In Lebanon, Some Turn To Beloved Local Saint For Solace And Protection From COVID-19
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.
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Palestinian laborers enter Israel on March 18 through a checkpoint between the West Bank city of Hebron and Beersheva. They carry blankets and mattresses, in preparation to stay in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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An FBI poster from 2012 shows (from left) former FBI agent Robert Levinson before his capture, in a video released by his kidnappers and as a composite image of what he might look like after five years in captivity.
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The Idlib Health Directorate and Civil Defense Crews along with local charities carry out disinfection works at a tent city in Idlib, Syria, on March 20.
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Women take a selfie as they wear face masks in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday. Israel has imposed a number of tough restrictions to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Now the government is carrying out cellphone surveillance of people who may have come into contact with the virus.
A government worker disinfects the Kılıç Ali Pasa mosque in Istanbul last week. Turkey is just one of a host of countries across the Muslim world where Friday prayers have been banned or curtailed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approaches the podium to give a speech from his Jerusalem office on Saturday, saying Israel's restaurants and places of entertainment will be closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. He also encouraged people not to go to their workplaces unless absolutely necessary.
Mourners pray over the flag-draped coffins of two Popular Mobilization Forces fighters killed in the Thursday U.S. airstrike in Iraq, during their funeral procession at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq, Saturday.
Syrians ride a motorcycle past a burned vehicle near the village of Barisha in the Idlib province of Syria, near where U.S. forces raided the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Local residents tell NPR that noncombatant civilians were killed and injured in the van the night of the U.S. raid.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opens his coat after explosions were heard during his speech after he was sworn in for a second term. He told supporters he wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest.
Israel has announced a blanket quarantine policy for anyone entering the country; the policy will be in effect for two weeks. Here, empty airline check-in counters are seen at Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv.