Wearing face masks has become the new normal in many countries as they try to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With a shortage of face masks globally, people have found creative ways to protect themselves.
1Fashion designer Friederike Jorzig adjusts a matrimonial mask for wedding dresses in her Berlin shop.
2Crystal-covered face masks by designer Samia al-Zakleh are displayed along with smartphone cases at her shop in Amman, Jordan.
3Slovak President Zuzana Caputova wore a fuchsia-colored face mask that matched her outfit when she welcomed Prime Minister Igor Matovic at his cabinet’s inauguration in Bratislava on March 21.
4A woman presents a protective face mask designed by Croatian designer Zoran Aragovic, who designed a cotton mask in his distinctive pop-art style, in Zagreb on March 3.
5A mannequin wears a face mask with the checkered patterns of the kaffiyeh, the scarf worn by Palestinians to symbolize struggle. This mask was on display at a Palestinian tailor’s workshop in the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon.
6German fashion model Franziska wears a mask with a message that was tailored at the Pia Bolte Style shop in Munich.
7A green face mask produced by clothing designers Stalina Svieykowsky and Nelson Jimenez in San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela
8Thai Buddhist abbot monk Phra Kru Palad Sitthiwat holds a face mask he inscribed with spiritual incantations in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom Province on March 29.
9Alan Gordon wears a panda face mask while venturing out to go food shopping in Washington, D.C., on April 1.
10A mannequin displays a face mask at a medical supplies shop in Mexico City on February 28.
11Students from Julio Cesar Turbay school in Soacha, Columbia, wear face masks they made from recyclable and biodegradable materials. They wore them for protection but also to protest against the shortage of masks in city pharmacies.
12Police officers in Cali, Colombia, on March 20
13A man wears a protective face mask in Manila, Philippines, on February 4.
14A volunteer from the Panama Solidarity Plan delivers food to low-income families in Panama City on April 1.
15Panji, 8, wears an animal-shaped face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 2.