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Hong Kong wedding

Hong Kong wedding
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After Hong Kong initially seemed to be keeping the COVID-19 spread relatively contained, it experienced another surge of cases after starting to return to normalcy. Now, gatherings in the city are advised to be limited to four or fewer people, with some exceptions. In one such instance on March 29, a wedding party poses for photos – with all but the bride and groom wearing protective masks.

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Disney deserted

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One of the things that really drove home the severity of the COVID-19 crisis for many people was the closure of Disney parks around the world. Here, an overhead shot taken on March 23 shows an eerily empty Main Street in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

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Remote learning

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A staffer at a US primary school, wearing a protective mask, hands laptops through the window of a car so that students can participate in distance learning at home.

Pass the sanitiser

Pass the sanitiser
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In New Delhi, India, mask-clad law enforcement officers share hand sanitiser while out enforcing a city-wide lockdown on March 23. A day later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown.

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Baseball on hold

Baseball on hold
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Another taken-for-granted event that the world went without this year is Opening Day for baseball. Citi Field in Flushing, New York, home of the New York Mets, looms above a completely empty parking lot on the cancelled Opening Day on March 26.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace
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Another normally popular tourist attraction, London’s Buckingham Palace, is devoid of visitors except for this lone passerby on April 1. Even the British royals have not been exempt from COVID-19; Queen Elizabeth II has been in quarantine since March 19 and Prince Charles has even tested positive, as has the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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Word to drivers

Word to drivers
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Also in the United Kingdom, a sign above a Glasgow, Scotland, highway advises travellers to avoid all but essential travel to help flatten the COVID-19 curve.

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Helping out

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In Aylesford, England, a former member of the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Guards brings meals to an elderly woman in her home. He’s one of many volunteers helping out vulnerable people, and a local pub has been cooking fresh meals for the volunteers to deliver.

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