Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2020


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

image copyrightAmanda Jufrian / AFP
image captionAn Indonesian nurse at a clinic in Bireuen, Aceh province, is seen wearing protective gear with a newborn baby also wearing a face shield to protect against transmission of the coronavirus. Indonesia so far has had about 5,500 cases and nearly 500 confirmed virus deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
image copyrightMartin Bureau / AFP
image captionParisian residents applaud to show their appreciation of healthcare workers.
image copyrightKhaled Desouki / AFP
image captionThe golden sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun lies in the restoration lab of the newly built Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.
image copyrightAriana Drehsler / AFP
image captionNoel Brandon, known as DJ Iamnoel, plays his set on a balcony in San Diego, California, to cheer up locals amid the virus lockdown.
image copyrightVolodymyr Shuvayev / AFP
image captionA forest fire burns within just a few miles of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986. On Tuesday, the authorities said the fire had been contained.
image copyrightLeah Mills / Reuters
image captionA worker cleans the area around the podium in the White House, shortly before the daily coronavirus briefing.
image copyrightLionel Bonaventure / AFP
image captionAnissa Mekrabech wears the face mask she created for deaf and hearing-impaired people. Ms Mekrabech, from Toulouse in France, launched a crowdfunding initiative to develop the transparent mask to allow lip reading.
image copyrightNoel Celis / AFP
image captionA man wearing a face mask looks over a barricade set up to keep people out of a residential compound in Wuhan, the city in China where the coronavirus pandemic began. Officials this week raised the death toll by 50% but insisted there had been no cover-up.
image copyrightAntara Foto / Reuters
image captionPeople practise social distancing while exercising along rail tracks in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia.
image copyrightAlain Jocard / AFP
image captionA woman wearing a protective mask walks past a store window in Paris.
image copyrightJoe Giddons/ PA
image captionKonik ponies fight for dominance during the foaling season at the National Trust's Wicken Fen Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire.

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