These are the bruises of doctors and nurses on the frontline

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Bruised faces and fearful eyes, haunting images of Italian doctors and nurses after a long day fighting to save ICU patients are storming across social media.

As the death toll passed 7500 in Italy, and nearly one-quarter of GPs in one of the most affected areas tested positive to the virus or were in quarantine, the photos have been shared more than 100,000 times:

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