Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Image source, Carlos Barria / Reuters
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First responders evacuate sick crew members with flu-like symptoms from cruise ships Costa Favolosa and Costa Magica, at the US Coast Guard station at Port of Miami, Florida.
Image source, Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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People travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of Cairo, hours before the curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease comes into effect in Egypt.
Image source, Amanda Perobelli / Reuters
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Alice, who's five, grabs the books she dropped after her daily study session at home in Santo Andre, Brazil. Like millions of children around the world, she is unable to go to school.
Image source, Owen Humphreys / PA
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A kingfisher in Northumberland Park in Tyne and Wear, England, holds a fish in its mouth on the first day of Astronomical Spring, which begins on the day of the Spring Equinox.
Image source, Paul Faith / AFP
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A worker wears a protective face mask as she makes scrubs for front-line National Health Service staff in O'Neills sportswear factory in Strabane, Northern Ireland.
Image source, Marco De Swart / EPA
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Potato farmer Kees Trouw in one of his two warehouses in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. Due to the coronavirus crisis, it is not known if the potatoes will be sold.
Image source, Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
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People enjoy the sunshine as they keep their social distance on a deserted beach in Blackpool, England.
Image source, Mohammed Saber / EPA
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Palestinians wearing protective face masks walk past mannequins in Gaza City.

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