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El Salvador

In this photo released by El Salvador Presidency Press Office police wearing masks as precautions against the new coronavirus guard inmates, also wearing masks, during a security operation after President Nayib Bukele decreed maximum emergency in prisons housing gang members at the Izalco prison in San Salvador, El Salvador. Bukele ordered the emergency the day after more than twenty people were killed throughout country that authorities said were ordered from prisons.

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Relatives and friends of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his nearly two-year-old daughter Valeria accompany the hearses carrying their bodies inside the Cemetery of La Bermeja where they will be buried in San Salvador, El Salvador. The bodies of the migrants who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas are being laid to rest in their native El Salvador.

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Rosa Ramirez sobs as she shows journalists toys that belonged to her nearly 2-year-old granddaughter Valeria in her home in San Martin, El Salvador. The drowned bodies of Ramirez's son, 25-year-old Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter were located Monday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande, a day after the pair were swept away by the current when the young family tried to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Her daughter-in-law Tania Vanessa Avalos, 21, survived.

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, receives help from one of the dance students, to place on her head a traditional Panchimalco shawl worn by women in the last century, during a visit to Panchimalco, the home of indigenous Salvadorans, El Salvador.

AP Photo/Salvador Melendez

A child plays in an illuminated water fountain at Plaza Gerardo Barrios in San Salvador, El Salvador. Earlier this year, the capital opened its newly-renovated downtown heart, with a pedestrian zone linking several updated squares in the capital's historic center. Where public transit buses and market stalls once clogged the streets, local residents enticed by both new amenities and greater security now stroll, play or watch street concerts.

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