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28 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

In these extraordinary times, much of the world as we knew it just weeks before has become unrecognizable as the coronavirus pandemic continues its spread. Here are the most striking and monumental pictures from this past week.

Posted on March 20, 2020, at 4:32 p.m. ET

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Reporters ask President Donald Trump questions during a press briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House on March 16.

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Trump pauses during the daily White House coronavirus response briefing at the White House on March 18.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appears on Meet the Press in Washington, DC, on March 15.

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Trader Federico DeMarco works at the New York Stock Exchange on March 18. Major US stock indexes closed sharply lower Wednesday as fears of a prolonged coronavirus-induced recession took hold.

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A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller the first shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle on March 16.

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Medical staff push a patient to a waiting medical helicopter at the Emile Muller Hospital in Mulhouse, France, on March 17.

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Men in protective masks transport a coffin of a person who died of COVID-19 to a cemetery in Bergamo, Italy, on March 16.

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Cece Guida, 19 (top), of New York City, pushes on Sam Reddick, 20, of Evansville, Indiana, as spring break revelers look on during a game on the beach in Pompano Beach, Florida, on March 17.

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Neighbors chat from their balconies during another day of isolation in Madrid on March 19.

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A man rides his bicycle across an empty street in front of the Galeries Lafayette shopping center in Paris on March 18.

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A French National Police officer talks to a man on the Promenade des Anglais in the French Riviera city of Nice on March 18, a day after a strict lockdown came into effect in France to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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A person buys vegetables at a market stall, covered with plastic, in downtown Pamplona, Spain, on March 18.

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Hundreds of people line up to enter a Costco store in Novato, California, on March 14.

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A customer pushes her trolley next to empty shelves at a Sainsbury's store in Harpenden as the spread of COVID-19 continues in Britain on March 18.

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People stand in line outside the Martin B. Retting gun store in Culver City, California, on March 15.

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Trucks are jammed on the motorway A4 near Bautzen, Germany, on March 17.

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Catholic priest Jesus Higueras from the Santa Maria de Cana parish is seen on a smartphone during a live video-streamed mass in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain, on March 15.

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Workers from Istanbul Municipality disinfect a mosque to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Friday prayers in Istanbul on March 13.

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A worker sprays disinfectant in Jordan's archaeological city of Petra on March 17.

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A staff of local NGO measures a woman's body temperature after installing handwashing stations at the Kibera slum in Nairobi on March 18.

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A street vendor, Abderrahim, 55, poses for a portrait while wearing a makeshift face mask made of fig leaves in the Medina of Rabat, Morocco, on March 18.

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Visitors are sprayed with disinfectant before entering a government office building to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Pasig, Philippines, on March 19.

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A worker of the state-owned Concepción Palacios Maternity Hospital manufactures face masks in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 17.

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Medical personnel take samples from a woman at a drive-through coronavirus testing lab near Miami on March 16.

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Jozef Gouwy, 93, looks at a robot made by ZoraBots for elderly people at home, so they can virtually communicate with their loved ones, amid the ban on visits against the spread of COVID-19 in Ostend, Belgium, on March 16.

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A medical worker, who took care of COVID-19 patients in the hospital, embraces her family members after a 14-day quarantine at the Hebei Chest Hospital in Shijiazhuang, China, on March 14.

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Medical workers hug at a ceremony marking their departure after helping with the coronavirus recovery effort in Wuhan, China, on March 19.

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