Here are 15 of the week’s best photos

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect life around the world, President Trump briefs the nation on the covid-19 outbreak, Maryland Jockey Club horse racing. Here’s a look at 15 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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March 14, 2020 | Laurel, Md.

Jockey Alex Cintron races the horse Marco Island at Laurel Park, as the Maryland Jockey Club continued live racing as scheduled with only personnel licensed by the racing commission in attendance.

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March 16, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Zhili Sun, of China, practices tai chi amid the cherry blossoms near the Tidal Basin.

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March 19, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Father Scott Holmer of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Bowie hears confessions in the parking lot of the church that remains closed because of restrictions set in place because of the coronavirus.

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March 16, 2020 | Bergamo, Italy

Undertakers carry a coffin from a hearse at a cemetery. Bergamo is one of the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

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March 20, 2020 | Tel Aviv, Israel

An Israeli firefighter sprays disinfectant in a Yarkon Park parking lot as emergency personnel prepare to turn it into an emergency service drive-through complex for covid-19 testing.

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March 16, 2020 | Alexandria, Va.

Van Nugen pushes in a cart of lunches as she and others work to set up at Weyanoke Elementary School to continue to provide breakfast and lunches to students in need as schools are closed because of the coronavirus.

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March 19, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

In President Trump's typed script at his daily coronavirus briefing, “corona” in “coronavirus” was crossed out and replaced with “Chinese.”

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March 19, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

President Trump arrives to speak with his coronavirus task force during a briefing at the White House.

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March 14, 2020 | Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain

People applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working during the coronavirus outbreak.

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March 16, 2020 | Newton, Mass.

Nurse practitioner Amy Israelian puts on protective gear in a tent in the parking lot of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

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March 17, 2020 | Rome, Italy

Medical staff collect a patient from an ambulance at the second covid-19 hospital in the city's Columbus area. The Italian government continues to enforce nationwide lockdown measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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March 18, 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya

Health personnel measure the temperature of a visitor at the entrance of the Mbagathi Hospital.

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March 17, 2020 | Paris, France

Freelance home-care nurse Suzanna Ostrec, wearing gloves and a facial mask, visits her patient, Christian, 65, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 18, 2020 | Fairfax, Va.

Leonardo Taylor kisses Ziyah Smith Taylor after they were married in front of an apartment complex clubhouse. The couple had planned on a small wedding on Tybee Island, Ga., on April 10 but decided to get married as soon as possible because of the coronavirus.

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March 15, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Derrel Todd and his son, August, 6, work on flying a kite near the Washington Monument. Derrel said he was not concerned about going out in public with the threat of the coronavirus as long as people were spread out.

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