Indonesia becomes the world’s latest COVID hot spot

July 21, 2021

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Workers in protective suits carry a coffin containing the body of a COVID-19 victim to a grave for a burial at Cipenjo cemetery in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. 

Workers in protective suits carry a coffin containing the body of a COVID-19 victim to a grave for a burial at Cipenjo cemetery in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. 

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