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Our world in photos: March 27

March 27, 2020 Noah Singer
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SOUTH AFRICA — Staying in: Residents of the densely populated Hillbrow neighborhood of downtown Johannesburg stood and waved from their balconies on Friday. South Africa has entered a 21-day lockdown in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jerome Delay/AP


SPAIN — Silent morning: A person walked to work on an empty street in Badalona on Friday. Spain entered its third week of coronavirus lockdown on Friday. Photo: Felipe Dana/AP


SWITZERLAND — Light show: The iconic Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt was illuminated by light artist Gerry Hofstetter on Thursday in an effort to send messages of support and solidarity amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP


INDIA — Keeping a distance: Civic workers marked positions for maintaining physical distance at a marketplace in Mumbai on Friday. India’s finance ministry has announced an economic stimulus package that will include delivering grains and lentil rations for three months to 800 million people under lockdown. Photo: Rajanish Kakade/AP


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PAKISTAN — Praying together: Hospital staff prayed before work at a hospital for coronavirus patients in Quetta on Thursday. Photo: Arshad Butt/AP

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