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Nouran Faraj, a 24-year-old Palestinian, holds her niece as she dons a handmade crochet wool mask (prevention measure for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic) of her creation in Gaza City on December 1, 2020. AFP
Nouran Faraj, a 24-year-old Palestinian, holds her niece as she dons a handmade crochet wool mask (prevention measure for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic) of her creation in Gaza City on December 1, 2020. AFP
A protester covers his face with a mask during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Marseille. AP
A protester covers his face with a mask during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Marseille. AP
A man hauling a ladder walks past a government advertisement inviting citizens to wear protective face masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. AP
A man hauling a ladder walks past a government advertisement inviting citizens to wear protective face masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. AP
 In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, a woman, wearing a protective mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, takes a boat trip over the Bosphorus Strait separating the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul. AP
In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, a woman, wearing a protective mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, takes a boat trip over the Bosphorus Strait separating the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul. AP
In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a customer wearing a protective mask due to the coronavirus outbreak, waits sits on a table of a restaurant, in central Istanbul.  AP
In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a customer wearing a protective mask due to the coronavirus outbreak, waits sits on a table of a restaurant, in central Istanbul. AP
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus cycles pass family members take a rest outside the drum tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. AP
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus cycles pass family members take a rest outside the drum tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. AP
 A monkey attempts to take hold of a girl's face mask in front of the Prang Sam Yod temple during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok on November 29, 2020. AFP
A monkey attempts to take hold of a girl's face mask in front of the Prang Sam Yod temple during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok on November 29, 2020. AFP
Iraqi pupils wearing protective masks walk to school on the first day of the new academic year the northern city of Mosul, on November 29, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AFP
Iraqi pupils wearing protective masks walk to school on the first day of the new academic year the northern city of Mosul, on November 29, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AFP
A woman wearing a protective mask attends to cast her vote at a school during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29, 2020. REUTERS
A woman wearing a protective mask attends to cast her vote at a school during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29, 2020. REUTERS
Palestinian groom Mohamed abu Daga, 24, and his bride Israa wear face masks amid the COVID-19 epidemic during a photoshoot before their wedding ceremony in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, on Monday on March 23, 2020. UPI
Palestinian groom Mohamed abu Daga, 24, and his bride Israa wear face masks amid the COVID-19 epidemic during a photoshoot before their wedding ceremony in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, on Monday on March 23, 2020. UPI
A Chocolate Santa with mask stand at the Wawi company in Pirmasens, Germany, 27 November 2020 (issued 30 November 2020). German confectionery company WAWI-Schokolade AG has started to manufacture chocolate Santa figures with face masks for Christmas 2020. EPA
A Chocolate Santa with mask stand at the Wawi company in Pirmasens, Germany, 27 November 2020 (issued 30 November 2020). German confectionery company WAWI-Schokolade AG has started to manufacture chocolate Santa figures with face masks for Christmas 2020. EPA
A man wearing a thorn crown adjusts his mask for protection against COVID-19, holds a wooden cross while attending a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. AP
A man wearing a thorn crown adjusts his mask for protection against COVID-19, holds a wooden cross while attending a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. AP
A Palestinian woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus waits in a bus in Gaza City to go to the Rafah border crossing into Egypt on Sept. 27, 2020. AP
A Palestinian woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus waits in a bus in Gaza City to go to the Rafah border crossing into Egypt on Sept. 27, 2020. AP
Crowds wearing protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen at Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, March 2, 2020.  REUTERS
Crowds wearing protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen at Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, March 2, 2020. REUTERS
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks from the underpass up to the street during sunset in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. AP
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks from the underpass up to the street during sunset in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. AP
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line-up to board a bus at a bus stand in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. AP
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line-up to board a bus at a bus stand in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. AP
Face masks are pictured as an installation in a face mask shop in Yokohama on December 2, 2020. AFP
Face masks are pictured as an installation in a face mask shop in Yokohama on December 2, 2020. AFP
Yasmine Protho, 18, wears a photo of herself and 'Class of 2020' on her protective mask amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak as she graduates with only nine other classmates and limited family attending at Chattahoochee County High School in Cusseta, Ga., on May 15, 2020. AP
Yasmine Protho, 18, wears a photo of herself and 'Class of 2020' on her protective mask amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak as she graduates with only nine other classmates and limited family attending at Chattahoochee County High School in Cusseta, Ga., on May 15, 2020. AP
Christmas lights are reflected on a ballon as a child wears a face mask to protect against coronavirus at the Johannesburg Zoo's Festival of Lights Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020. AP
Christmas lights are reflected on a ballon as a child wears a face mask to protect against coronavirus at the Johannesburg Zoo's Festival of Lights Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020. AP
Students wearing face masks wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. AP
Students wearing face masks wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. AP
San Diego Ballet School students wear protective masks backstage during a performance of 'The Nutcracker', presented by the San Diego Ballet in a drive-in performance at a parking lot, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in San Diego, California, U.S., December 5, 2020. REUTERS
San Diego Ballet School students wear protective masks backstage during a performance of 'The Nutcracker', presented by the San Diego Ballet in a drive-in performance at a parking lot, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in San Diego, California, U.S., December 5, 2020. REUTERS


Nouran Faraj, a 24-year-old Palestinian, holds her niece as she dons a handmade crochet wool mask (prevention measure for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic) of her creation in Gaza City on December 1, 2020. AFP
Nouran Faraj, a 24-year-old Palestinian, holds her niece as she dons a handmade crochet wool mask (prevention measure for the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic) of her creation in Gaza City on December 1, 2020. AFP
A protester covers his face with a mask during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Marseille. AP
A protester covers his face with a mask during a demonstration against a security law that would restrict sharing images of police, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 in Marseille. AP
A man hauling a ladder walks past a government advertisement inviting citizens to wear protective face masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. AP
A man hauling a ladder walks past a government advertisement inviting citizens to wear protective face masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. AP
 In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, a woman, wearing a protective mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, takes a boat trip over the Bosphorus Strait separating the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul. AP
In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, a woman, wearing a protective mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, takes a boat trip over the Bosphorus Strait separating the Asian and the European sides of Istanbul. AP
In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a customer wearing a protective mask due to the coronavirus outbreak, waits sits on a table of a restaurant, in central Istanbul.  AP
In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a customer wearing a protective mask due to the coronavirus outbreak, waits sits on a table of a restaurant, in central Istanbul. AP
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus cycles pass family members take a rest outside the drum tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. AP
A man wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus cycles pass family members take a rest outside the drum tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. AP
 A monkey attempts to take hold of a girl's face mask in front of the Prang Sam Yod temple during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok on November 29, 2020. AFP
A monkey attempts to take hold of a girl's face mask in front of the Prang Sam Yod temple during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi province, north of Bangkok on November 29, 2020. AFP
Iraqi pupils wearing protective masks walk to school on the first day of the new academic year the northern city of Mosul, on November 29, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AFP
Iraqi pupils wearing protective masks walk to school on the first day of the new academic year the northern city of Mosul, on November 29, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AFP
A woman wearing a protective mask attends to cast her vote at a school during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29, 2020. REUTERS
A woman wearing a protective mask attends to cast her vote at a school during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29, 2020. REUTERS
Palestinian groom Mohamed abu Daga, 24, and his bride Israa wear face masks amid the COVID-19 epidemic during a photoshoot before their wedding ceremony in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, on Monday on March 23, 2020. UPI
Palestinian groom Mohamed abu Daga, 24, and his bride Israa wear face masks amid the COVID-19 epidemic during a photoshoot before their wedding ceremony in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, on Monday on March 23, 2020. UPI
A Chocolate Santa with mask stand at the Wawi company in Pirmasens, Germany, 27 November 2020 (issued 30 November 2020). German confectionery company WAWI-Schokolade AG has started to manufacture chocolate Santa figures with face masks for Christmas 2020. EPA
A Chocolate Santa with mask stand at the Wawi company in Pirmasens, Germany, 27 November 2020 (issued 30 November 2020). German confectionery company WAWI-Schokolade AG has started to manufacture chocolate Santa figures with face masks for Christmas 2020. EPA
A man wearing a thorn crown adjusts his mask for protection against COVID-19, holds a wooden cross while attending a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. AP
A man wearing a thorn crown adjusts his mask for protection against COVID-19, holds a wooden cross while attending a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. AP
A Palestinian woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus waits in a bus in Gaza City to go to the Rafah border crossing into Egypt on Sept. 27, 2020. AP
A Palestinian woman wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus waits in a bus in Gaza City to go to the Rafah border crossing into Egypt on Sept. 27, 2020. AP
Crowds wearing protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen at Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, March 2, 2020.  REUTERS
Crowds wearing protective masks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen at Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, March 2, 2020. REUTERS
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks from the underpass up to the street during sunset in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. AP
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks from the underpass up to the street during sunset in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. AP
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line-up to board a bus at a bus stand in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. AP
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line-up to board a bus at a bus stand in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. AP
Face masks are pictured as an installation in a face mask shop in Yokohama on December 2, 2020. AFP
Face masks are pictured as an installation in a face mask shop in Yokohama on December 2, 2020. AFP
Yasmine Protho, 18, wears a photo of herself and 'Class of 2020' on her protective mask amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak as she graduates with only nine other classmates and limited family attending at Chattahoochee County High School in Cusseta, Ga., on May 15, 2020. AP
Yasmine Protho, 18, wears a photo of herself and 'Class of 2020' on her protective mask amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak as she graduates with only nine other classmates and limited family attending at Chattahoochee County High School in Cusseta, Ga., on May 15, 2020. AP
Christmas lights are reflected on a ballon as a child wears a face mask to protect against coronavirus at the Johannesburg Zoo's Festival of Lights Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020. AP
Christmas lights are reflected on a ballon as a child wears a face mask to protect against coronavirus at the Johannesburg Zoo's Festival of Lights Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020. AP
Students wearing face masks wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. AP
Students wearing face masks wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. AP
San Diego Ballet School students wear protective masks backstage during a performance of 'The Nutcracker', presented by the San Diego Ballet in a drive-in performance at a parking lot, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in San Diego, California, U.S., December 5, 2020. REUTERS
San Diego Ballet School students wear protective masks backstage during a performance of 'The Nutcracker', presented by the San Diego Ballet in a drive-in performance at a parking lot, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in San Diego, California, U.S., December 5, 2020. REUTERS


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