23rd March 2020

In_pictures Week in Pictures: 7-13 March 2020

In_pictures Week in Pictures: 7-13 March 2020

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A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

in_pictures British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference inside 10 Downing StreetImage copyright
FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA

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The UK prime minister Boris Johnson has said the public should be prepared for more lives to be cut short due to the spread of coronavirus.

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in_pictures A municipal company employee sprays disinfectant in public areas at the Rialto Bridge in Venice. 11 March 2020.Image copyright
MARCO SABADIN / AFP

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A municipal worker sprays disinfectant at a deserted Rialto Bridge in Venice, as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

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in_pictures A man washes his hands at a public hand washing station before boarding a bus as a cautionary measure against the coronavirus at Nyabugogo Bus Park in Kigali in Rwanda.Image copyright
MARGARET ANDRESEN / REUTERS

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A man washes his hands at a public hand-washing station before boarding a bus, as a cautionary measure against the coronavirus, at Nyabugogo bus park in Kigali, Rwanda. Although cases have been confirmed in many African countries, the continent has so far been spared a major outbreak.

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in_pictures Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a heated exchange with a worker as he tours the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan on 10 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a heated exchange with a worker over gun rights as he tours the Fiat Chrysler automobile plant in Detroit, Michigan. The former vice-president won Michigan, the biggest prize of primary voting on Tuesday, extending his lead over main rival Senator Bernie Sanders, in an effort to become the Democratic Party candidate to run against President Donald Trump in November.

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in_pictures A reveller is covered with coloured powderImage copyright
INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP

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A reveller is covered with coloured powder during Holi, the Spring Festival of colours, in Mumbai.

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in_pictures Children wear costumes and play during the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Ashdod, Israel. 9 March 2020Image copyright
AMIR COHEN / REUTERS

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Children wear costumes during the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Ashdod, Israel. Every year, Jewish people from all over the world wear fancy dress to celebrate the beginning of the festival, which celebrates the salvation of the Jews from genocide in ancient Persia.

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in_pictures A couple dressed as Corpse Bride Emily and as a Mandalorian at the Bradford Unleashed Comic-Con at Bradford City AFC. 8 March 2020Image copyright
Danny Lawson / PA Media

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A couple dressed as Corpse Bride Emily and a Mandalorian at the Bradford Unleashed Comic-Con in Bradford, England.

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in_pictures Kenta Kambara, who was born with spina bifida, performs onstage during a dance event in Tokyo, Japan. 8 February 2020.Image copyright
KIM KYUNG-HOON /REUTERS

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Kenta Kambara, 34, performs onstage during a dance event in Tokyo. Kambara, who was born with spina bifida, a disorder that paralysed his lower body, aims to perform at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening or closing ceremonies. “If you can’t walk with your legs, it’s okay to walk with your hands. If there is something you want to do but cannot, it’s okay to find another way,” he said.

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in_pictures Trader Peter Tuchman reacts as he works on the floor during the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Trading on Wall Street was temporarily halted as US stocks joined a global rout on crashing oil prices and mounting worries over the coronavirus outbreak. 9 March 2020Image copyright
TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

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Trader Peter Tuchman reacts as he works on the floor during the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. When stocks fell sharply, closure of the market was automatically triggered,

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in_pictures Three women look at the destroyed homesImage copyright
MONIRUL ALAM / EPA

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Women stand in the ruins after a fire ripped through a Rupnagar slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 2,000 houses were destroyed, and around 10,000 residents affected.

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