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Saying 'Thank You' to Health Care Workers Takes Many Forms

Photos show innovative ways supporters are paying tribute around the world

A mural of doctors reading "We are ONE" and "Thank You heroes" is on display on a boarded up window in Gastown on April 09, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Gastown, normally a popular tourist area in Vancouver is quiet as all non-essential retail has been clos

AP Photo/LM Otero

En español | For weeks now, doctors, nurses, hospital staff and first responders around the world have been on battle footing, working long hours with limited supplies to treat those stricken with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Waiting in lockdown for the pandemic to weaken, many of those behind the front lines have been putting their time and creativity into public expressions of gratitude. Here are some of the ways individuals and communities across the country and around the world are saying thanks to critical health care workers and first responders.