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Our world in photos: March 18

March 18, 2020 Noah Singer
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FRANCE — Staying in: A man walked near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday. President of France Emmanuel Macron has instituted a nationwide lockdown, allowing people to leave their homes only for necessary activities such as buying food, getting medical care or going to work. Photo: Christophe Ena/AP

 

KASHMIR — Scattered wings: Volunteers sprayed disinfectants at an area outside a shrine as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday. Photo: Dar Yasin/AP

 

WASHINGTON — Reaching out: Registered nurse Laurie Kuypers reached into a car to take a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-through coronavirus testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients in Seattle on Tuesday. The appointment-only drive-through clinic opened on Monday. Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP

 

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POLAND — Temperature check: Polish border guards used thermal scanners to check the temperatures of drivers entering Poland at the Kalvarija-Budzisko checkpoint on Tuesday. Traffic has swelled along European borders as a result of strict travel measures meant to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP

 

NEW YORK — Sparse scene: The Oculus at the World Trade Center’s transportation hub in New York City remained nearly empty on Monday, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP

 

SPAIN — Suited up: An emergency group arrived at the Granada railway station on Tuesday, after officials re-established travel measures in an attempt to stem the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Carlos Gil/AP

 

GERMANY — Closing down: Trucks jammed Bundesautobahn 4 near Bautzen on Tuesday after Germany partially closed its borders with five neighboring countries in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa via AP

 

THAILAND — Big wash: A worker sprayed disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Wat Suthat temple in Bangkok on Tuesday. Photo: Sakchai Lalit/AP

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