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People walk in Frederiksberg Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 28. Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Residents wash their hands at a station set up by Shining Hope for Communities in Kibera, a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, where running water is scarce. Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A security guard and pedestrians stand at a closed cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo's Ueno Park on March 28. Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man donates food to an elderly woman during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the new coronavirus in Islamabad on Sunday. Farooq Naeem/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The International Olympic Committee has set firm dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which are now set to start in July 2021. Here, a man walks past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, after a late-season snow in Tokyo. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Facebook says it's dedicating $100 million to prop up news organizations pummeled by the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

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Even some of the darkest, wettest parts of the Australian landscape burned during the country's fire season. The incursion of fire into these damp refuges alarms ecologists like Mark Graham. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Episode 986: America Unemployed

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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi ("To the City and To the World") prayer in an empty St. Peter's Square Friday evening. Yara Nardi/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New arrivals greet each other without touching at Changi Airport earlier this week in Singapore. The island country, which imposed a ban on short-term visitors shortly after this photograph was taken, has now also implemented the threat of prison time for violating social distancing recommendations. Ore Huiying/Getty Images hide caption

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People gathered on a square in central Stockholm on Thursday. Janerik Henriksson/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Ima hide caption

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An aerial view of a near empty park in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Right-wing supporters of the president are calling for an end to restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Coffins of deceased people stored in a warehouse near Bergamo — a city at the heart of Italy's coronavirus crisis — before being transported to another region for cremation. Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why 'Death Rates' From Coronavirus Can Be Deceiving

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