Scenes from a pandemic: World copes with COVID-19(109 images)

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, reaching around the globe. The virus, which surfaced in December in Wuhan, China, has killed thousands. Streets and tourist attractions are empty, as large gatherings are canceled and people are quarantined. Here's a look at the effects around the world.

An anti-government protester rallies in front of French security forces as they arrest militants attempting to gather at Republic Square in Paris on May 11. Photo by Eco Clement/UPI | License Photo
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