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In pictures: COVID-19 coronavirus cases spread beyond China's borders

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A man wearing a protective facemask plays with pigeons in the Piazza del Duomo in central Milan, following security measures taken in northern Italy.
A man wearing a protective facemask plays with pigeons in the Piazza del Duomo in central Milan, following security measures taken in northern Italy.   -   Copyright  MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP
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For the first time, the number of new COVID-19 coronavirus infections outside China surpassed those inside the country.

Italy is the worst-hit country in Europe.

Greece and Brazil confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a day after the virus spread to Switzerland, Austria, Croatia and mainland Spain.

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Masks mix with sanitary masks at the last day of Venice Carnival, after authorities decided to cut it short by two daysLuigi Costantini/AP Photo
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A woman with a protective face mask walks across the Piazza del Duomo, in front of the Duomo, in central Milan.Andreas SOLARO / AFP
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Lawmakers Matteo Dall'Osso, right, and Maria Teresa Baldini wear sanitary mask during a work session in the Italian lower chamber.Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via APLaPresse / Roberto Monaldo
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Police officers wearing masks stand in front of the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife.STR/AP Photo
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A man looks out of a window at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, in the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain.AP Photo
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A staffer wearing a mask cleans the terrace of a shopping mall in La Caleta, in the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain.STR/AP Photo
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Sumo wrestlers wearing masks arrive at Shin Osaka railway station in Osaka, western Japan.Kyodo News via AP
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Commuters wearing face masks ride a tramcar in Pyongyang.KIM Won Jin / AFP
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A medical worker wearing protective gear takes a rest as he waits for ambulances carrying patients infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus at an entrance of a hospital in Daegu, South Korea.YONHAP / AFP
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at Gwangju District Court in Gwangju, South Korea.Park Chul-hong/Yonhap via AP
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Preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the National Assembly in Seoul. South Korea.YONHAP/ AFP
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People wear masks to help guard against the coronavirus in downtown Tehran, Iran.Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
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Shiite pilgrims wear masks outside the shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq.Anmar Khalil/AP Photo
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A worker disinfects a public bus against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran.Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo
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Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran.Sajjad Safari/IIPA via AP
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Coronavirus response training exercise in the central Israeli city of Kiryat Ono.JACK GUEZ/ AFP