While face masks have been mandatory in some parts of the world to combat the spread of coronavirus, people are using them to be creative as well as keep safe.
As the saying goes, the show must go on. As the spread of coronavirus slows and the world settles into a "new normal," the wearing of masks in most countries is recommended or has become mandatory in certain instances, for example on public transport.
For some, it is a bare necessity for venturing outside of the home safely. For others, however, masks have become a canvas for self-expression, with people transforming them into works of art or fashion accessories. Others are using them to make a statement, be it a political message or a showing of support for a cause - or just to raise a smile.
Browse through our selection of photographs below showing how masks are being used creatively around the globe.