Germany Enters Harder Lockdown As Virus Deaths Hit New High

A rise in cases in Germany over the last week brought the country's overall pandemic death toll to 23,427.

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People walk in a pedestrian zone during the usual shop opening hours in Mainz, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Germany has entered a harder lockdown, closing shops and schools in an effort to bring down stubbornly high new cases of the coronavirus. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
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