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Our world in photos: April 17

April 17, 2020 Noah Singer
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GERMANY — Fans in stands: Portraits of fans from the German soccer club Borussia Mönchengladbach were set up in a stadium in Moenchengladbach. All major events in Germany have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Martin Meissner/AP

 

PANAMA — Looking ahead: A worker wearing protective gear walked down the corridor of a new health facility in Panama City on Thursday. The facility was built on a parking lot at the Albrook shopping mall. Photo: Arnulfo Franco/AP

 

SPAIN — High demand: A worker applied varnish to a coffin at the Eurocoffin factory in Barcelona on Thursday. The factory has tripled its daily production to meet the increase in demand created by COVID-19 deaths. Photo: Felipe Dana/AP

 

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GERMANY — On the job: A local seasonal worker tended to a strawberry field in Bottrop on Friday. Germany has flown in thousands of seasonal workers from Eastern Europe to work essential jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Martin Meissner/AP

 

INDONESIA — Careful exchange: A shop owner received money from a customer while protected behind a sheet of protective plastic at a convenience store in South Tangerang on Friday. Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP

 

SOUTH AFRICA — Making masks: A man hung masks he made at his street stall in Diepsloot on Thursday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the country’s lockdown by two weeks. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP

 

GREECE — Long week: A butcher wearing a mask waited for customers at a meat market in Athens on Friday. The market is usually busy during the Holy Week ahead of Orthodox Easter, but lockdown measures have driven away business. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

 

POLAND — Guard of honor: A military guard of honor wore face masks near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw on Thursday. Photo: Czarek Sokolowski/AP

 

BRITAIN — Lined up: Britain’s Prince William spoke via videolink as he officially opened the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham on Thursday. NHS Nightingale Hospitals provide extra beds for patients with coronavirus symptoms. Photo: Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP

 

MISSOURI — Empty chamber: Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr wore a mask as he lowered a gavel in a nearly empty chamber on Wednesday in Jefferson City. The Missouri House has adjusted its procedures to limit the number of lawmakers on the floor. Photo: Tim Bommel/Missouri House of Representatives via AP

 

MYANMAR — Feeling free: A person reached out from a bus to shake hands with family members in Yangon on Friday after being released a prison during a presidential pardon. Myanmar says it is releasing almost 25,000 prisoners to mark this week’s Lunar New Year celebration. Photo: Thein Zaw/AP

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