27 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

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An Italian Army officer adjusts a pair of protective goggles as he prepares to decontaminate at the Istituto Palazzolo nursing home in Torre Boldone, Italy, on April 9.

A medical staff member is seen next to a patient suffering from COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at the Circolo hospital in Varese, Italy, on April 9.

Anxela Iglesias disinfects face masks in Madrid, Spain, on April 8. A network of local volunteers are preparing makeshift face masks to distribute to among medical staff and local associations.

Paramedic Patricia Rodriguez fills out reports on a laptop after her 12-hour shift in Yonkers, New York, on April 6.

Nurses hold newborn babies wearing protective face shields at the Praram 9 hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 9.

Volunteers from Sonko Rescue Team, an NGO privately funded by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, fumigate a street to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 6.

Parks employee Ron Ackerman closes a basketball court in Tempe, Arizona, on April 3.

A man reacts as a doctor takes a swab from him to test for the coronavirus at a residential area in Ahmedabad, India, on April 8.

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community gather in Brooklyn, New York, as the Passover holiday starts on April 8.

A relative of a victim of COVID-19 cries next to the casket that is being transported in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on April 4.

Medical staff from Jilin Province (center) hug nurses from Wuhan after working together during the coronavirus outbreak during a ceremony before leaving Wuhan on April 8.

Dogs fight in a crowded enclosure at a shelter for stray dogs on the outskirts of Bangkok on April 6. Donations of food and money have dramatically decreased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, leaving the some 1,500 dogs being housed in the shelter with little food to survive on.

Local residents start a fight with a municipal worker (center) after accusing him not to have sanitized their house properly in Srinagar on April 8.

Policemen detain a man for violating the curfew declared by the government amid coronavirus concerns in El Callao, Peru, on April 8.

An abandoned corpse wrapped in plastic and covered with cardboard lies on the sidewalk in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on April 6.

President Donald Trump reacts to a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 4.

A polling official passes out hand sanitizer to voters entering a polling place at Riverside University High School in Milwaukee on April 7. Voters waited in line about two hours at the school, one of the few polling places open in the city after most were consolidated due to a shortage of poll workers fearful of contracting COVID-19.

Miguel Diaz, who works for the City of Hialeah, Florida, hands out unemployment applications to people in their vehicles on April 8.

People wearing face masks walk to work in Tokyo on April 7.

An image of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and quotes from her historic television broadcast commenting on the coronavirus pandemic are displayed on a big screen at Piccadilly Circus in London on April 9.

A vendor hands food to a customer over a barricade separating a residential compound in Wuhan, China, on April 6.

An aerial view shows cinema goers sitting in their cars parked at a drive-in cinema in Marl, Germany, on April 6, one of the few entertainments still allowed due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Workers at BrewDog brewery pack hands sanitizer being produced at the plant in Ellon, Scotland, on April 3. Scotland based brewery BrewDog have adapted their production to develop and produce hand sanitizer to donate to various charities across the UK, as well as the NHS working throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Lily Haines (left) celebrates her sixteenth birthday on her apartment balcony, watching her friends drive by with signs and balloons, as her mom, Suzanne Haines, takes photos in Los Angeles on April 8.

Healthcare workers applaud in tribute to all those who are working in the fight against the coronavirus in Barcelona on April 8.

Lilly Davenport poses for her dad infront of a mural in tribute to the NHS in Pontefract, Britain, on April 4.

A bald eagle sits near its nest while the super pink moon rises in the distance at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, Colorado, on April 7.

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