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Coronavirus 2020: Visual diary of a global pandemic

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 75: A lone taxi cab drives over a typically gridlocked highway with the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in the skyline behind it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, April 6, 2020. Dubai, one of seven sheikdoms in the United Arab Emirates, is now under a 24-hour lockdown over the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and has since spread around the world. Officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, many governments have implemented strict social restrictions and travel limitations in response, causing a series of social and economic impacts felt across the globe. As the first half of the year draws to a close, over 500,000 people have died from the disease with more than 10 million cases recorded globally, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt everyday life across the globe, we look at the effects of the pandemic throughout 2020 so far, through the eyes of photojournalists from around the world. 

(Above) A lone taxi drives over a typically gridlocked highway with the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in the background, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on April 6. 

© Jon Gambrell/AP Photo
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