A shopper in Madrid confronted with empty shelves earlier today (Image: Lehtikuva)

News in brief

IN TODAY'S BEST PHOTOS from around the world, we lead with a shot from a supermarket in Madrid, where panic-buying driven by fears over the COVID-19 virus has led to empty shelves. We also have a shot from a Joe Biden rally in the runup to 'Sequel Tuesday', a housing estate in Hong Kong, and a Colour Run Parade in Mumbai. 

A woman attempts to buy groceries at a supermarket with empty shelves in Madrid earlier today. Spain has reported over 1,200 cases of coronavirus with 28 deaths, making it one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe.


A campaign worker offers hand sanitizer to guests at a rally with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan will hold its primary election today. 


An aerial photograph of a housing estate in Hong Kong. 


Revellers smeared in colour powder celebrate the Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Mumbai, India. 



Image Credit: Lehtikuva