From the coronavirus pandemic to the unprecedented measures communities are taking to mitigate its spread, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on March 13, 2020, at 4:55 p.m. ET
Judie Shape (center) who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her son-in-law, Michael Spencer (left). Shape's daughter, Lori Spencer (right) sits as they talk on the phone from opposite sides of a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, near Seattle, March 11.
President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the coronavirus, March 11.
Workers clean a subway station in Brooklyn as New York City confronts the coronavirus outbreak, March 11.
The Grand Princess cruise ship, some of whose crew members and passengers have tested positive for the coronavirus, near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, March 9.
A canal and adjacent streets in Venice are completely empty, March 9.
A medical staffer attends to a baby with the novel coronavirus at the Wuhan Children's Hospital in China, March 6.
Inmates stage a protest against new rules to mitigate the coronavirus emergency — including the suspension of visits from relatives — on the roof of the San Vittore prison in Milan, March 9.
A staff member cleans up a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, China, March 8. The makeshift hospital, which was converted from a sports venue, officially closed on Sunday after its last batch of cured COVID-19 patients were discharged.
Medical professionals pose for a photo as the last COVID-19 patients are discharged from the Wuchang Fang Cang makeshift hospital in Wuhan, China, March 10. As the number of patients with COVID-19 dropped, the city has closed 14 temporary hospitals.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (left) and Dr. Anthony Fauci (right), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, greet each other with an elbow bump before the start of a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on government preparedness and response to the coronavirus, in Washington, DC, March 11.
Joe Biden addresses the media and a small group of supporters with his wife, Jill Biden, during a primary night event in Philadelphia, March 10.
A microphone and lectern are set up for Bernie Sanders inside an empty room in Burlington, Vermont, March 10.
Demonstrators gather outside the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, during a march on International Women's Day, March 8.
A couple kisses next to a burning barricade during protests in Santiago, Chile, as part of International Women's Day, March 8.
Model Tarale Wulff speaks to the press after Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison at New York City Criminal Court, March 11.
A hundred members of conservative activist group La Manif Pour Tous (Protest for Everyone) stage a protest against assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in front of the National Assembly in Paris, March 8, on International Women's Day.
Greek actor Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, holds up a torch during the flame lighting ceremony at the closed site of ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, March 12.
Worshippers read the Book of Esther during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Purim at the Moscow Jewish Community Center, March 9.
A Buddhist monk prays at a beach in Kesennuma, Japan, on the ninth anniversary of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, March 11.
Maisie the wirehaired dachshund — winner of Best in Show 2020 at the Birmingham National Dog Show — celebrates with her owner, Kim McCalmont, in Birmingham, England, March 8.
Revelers dance as they celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, March 10.
A reveler smeared in red powder celebrates Holi in Mumbai, March 10.
A woman checks out the view from the Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York City, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, March 9.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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