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From Maryland to Moscow, here are 15 photos that show how COVID-19 is changing the way we live.

Images are emerging online that show just how drastically different our world looks right now.

From neighbours on balconies conducting sing-alongs, to a priest holding confessions in a church parking lot, the world is adjusting to these unprecedented times, by adhering to social distancing instructions in creative ways.

At the time of reporting, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Britain and New Zealand are all in lockdown.

Here are 15 photos that show how communities are coping with the world’s new reality.

Soacha, Colombia

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Students seen with their handmade face masks at the Julio Cesar Turbay school located in the urban area of Soacha, a sector stigmatised by violence and lack of resources in Soacha, Colombia, on March 11, 2020. In Colombia, students make their own face masks with recyclable and biodegradable waste. Image: Getty.

Changchun, China

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A pet dog wearing a face mask walks with its owner on snow amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Image: Getty.
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Turin, Italy

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A family plays lids of pots and pans from the balcony of their home where there is a banner reading 'Everything will be fine' in the neighborhood San Salvario, during a flash mob launched throughout Italy to bring people together. Image: Getty.

Lanciano, Italy

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People stay on their balconies following the spread of the coronavirus in Lanciano, Italy, on March 14, 2020. Image: Getty.

San Juan, Philippines

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A worker sprays disinfectant inside a gym to curb the spread of COVID-19 in a residential area on March 19, 2020, in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. Image: Getty.
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Knutsford, Cheshire

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Ben and Isaac talk to their grandmother Sue through a window, as she and her husband Alan self-isolate at their home in Knutsford, Cheshire. Image: Getty.

Dresden, Germany

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The musical couple Karoline Strobl and Zoltán Mácsai play the "Ode to Joy" with cello and horn on their balcony. Image: Getty.

Meishan, China

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Twin primary school students have an online class via television at home on March 9, 2020, in Meishan, Sichuan Province of China. Image: Getty.
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Maryland, United States

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Father Scott Holmer of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church holds confession in the church parking lot on March 20, 2020, in Bowie, Maryland. Holmer, who sits six feet away from those in cars, holds drive thru confessions daily in the parking lot of the church due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Getty.

Dortmund, Germany

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DORTMUND, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Johannes Weissenfeld, member of the German rowing eight, trains on the balcony of his apartment on March 21, 2020, in Dortmund, Germany. As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection continues to rise, all sports events in Germany are being cancelled and all training facilities are closing temporarily. Image: Getty.
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Barcelona, Spain

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People listen to a neighbour as he plays bagpipes from a balcony during a flash mob called through social media and messaging platforms, aimed to thank workers in the fight against coronavirus on March 15, 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. Image: Getty.

Wuhan, China

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A midwife shows the newborn to the present medical workers after the Cesarean section operation on a suspected COVID-19 patient in Wuhan Union Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Saturday, March 07, 2020. Image: Getty.

Massachusetts, United States

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Curt Newton plays the drums as he and some of his neighbours get together and have a group sing-a-long, safely distanced from each other, in their Boston neighbourhood. Image: Getty.
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Stuttgart, Germany

Dancer Anika Bendel practices in her apartment. Bendel is production manager of a dance project in which children and elderly people are involved.Image: Getty.

Moscow, Russia

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A food delivery worker has his temperature screened with a digital forehead thermometer in a McDonald's restaurant during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Image: Getty.
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Read more about COVID-19:

The Australian Government Department of Health advises that the only people who will be tested for COVID-19 are those with symptoms who have either returned from overseas in the past 14 days or been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.

If you are sick and believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your GP ahead of time to book an appointment. Or call the national Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 000.

To keep up to date with the latest information, please visit the Department of Health website.

Feature Image: Getty.

The current situation around COVID-19 might be making you feel scared or uncertain. It's okay to feel this way, but it's also important to learn how to manage feelings of anxiety during this time. To download the free PDF: Anxiety & Coronavirus - How to Manage Feelings of Anxiety click here.


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