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Face masks around the world in 21 pictures

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Added 8th June 2020 01:33 PM

A selection of pictures showing how people around the globe are going about their lives amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with the focus on their face masks.

Face masks around the world in 21 pictures

A woman wearing a protective face mask during a protest against racism and police brutality in Lausanne, USA. (AFP)

A selection of pictures showing how people around the globe are going about their lives amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with the focus on their face masks.

CORONAVIRUS AROUND THE WORLD

A selection of pictures showing how people around the globe are going about their lives amidst the coronavirus pandemic, with the focus on their face masks.

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 The hands of a woman collecting signatures for alternative candidates is reflected on the glasses of a man wearing a protective face mask in Minsk, ahead of the Belarus presidential election on August 9, 2020. Belarusians who queue for hours to leave signatures in support of opposition candidates are effectively giving incumbent president a vote of no confidence, said Alexander Klaskovsky, an analyst working for the privately-owned BelaPan news agency.



A supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro wears a face mask with Bolsonaro's image during a demonstration at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



A woman wears a protective face mask on which is written 'Black Lives Matter', and holds a white rose and a placard depicting a fist, during an anti-racism protest, in Brussels, Belgium as part of a weekend of 'Black Lives Matter' worldwide protests against racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed while apprehended by police in Minneapolis, US.



A woman wears a protective face mask during a protest against racism and police brutality in Lausanne, USA.



Protesters ,some wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, hold placards as they attend a demonstration in Manchester, northern England, organised to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality.



A young anti-government protester, wears a face mask during a demonstration in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, on June 3, 2020, despite the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus.



Catholic devotees wear face mask as they attend the Holy Mass at the Saint Joseph's Church on the first day after the reopening of religious services after the government eased restrictions imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Hyderabad, India.



Prophet Paseka Motsoeneng, popularly known as Prophet Mboro, wears a face mask as he celebrates inside the Incredible Happenings Ministry Church, in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni in South Africa. Rigid distancing, hand sanitising and record keeping was enforced at the church, where only 50 worshippers were admitted in observance to South Africa lockdown level 3 regulations.



A vendor wearing a face mask waits for customers at a market in Beijing, China.



A customer wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, buys fruit and vegetables at a stall at Borough Market in London, as lockdown measures are partially eased. Outdoor markets swung open their gates on June 1, and car showrooms tried to lure back customers and recoup losses suffered since Britain effectively shut down for business on March 23, to ward off a disease that has now officially claimed more than 40,000 lives in the country.



A man wearing a face mask has his temperature checked upon arrival at a Memorial Day ceremony at the national cemetery in Daejeon, South Korea.



A member of a union wearing a face mask protests against the reopening measures adopted by the Panamanian government after the quarantine that was decreed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in front of the Labour Ministry in Panama City. - Panama on June 6 ordered a return to containment in the capital and a neighbouring province after an outbreak of cases of the novel coronavirus, a week after the relaxation of measures.


A demonstrator, wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, and sunglasses themed on the Union and US flags, gestures during a protest march in Manchester, northern England to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.


Men wear face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as they ride in a car in Bogota, Colombia.



A woman wearing a face mask and gloves looks at lanterns in a shopping mall in Yerevan. Conspiracy theories and disinformation about coronavirus had undermined government efforts to fight the pandemic in Armenia, the authorities and analysts said as the outbreak overwhelmed hospitals in the Caucasus nation.



A rescuer wears a face mask against the spread of the new coronavirus as he works to recover the bodies of seven victims of a landslide caused by heavy rains amid tropical storm Cristobal in Santo Tomas, El Salvador on June 5. Seven members of a family died in a landslide two days ago 10 km southeast of the Salvadoran capital.



A man wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in Bogota.



A jockey wearing a face mask rides a horse at the San Sebastian Hippodrome after the race season resumed in the Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian on June 7, as the country begins to ease a national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



A fan wearing a face mask watches cars race at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware in USA on June 6. A week before, Delaware International Speedway reopened without spectators for the first time since being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to reports on their website, as part of the agreement for reopening with the State of Delaware due to coronavirus, masks and face coverings were required, along with other safety measures, for all spectators entering the raceway.



A TV camera operator wearing a face mask works in front of the empty stands during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Mainz on Saturday in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany.


And finally . . .

These Venezuelan migrants disguised as characters of "Alice in Wonderland" and wearing face masks perfom in Bogota, Colombia.



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