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Drummer Tony Allen, performing at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2010. Allen died Thursday at age 79. Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Allen, Afrobeat's Foundational Drummer, Has Died At Age 79

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired his first remote Cabinet meeting since his return to work after his personal bout with the coronavirus. The British leader projected optimism during his comments on Thursday. Andrew Parsons/AP hide caption

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Mannequins dressed in wedding gowns and wearing protective face masks in Gaza City in March. With wedding halls closed and public gatherings forbidden to prevent the spread of the virus, many couples have celebrated their marriage in alleyways and apartments — so grooms can save the fortune they're normally expected to spend on big parties. Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Hijo del Soberano sews face masks since his matches have stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jam Media/Getty Images hide caption

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A custodian walks down the corridor of a field hospital set up for COVID-19 patients in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has emerged as a new hot spot of the coronavirus, which in a span of just three months has reached virtually every country in the world. Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The normally bustling food stalls and shops along Mohammed Ali Road, shown here in 2010, are now shuttered because of India's coronavirus lockdown. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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A worshiper burns incense during a Birthday of Buddha service to pray for overcoming the coronavirus pandemic at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul on Thursday. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office on April 30. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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With Trump's Coronavirus Response, U.S. Forfeits Global Leadership Role

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This Bornean horseshoe bat and other bat species can harbor coronaviruses. The nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance had U.S. government funding for an ongoing research project in China on bats and coronaviruses — until the money was cut on April 24. NHPA/NHPA/Science Source hide caption

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People work in a call center of Covidom, a new remote medical monitoring app, inside the Paris public hospitals' Campus Picpus last month. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Senegalese migrant collects oranges on the plain of Rosarno and San Ferdinando in Calabria, Italy, on Feb. 6. The lockdown countries imposed to stop the coronavirus pandemic have cut off the usual flow of seasonal farmworkers. Alfonso Di Vicenzo/LightRocket via Getty hide caption

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Italy Considers Permits For Undocumented Migrants To Fill A Big Farmworker Gap

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, shown here in March, announced Wednesday that she gave birth to a "healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning" and both mother and baby are doing well. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Actor Irrfan Khan has died at age 54, after an acclaimed film career in India and on the international stage. He's seen here in 2018, during a visit to Park City, Utah. Ray Tamarra/GC Images hide caption

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