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Our world in photos: March 17

March 17, 2020 Noah Singer
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ROMANIA — Deep clean: A worker wearing protective gear disinfected a children’s playground in Bucharest on Tuesday to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP


GERMANY — On the move: A person walked to a subway station in Frankfurt on Tuesday. Germany’s disease control agency changed its threat rating for coronavirus from “moderate” to “high” on Tuesday. Photo: Michael Probst/AP


NEW YORK — High stakes: A U.S. flag is reflected in a window of the Nasdaq studio in Times Square in New York City on Monday. The Nasdaq experienced its largest one-day percentage drop ever on Monday. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP


SPAIN — Bundled up: A commuter wearing a mask and gloves to protect against the spread of the coronavirus waited on a train platform in Madrid on Monday. Photo: Bernat Armangue/AP


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JAPAN — Casting out: A child cast a makeshift fishing line into a lake at the Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP


SOUTH AFRICA — Hanging on: Train commuters held onto the side of an overcrowded passenger train in Soweto on Monday. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP


ISRAEL — Beach day: People played with a ball at a beach in Tel Aviv on Monday. Israeli officials have ordered restaurants, malls, cinemas, gyms and daycare centers shut to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Oded Balilty/AP

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