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Expatriates returning from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon arrive to be re-tested at a Kuwaiti health ministry containment and screening zone for COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Kuwait City on March 16, 2020. (AFP)
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A drone image taken on March 17, 2020, shows a displaced camp in the town of Kafr Uruq southwest of the town of Sarmada in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. (AFP)
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A picture taken on March 22, 2020 shows the word Corona written in the sand on the beach in Lebanon's southern city of Saida amid the spread of coronavirus in the country. Lebanon called in the army and security forces to ensure people stay at home. (AFP)
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This handout picture made available by Madrid´s regional government, Comunidad de Madrid, shows a general view of the temporary hospital set up at a pavilion in Ifema convention and exhibition center in Madrid, on March 21, 2020. (AFP)
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A girl wearing a face mask walks past the Kiev city hall illuminated in the colours of the Italian flag on March 22, 2020, in solidarity with the Italian people who are currently the hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19. (AFP)
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Indonesian soldiers and health officers prepare to move boxes of medical supplies from China’s government into a truck at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta on March 23, 2020. (AFP)
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A worker disinfects the Royal Mummies Hall at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, on March 23, 2020. (AFP)
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Laborers work an empty racetrack following the UAE's decision to postpone the upcoming Dubai Horse Racing amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on March 23, 2020 in Dubai. 
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Cyclists (milkmen) ride along a road during a complete lockdown until March 25 amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Allahabad, India on March 23, 2020. (AFP)
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A picture shows the construction site of a field hospital to house coronavirus patients in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 23, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 24 March 2020

Photos of the Week: March 17-23

LONDON: Arab News selects some of the most striking images of the week from around the world, in a week which has seen the world grind to a near halt due to the coronavirus outbreak. Scroll above to see them all...(Photos: AFP)