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9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.

Posted on March 14, 2020, at 9:18 a.m. ET

For many across the globe, this past week has been one of alarm and action as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. For the BuzzFeed News photo department, we've stayed committed to offering visual perspectives that accurately and fairly depict these events as they quickly unfold. Our first photo story explores how communities in affected countries are taking precautions to protect themselves from infection. From there, we focus on Italy and New Rochelle, New York β€” two locations that have taken unprecedented lockdown measures in an effort to help mitigate the virus's spread.

For those of us who need a break from the coronavirus news, we've also brought together a good mix of fascinating and thoughtful photo stories for your viewing pleasure. Take a journey back in time to meet the women who've paved the way for female photojournalists today, and check out Alastair Philip Wiper's new book, Unintended Beauty, which captures surprisingly beautiful portraits of factories and laboratories around the world. From Russia, we have a story on how young cadets undergo military training. And in Tokyo, when the sun sets, photographer Liam Wong captures a neon-drenched vision of the city.

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"29 Pictures Of Daily Life Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak" β€” BuzzFeed News

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"This Is What Life Looks Like Inside The New Rochelle Containment Zone" β€” BuzzFeed News

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"These Haunting Pictures Show Northern Italy Under The Coronavirus Quarantine" β€” BuzzFeed News

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"These Are the Pioneering Women of Photojournalism" β€” CNN

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"The Intricate, Unintended Beauty of Factories and Labs" β€” Wired

Alastair Philip Wiper

"23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week" β€” BuzzFeed News

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