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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier anchored off Manila Bay west of Manila, Philippines, in a photo from 2018. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Rohingya refugees wait at a relief distribution point in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on March 24. Suzauddin Rubel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Residents wash their hands at a station set up by Shining Hope for Communities in Kibera, a neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, where running water is scarce. Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A security guard and pedestrians stand at a closed cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo's Ueno Park on March 28. Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man donates food to an elderly woman during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the new coronavirus in Islamabad on Sunday. Farooq Naeem/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As The Coronavirus Spreads In Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help

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New arrivals greet each other without touching at Changi Airport earlier this week in Singapore. The island country, which imposed a ban on short-term visitors shortly after this photograph was taken, has now also implemented the threat of prison time for violating social distancing recommendations. Ore Huiying/Getty Images hide caption

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People in Wuhan, China, line up at a facility that tests discharged COVID-19 patients as well as individuals who had been held in isolation. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the G-20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit on COVID-19 via video link in Beijing. Li Xueren/AP hide caption

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As the number of new cases dwindles in China but multiplies worldwide, the country has become more worried about importing cases. Earlier this month, travelers arriving from abroad left the Capital International Airport in Beijing. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Takayuki Ueno was set to be a runner in the now postponed Olympic torch relay in Fukushima, Japan. Here he stands in the field where he is growing a flower maze for children to play in Minamisoma, Japan. The field was flooded by the 2011 tsunami and killed Ueno's family members. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Now Postponed, The Olympic Torch Relay Was To Bring Hope To Ravaged Fukushima

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Fire brigade personnel sanitize a government hospital as part of precautionary measures against the coronavirus in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Professor Robert Kelly, his wife, Kim Jung-A, and their children Marion and James spoke to the BBC about the challenge of balancing work and family life during the coronavirus crisis. BBC / Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks earlier this month in Jalalabad. Ghani's dispute with Abdullah Abdullah over election results has been cited as one reason for the delay in organizing prisoner releases with the Taliban, a key stipulation in a peace deal announced last month. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Family members sob for their loved ones after an attack on a Sikh place of worship Wednesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. More than two dozen people were killed in the assault, for which Islamic State militants claimed responsibility. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, on Tuesday. The Summer Games have been delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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