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Protesters shout slogans during a protest against China's strict coronavirus measures on Monday in Beijing, China. Protesters took to the streets in multiple Chinese cities after a deadly apartment fire in Xinjiang province sparked a national outcry as many blamed COVID-19 restrictions for the deaths. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters march in Beijing at a rally for the victims of a deadly fire as well as a protest against China's harsh COVID-19 restrictions early Monday. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How a deadly fire in Xinjiang prompted protests unseen in China in three decades

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Women wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 look at their smartphones at a public park in Beijing Wednesday. China is reporting a major drop in local COVID-19 infections in the northern city of Xi'an, which has been under a tight lockdown for the past two weeks. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Residents of Xi'an, China, react to COVID lockdowns with outrage and humor

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Peter Ben Embarek speaks during a news conference to wrap up a visit by an international team of experts from the World Health Organization in the city of Wuhan, China, on Tuesday. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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WHO: 'Very Unlikely' Coronavirus Leaked From Lab, More Study Needed To Trace Source

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, residents line up for coronavirus tests in Qingdao this week. China says it has carried out 10 million tests in the northern port city with no new cases found. Li Ziheng/AP hide caption

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A resident walks across an empty track on Feb. 7 in Wuhan, China. Wuhan residents lived through the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. Getty Images hide caption

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A law enforcement officer stands guard at the entrance of the Xinfadi market Saturday in Beijing. A fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to the market prompted officials to institute immediate and sweeping restrictions, including the market's closure. Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A memorial pays tribute to Dr. Li Wenliang, who called attention to the coronavirus in China, on UCLA's campus in February in Westwood, Calif. The doctor's widow, Fu Xuejie, announced the birth of their boy on Friday. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Seasonal agricultural workers plant peanuts next to wheat fields in China's Henan province. With tens of millions of urban and factory jobs lost, many of the newly unemployed have returned to their rural villages. Amy Cheng/NPR hide caption

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With China's Economy Battered By Pandemic, Millions Return To The Land For Work

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A man gets tested for the coronavirus Wednesday in Wuhan, China, the cradle of the global pandemic. Authorities plan to test the city's entire population after new cases emerged for the first time in weeks, according to state media. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In South Korea And China, Loosening Restrictions Brings Coronavirus Resurgence

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A large screen broadcasting an evening newscast along a Beijing street in March shows Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing a protective mask during his visit to Wuhan earlier in the day. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Coronavirus War Of Words With The U.S., China Pulls No Punches

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A man wearing a face mask travels on a ferry to cross the Yangtze River in Wuhan in April. Chinese officials are working to silence people suspected of challenging the narrative that authorities in Wuhan and Beijing acted swiftly and efficiently to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A resident talks on the phone while walking in Jiangtan park after its reopening in March in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The new coronavirus pandemic felt thousands of miles away, until it didn't. As cases in the U.S. skyrocketed, many noticed a shift — from watching the headlines, to watching what we touch. Getty Images hide caption

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Is COVID-19 Changing How We Measure Distance?

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Health workers from Wuhan's Tongji Hospital share an emotional embrace with their peers from a hospital in Jilin province at the Tianhe Airport. Colleagues who worked on the front lines together for the past two months bid farewell as Wuhan lifts the lockdown on Wednesday. Amy Cheng/NPR hide caption

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As China's Wuhan Ends Its Long Quarantine, Residents Feel A Mix Of Joy And Fear

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