Photo Of The Week: This Happened In Kent

News broke last weekend of a new, extra contagious strain of the coronavirus rapidly spreading in the UK, prompting several countries to suspend travel from the country. After France deciding to shut its UK border for 48 hours, thousands of trucks were unable to pass through from the Port of Dover via the Eurotunnel, and ended up stuck along the route in Kent County, in southeastern England.

A mass testing program is underway to allow drivers to cross the border, but the gridlock could continue for days that may reduce deliveries and leave drivers unable to return home in time for Christmas.

Photographer Stephen Lock captured part of this massive traffic jam on the M20 motorway, with one driver getting some air in the middle of the road.

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Welcome to Monday, where China is on high COVID alert as Lunar New Year celebrations kick off, Tonga reels from a massive underwater eruption, and a veteran FBI agent may have found out who betrayed Anne Frank to the Nazis. Meanwhile, Russian daily Kommersant recounts how Kazakhstan has passed from one strongman to another.

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