Top News Pictures: Easter During the Coronavirus, Severe Storms Sweep South, More

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Photos of parishioners, who were asked to send in pictures to represent them, are placed on empty seats due to the coronavirus at the Evangelical St. Pankratius church on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020, in Hamm, Germany. Believers in Germany still can not celebrate services at the closed churches, mosques and synagogues because of the virus outbreak.
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Rev. William Schipper, pastor of Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish, left, wears a mask and gloves out of concern for the coronavirus as he sprinkles holy water and blesses parishioners who remain in their vehicles in the parking lot of the church, on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, in Spencer, Massachusetts. Churches needed to get creative in an age of social distancing for Easter, going as far as to host drive-through masses and streaming services on the web.
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Sylvia Salley looks at the remains of her sister’s storm-damaged home April 13, 2020, in Livingston, South Carolina. A string of storms caused more than a dozen deaths across the southern United States.
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The Wimbledon brand as seen at The All England Tennis and Croquet Club, April 1, 2020, in London, England. Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War II on Wednesday, as countries around the world grapple with outbreaks of COVID-19 cases at home and abroad. Wimbledon was scheduled to play June 29 to July 12.
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Members of Samaritans’s Purse put the finishing touches on a field hospital in New York’s Central Park on March 30, 2020, in New York City. The group plans to open a 68-bed field hospital specifically equipped to serve as a respiratory care unit as New York grapples with tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases.
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The USNS Comfort medical ship moves up the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty as it arrives on March 30, 2020, in New York. The military hospital ship arrived Monday as America’s coronavirus epicenter prepares to fight the peak of the pandemic that has killed over 2,500 people across the US. It will treat non-virus-related patients, helping to ease the burden of hospitals overwhelmed by the crisis.
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Italian doctors and nurses pose for portraits during a break or at the end of their shifts in Rome, Bergamo and Brescia, Italy, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are often almost unrecognizable behind their masks, scrubs, gloves and hairnets.
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A forest fire burns on a hill north of Mexico City, Saturday, March 28, 2020–one of several to burn in the hills surrounding Mexico City for the past two days.
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A man looks toward the skyline from Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco, March 16, 2020. Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Trader Gregory Rowe, center, and others work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, March 16, 2020. Monday’s close saw the worst loss for Wall Street in 30 years over fears of the coronavirus outbreak grinding economies to a halt.
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Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study.
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A police officer checks temperatures as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, Philippines, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.
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Rescuers search for victims at the site of a hotel collapse in Quanzhou, China, March 8, 2020. The death toll rose to 20 on Tuesday after the collapse of the Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Ten people are still missing.
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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, March 10, 2020, in Wuhan, China. The city has closed 11 temporary hospitals as the number of patients dropped.
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The Grand Princess is held off the coast of San Francisco, March 8, 2020. The city is prepared to receive the thousands of people aboard the ship, 21 of whom tested positive for the coronavirus, on Monday.
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Inmates stage a protest on the roof of the San Vittore prison in Milan against new rules made to cope with the coronavirus crisis, including the suspension of relatives’ visits, March 9, 2020. Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe.
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A police officer stands behind her riot shield covered in red paint during an International Women’s Day march in Mexico City’s main square, the Zocalo, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Protests against gender violence in Mexico have intensified in recent years amid an increase in killings of women and girls.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and his wife Jill attend a primary election night rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. Biden won 9 states on Super Tuesday with one race still too close to call.
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Two men look at damage Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Cookeville, Tenn. after a tornado hit on Monday night.
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From left: former Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Rev. Al Sharpton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren walk together over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 1, 2020, in Selma, Alabama. Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates attended a Selma bridge crossing jubilee ahead of Super Tuesday.
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A person is taken by a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Washington. Two patients stricken with the coronavirus died in Washington state, health officials said.
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Hostages walk out at the V-Mall in Manila, Philippines, March 2, 2020, after a day-long hostage crisis. Officials say a recently dismissed security guard entered the mall with a pistol and grenades and took dozens of mall employees hostage. The suspect, identified as Archie Paray, was allowed to speak to the media before he was arrested.
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Police respond to reports of an active shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Five people died when a 51-year-old former employee opened fire at the plant before killing himself, authorities said.
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Supporters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak hold posters with his photograph near the cemetery where he will be buried, in the Heliopolis neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt held a full-honors military funeral for Mubarak, who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Mubarak, 91, died Tuesday at a Cairo military hospital from heart and kidney complications.
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Lori Vallow appears in court in Lihue, Hawaii, Feb. 26, 2020. A judge ruled that bail will remain at $5 million for Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, who was arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two children in Idaho.
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Women wearing a respiratory mask walks across Piazza del Duomo in central Milan, Feb. 23, 2020. Tens of thousands of Italians prepared for a weeks-long quarantine in the country’s north as 219 people tested positive for coronavirus, making Italy the site of the highest number of cases outside Asia.
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Carnival revellers crowd at the roadside and watch a float depicting the “carnival virus” making a fool of the coronavirus during the Rose Monday carnival street parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, Feb. 24, 2020.
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, tour the Taj Mahal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Agra, India. This is the first official visit to India for the Trumps. See more photos here.
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Members of the press surrounds an unidentified passenger after he disembarked from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Feb. 19, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan. Passengers that tested negative for COVID-19 were allowed to disembark Wednesday after a 14-day quarantine.
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Chinese e-commerce giant delivery workers prepare for the morning round of deliveries from a distribution center in Beijing, China, Feb. 18, 2020. JD and rivals including Pinduoduo, Miss Fresh and Alibaba Group’s Hema are scrambling to fill a boom in orders while protecting employees. E-commerce is one of the few industries to thrive after anti-virus controls starting in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinemas, offices and shops nationwide and extinguished auto and real estate sales.
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