Week in Pictures: 14-20 March 2020


A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week as people react to the spread of the coronavirus.

image source, Mike Hewitt / Getty images
image captionPassengers determined to avoid coronavirus arrive at Gatwick Airport departure area.
image source, Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
image captionA woman gets the last pack of toilet rolls at Sainsbury's supermarket in Northwich, United Kingdom. A queue of approximately 600 pensioners had formed before the shop opened at 07:00 with the first hour reserved for elderly and vulnerable people. Many stores have introduced limits on what people can buy to try to curb stockpiling of popular items.
image source, Adriano Machado/REUTERS
image captionBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro adjusts his face mask during a news conference to announce measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
image source, Ricardo Moraes / Reuters
image captionIn Rio de Janeiro, photographer Ricardo Moraes caught this picture of passengers crowded on to a public bus.
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image captionAt an empty Santa Maria de Betlem church in Barcelona, Spain, priest Carlos Enrique Leal celebrates Mass as it is live-streamed via Youtube to his parishioners.
image source, Bryan R Smith / AFP
image captionTraders at the New York Stock Exchange look on as stocks continue to fall around the world.
image source, Ronen Zvulun / Reuters
image captionIsraeli couple Roni Ben-Ari and Yonatan Meushar celebrate their marriage at the Ein Hemed Forest Wedding Venue which is offering free, small-scale weddings for young couples whose plans have been disrupted by the restrictions imposed by the government to fight coronavirus.
image source, Remo Casilli / Reuters
image captionWith many Italians unable to leave their homes, personal trainer Antonietta Orsini carries out an exercise class for her neighbours from her balcony in Rome.
image source, Mohamed Hossam / EPA
image captionA woman waits to take Covid-19 test at the Central Public Health Laboratories in Cairo, Egypt.
image source, Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
image captionA sign tells people to "Keep calm and carry on gardening" outside the Burleydam Garden Centre in Ellesmere Port, England.

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