This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between March 19-25, 2020.
This week's selection includes images from across the region as cases of the new coronavirus appeared in several more countries, leaving streets empty and millions of people bracing for impact.
The gallery was curated by AP Middle East Deputy News Director for Photography and Storytelling Dusan Vranic and photographer Maya Alleruzzo.
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