23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the global emergency surrounding the coronavirus pandemic to the unprecedented measures in which communities are mitigating its spread, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Posted on March 13, 2020, at 4:55 p.m. ET

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Judie Shape, center, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blows a kiss to her relatives as they visit through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, March 11. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home.

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President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus, March, 11.

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Workers clean a subway station in Brooklyn as New York City confronts the coronavirus outbreak, March 11.

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The Grand Princess cruise ship, some of whose crew members and passengers have tested positive for the coronavirus, crosses beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, March 9.

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A canal and the streets next to it are seen completely empty in Venice on March 9.

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A medical staff attends to a baby with novel coronavirus at the Wuhan Children’s Hospital in Wuhan, China, March 6.

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Inmates stage a protest against new rules to cope with coronavirus emergency, including the suspension of relatives’ visits, on the roof of the San Vittore prison in Milan, Italy, March 9.

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A staff member cleans up a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, China, March 8. The makeshift hospital converted from a sports venue was officially closed on Sunday after its last batch of cured COVID-19 patients were discharged.

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Medical professionals pose for photos as the last batch of COVID-19 patients are discharged from the Wuchang Fang Cang makeshift hospital in Wuhan, China, March 10. As the number of Coronavirus patients drops, the city has closed 14 temporary hospitals.

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Rep. Stephen Lynch, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at National Institutes of Health, greet each other with an elbow bump before the start of a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the coronavirus, in Washington, DC, March 11.

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Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the media and a small group of supporters with his wife Dr. Jill Biden during a primary night event in Philadelphia, March 10.

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A microphone stand set up for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stands empty inside of a room in Burlington, Vermont, March 10.

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Demonstrators gather outside La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chili, during a march on International Women’s Day, March 8.

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A couple kisses next to a burning barricade during protests in Santiago, Chile, as part of the International Women’s Day, March 8.

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Tarale Wulff speaks to the press after the sentencing of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in New York Criminal Court in New York City, March 11. Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of rape and criminal sexual assault.

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A hundred members of the conservative activist group called Manif pour Tous, Protest for Everyone, stage a protest against assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in front of the National Assembly in Paris, March 8, on the International Women’s Day.

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Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, playing the role of the High Priestess, holds up the torch during the flame lighting ceremony at the closed Ancient Olympia site, birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece, March 12.

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Worshipers read the Book of Esther during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Purim at the Moscow Jewish Community Center, March 9.

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A Buddhist monk prays at a beach on the 9th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake in Kesennuma, Japan, March 11.

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Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund, winner of Best in Show 2020 at the Birmingham National, celebrates with her owner Kim McCalmont in Birmingham, England, March 8.

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Revellers dance as they celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colors in Allahabad, India, March 10.

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A reveler smeared in color powder celebrates the Holi in Mumbai, March 10.

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A woman checks out the view from the Edge observation deck at Hudson Yards in New York City, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, on March 9.

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