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Washington, D.C. -- Sunday, March 15, 2020
From left, Sterreh Libon, Sophia Al-Samarrai and Claire MacQueen celebrate Al-Samarrai’s birthday with some sweets and McDonald’s on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The trio are freshmen at Washington International School, which has switch to online classes. They were out for one last hurrah together before they expected to be stuck inside their homes for the foreseeable future.
They had hoped to visit the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery, which closed to the public the day before “as a public health precaution,” according to their website, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times