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22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the way we live our lives, acts of kindness and ingenuity capture the true resilience of the human spirit.

Posted on April 17, 2020, at 4:03 p.m. ET

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Ninety-nine-year-old Ermando Armelino Piveta, a Brazilian WWII veteran, salutes as leaves the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia, after being treated for COVID-19 and discharged on April 14.

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Health care workers acknowledge applause in memory of their coworker Esteban, a nurse who died of COVID-19 at the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, on April 10.

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Firefighters and paramedics with Anne Arundel County Fire Department transport a patient on a stretcher in Glen Burnie, Maryland, on April 13.

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This aerial picture shows workers preparing a burial site for victims of COVID-19 in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 15.

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Relatives grieve Benedict Somi Vilakazi at his burial ceremony at the Nasrec Memorial Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 16. Vilakazi, a coffee shop manager, died of COVID-19.

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Residents hang red rags on their windows as a distress signal to receive government aid amid the coronavirus outbreak in Bogota, Colombia, on April 15.

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An employee of a flower shop in Saint Petersburg, Russia, destroys unsold flowers, as lockdown restrictions and self-isolation measures led to a slump in flower sales, on April 13.

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Two men talk in front of a home destroyed by a tornado near Nixville, South Carolina, on April 13. A string of storms across the southern United States that began Easter Sunday and continued into the week produced multiple tornados, resulting in more than 30 deaths and dozens more injuries.

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Father Bruno Lefevre Pontalis stands on the rooftop of Saint Francois Xavier church to bless the city of Paris during the national lockdown on April 11.

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Italian police officers stand by as Italian tenor and opera singer Andrea Bocelli sings on a deserted Piazza del Duomo in central Milan on April 12.

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A member of the Don Bosco Foundation delivers food from the Fraternitas Project, which serves vulnerable families in two of the poorest neighborhoods in Spain and Seville, during the state of emergency over the coronavirus crisis on April 16,

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A municipality worker in a protective suit feeds street cats at Sultanahmet Square, as the spread of COVID-19 continues in Istanbul on April 9.

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Palestinian children pose with makeshift masks made of cabbage while cooking at home with their family in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on April 16.

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Family and friends surprised Sharon and Bart Williams for a social distancing celebration of their 56th wedding anniversary at their home in home in Annapolis, Maryland, on April 12.

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Adhering to Ohio's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak, Zachary Skidmore bench-presses tree trunks in his handmade outdoor gym on April 15 in Jackson, Ohio.

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A man visits his wife at a care facility for elderly people with dementia, in a glass house that is made especially to fight against loneliness caused by the visit ban due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wassenaar, Netherlands, on April 9.

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Dutch DJ Luc Sarneel surprises the grandfather and grandmother of 23-year-old Djura during the extra edition of Serious Request in Drachten, the Netherlands, on April 13.

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An essential worker in the health care industry greets his daughter through a closed window during the COVID-19 outbreak in New Rochelle, New York, on April 11.

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Joanne Collins Brock, a second-grade teacher at St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky, teaches online in her empty classroom on April 15.

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Aerial view of the illuminated statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 12.

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Police applaud NHS staffers at the entrance of the Royal Liverpool Hospital as part of the "Clap for Our Carers" campaign on April 9.

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One World Trade Center is lit in blue on April 9 to show support for health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.



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