon, France, on March 15 during the first round of mayoral elections. With fears of coronavirus high, the country postponed the second round of local elections until June. JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images

A voter casts their ballot at a polling station in Lyon, France, on March 15 during the first round of mayoral elections. With fears of coronavirus high, the country postponed the second round of local elections until June.

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A medical worker takes samples from Lee Dinzik, 29, at a drive-through coronavirus testing lab in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 16. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

A medical worker takes samples from Lee Dinzik, 29, at a drive-through coronavirus testing lab in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 16.

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Syrian refugees look out the window of a building under construction—which they have been using as a shelter—in the city of Sidon, southern Lebanon, on March 17. MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian refugees look out the window of a building under construction—which they have been using as a shelter—in the city of Sidon, southern Lebanon, on March 17.

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A detained protester speaks through the window of a police bus during an unsanctioned rally at the headquarters of the Federal Security Service in central Moscow on March 14. Moscow police detained dozens of people at a protest demanding that political prisoners be freed. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images

A detained protester speaks through the window of a police bus during an unsanctioned rally at the headquarters of the Federal Security Service in central Moscow on March 14. Moscow police detained dozens of people at a protest demanding that political prisoners be freed.

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Spaniards in lockdown over the coronavirus bang pots angrily in Madrid on March 18 after reports that King Juan Carlos took Saudi kickbacks. Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014, handing the crown to his son, Felipe. Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Spaniards in lockdown over the coronavirus bang pots angrily in Madrid on March 18 after reports that King Juan Carlos took Saudi kickbacks. Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014, handing the crown to his son, Felipe.

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A worker stands among chilis left to dry near an embankment of Jamuna River in Bogra, Bangladesh, on March 17. MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images

A worker stands among chiles left to dry near an embankment of Jamuna River in Bogra, Bangladesh, on March 17.

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Nigerians try to catch fish during the final day of the Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi state, northwest Nigeria, on March 14. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerians try to catch fish during the final day of the Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi state, northwest Nigeria, on March 14.

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A government employee reacts as she is sprayed with disinfectant before entering an office building in Pasig City, Philippines, on March 19. Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

A government employee reacts as she is sprayed with disinfectant before entering an office building in Pasig City, Philippines, on March 19.

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Tourists trespass at the closed Miami Beach in Florida on March 19. After seeing large numbers of spring breakers crowd the shoreline, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber closed all beaches in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “You’ve got to think about the person next to you and even the person you don’t know,” Gelber said. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

Tourists trespass at the closed Miami Beach in Florida on March 19. After seeing large numbers of spring breakers crowd the shoreline, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber closed all beaches in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “You’ve got to think about the person next to you and even the person you don’t know,” Gelber said.

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A couple kiss at sunset on a hill overlooking Athens, Greece, on March 14. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images

A couple kiss at sunset on a hill overlooking Athens, Greece, on March 14.

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An elderly couple walk across Belgrade, Serbia’s main square March 17. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images

An elderly couple walk across the main square in Belgrade, Serbia, on March 17.

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Airline ground staff at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport send off a plane carrying the Olympic torch upon its departure for Greece on March 18. STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images

Airline ground staff at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport send off a plane carrying the Olympic torch upon its departure for Greece on March 18.

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Women clap their hands during a flash mob “un applauso per l’Italia” (an applause for Italy) in Rome on March 14. People throughout Italy were encouraged to gather on balconies and at windows to sing, play, or listen to music to lift spirits and break the monotony of the coronavirus lockdown. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images

Women clap their hands during a flash mob “un applauso per l’Italia” (an applause for Italy) in Rome on March 14. People throughout Italy were encouraged to gather on balconies and at windows to sing, play, or listen to music to lift spirits and break the monotony of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Zaida Elena chains up beach chairs from her rental business in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 18. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images

Zaida Elena chains up beach chairs from her rental business in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 18.

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Russian Orthodox believers kiss a relic of St. John the Baptist at Kazan Cathedral in Saint Petersburg on March 15. The shrine was on loan from Jerusalem for a week, and tens of thousands came out to kiss it. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

Russian Orthodox believers kiss a relic of St. John the Baptist at Kazan Cathedral in Saint Petersburg on March 15. The shrine was on loan from Jerusalem for a week, and tens of thousands came out to kiss it.

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A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Zermatt Matterhorn ski resort in Switzerland on March 18. VALENTIN FLAURAUD/AFP via Getty Images

A pedestrian looks at an illuminated map on the empty streets of the Zermatt Matterhorn ski resort in Switzerland on March 18.

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