23rd March 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Week in Pictures: 7-13 March 2020 In_pictures A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA Image caption 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. Image copyright MARCO SABADIN / AFP Image caption 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. Image copyright MARGARET ANDRESEN / REUTERS Image caption 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. Image copyright AFP Image caption 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. Image copyright INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP Image caption A reveller is covered with coloured powder during Holi, the Spring Festival of colours, in Mumbai. Image copyright AMIR COHEN / REUTERS Image caption 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. Image copyright Danny Lawson / PA Media Image caption A couple dressed as Corpse Bride Emily and a Mandalorian at the Bradford Unleashed Comic-Con in Bradford, England. Image copyright KIM KYUNG-HOON /REUTERS Image caption 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. Image copyright TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP Image caption 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, Image copyright MONIRUL ALAM / EPA Image caption 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. All photographs belong to the copyright holders as marked.