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Class of 2020: Graduating in a pandemic

Graduating university students wearing face masks observe a moment of silence in tribute to victims of the coronavirus, during a graduation ceremony held at Wuhan University in Wuhan, Hubei province, China June 20, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Graduating university students wearing face masks observe a moment of silence in tribute to victims of the coronavirus, during a graduation ceremony held at Wuhan University in Wuhan, Hubei province, China June 20, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Graduating university students wearing face masks observe a moment of silence in tribute to victims of the coronavirus, during a graduation ceremony held at Wuhan University in Wuhan, Hubei province, China June 20, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A student gestures as he waits with other students of the Cultural High School Class 2020 to receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony on their cars, to keep social distancing, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A student gestures as he waits with other students of the Cultural High School Class 2020 to receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony on their cars, to keep social distancing, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis...more

A student gestures as he waits with other students of the Cultural High School Class 2020 to receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony on their cars, to keep social distancing, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Doug Hassebroek pours confetti over his daughter Lydia, celebrating her graduation ceremony at their home in Brooklyn, New York, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Doug Hassebroek pours confetti over his daughter Lydia, celebrating her graduation ceremony at their home in Brooklyn, New York, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Doug Hassebroek pours confetti over his daughter Lydia, celebrating her graduation ceremony at their home in Brooklyn, New York, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
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Undergraduate students wearing face masks practice social distancing as they watch a live broadcast of the graduation ceremony on a screen, at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Undergraduate students wearing face masks practice social distancing as they watch a live broadcast of the graduation ceremony on a screen, at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Undergraduate students wearing face masks practice social distancing as they watch a live broadcast of the graduation ceremony on a screen, at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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Students Laila Lacy, 17, and Ashley Williams, 17, stand in front of graduation balloons at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Students Laila Lacy, 17, and Ashley Williams, 17, stand in front of graduation balloons at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Students Laila Lacy, 17, and Ashley Williams, 17, stand in front of graduation balloons at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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West Point graduating cadets throw their hats in the air in celebration as U.S. Army helicopters fly overhead at the culmination of their 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony attended by President Donald Trump at West Point, New York, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

West Point graduating cadets throw their hats in the air in celebration as U.S. Army helicopters fly overhead at the culmination of their 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony attended by President Donald Trump at West Point, New...more

West Point graduating cadets throw their hats in the air in celebration as U.S. Army helicopters fly overhead at the culmination of their 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony attended by President Donald Trump at West Point, New York, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Student Laila Lacy, 17, wears a mortar board with the message "Young, Black & Educated" at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Student Laila Lacy, 17, wears a mortar board with the message "Young, Black & Educated" at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Student Laila Lacy, 17, wears a mortar board with the message "Young, Black & Educated" at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A student wearing a protective face mask poses for a picture after taking his final exams under strict regulations in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A student wearing a protective face mask poses for a picture after taking his final exams under strict regulations in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A student wearing a protective face mask poses for a picture after taking his final exams under strict regulations in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Daniel Cahill poses for photos with family during a front yard drive-in COVID-19 honorary graduation ceremony for three Bishop O'Connell High School students at a home in Falls Church, Virginia, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Daniel Cahill poses for photos with family during a front yard drive-in COVID-19 honorary graduation ceremony for three Bishop O'Connell High School students at a home in Falls Church, Virginia, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Daniel Cahill poses for photos with family during a front yard drive-in COVID-19 honorary graduation ceremony for three Bishop O'Connell High School students at a home in Falls Church, Virginia, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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West Point graduating cadets hug as they celebrate at the conclusion of their 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony attended by President Donald Trump at West Point, New York, June 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

West Point graduating cadets hug as they celebrate at the conclusion of their 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony attended by President Donald Trump at West Point, New York, June 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

West Point graduating cadets hug as they celebrate at the conclusion of their 2020 United States Military Academy Graduation Ceremony attended by President Donald Trump at West Point, New York, June 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A student waits for a photo at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A student waits for a photo at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A student waits for a photo at a drive-thru graduation ceremony at University High School in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Compton Early College High School graduating student Makayla Moore poses in her car in a parking lot during a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Compton, California June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Compton Early College High School graduating student Makayla Moore poses in her car in a parking lot during a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Compton, California June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Compton Early College High School graduating student Makayla Moore poses in her car in a parking lot during a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Compton, California June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A Compton Early College High School graduating student leaves a stage after collecting her diploma in a parking lot during a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Compton, California June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A Compton Early College High School graduating student leaves a stage after collecting her diploma in a parking lot during a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Compton, California June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A Compton Early College High School graduating student leaves a stage after collecting her diploma in a parking lot during a drive-thru graduation ceremony in Compton, California June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Seniors watch a video retrospective of their time in high school during Pioneer Valley Regional School’s graduation, which was held in the Northfield Drive-In Theater in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, June 8. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Seniors watch a video retrospective of their time in high school during Pioneer Valley Regional School’s graduation, which was held in the Northfield Drive-In Theater in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, June 8. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Seniors watch a video retrospective of their time in high school during Pioneer Valley Regional School’s graduation, which was held in the Northfield Drive-In Theater in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, June 8. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Mila Contreras-Godfrey, a graduating senior at Beaver Country Day School, holds a dandelion while posing in her prom dress at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Massachusetts, May 22. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Mila Contreras-Godfrey, a graduating senior at Beaver Country Day School, holds a dandelion while posing in her prom dress at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Massachusetts, May 22. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Mila Contreras-Godfrey, a graduating senior at Beaver Country Day School, holds a dandelion while posing in her prom dress at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, Massachusetts, May 22. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
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Students of Matanzas High School cross the finish line as they receive their diplomas at their graduation at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, May 31. REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

Students of Matanzas High School cross the finish line as they receive their diplomas at their graduation at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, May 31. REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

Students of Matanzas High School cross the finish line as they receive their diplomas at their graduation at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, May 31. REUTERS/Eve Edelheit
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Benjamin Leese, from Lorton, Virginia and a graduate of South county High School, throws his cap in the air at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 3. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Benjamin Leese, from Lorton, Virginia and a graduate of South county High School, throws his cap in the air at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 3. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Benjamin Leese, from Lorton, Virginia and a graduate of South county High School, throws his cap in the air at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 3. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Molloy College Nursing School graduates Taylor Laufer and Yuliya Dubyna make a toast at the center of the lawn in Bryant Park in New York City, May 18. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Molloy College Nursing School graduates Taylor Laufer and Yuliya Dubyna make a toast at the center of the lawn in Bryant Park in New York City, May 18. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Molloy College Nursing School graduates Taylor Laufer and Yuliya Dubyna make a toast at the center of the lawn in Bryant Park in New York City, May 18. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Diego Torres from Riverdale High School, surprises his girlfriend Gabi Dubrul from Professional Children's School outside her family's apartment with balloons, flowers and a sign in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, May 26. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Diego Torres from Riverdale High School, surprises his girlfriend Gabi Dubrul from Professional Children's School outside her family's apartment with balloons, flowers and a sign in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, May 26. REUTERS/Mike...more

Diego Torres from Riverdale High School, surprises his girlfriend Gabi Dubrul from Professional Children's School outside her family's apartment with balloons, flowers and a sign in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, May 26. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate with a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate with a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate with a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Alexis Lamoreaux celebrates with her family after she graduates from the nursing school of the Ohio State University during an online commencement ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, May 2. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Alexis Lamoreaux celebrates with her family after she graduates from the nursing school of the Ohio State University during an online commencement ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, May 2. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Alexis Lamoreaux celebrates with her family after she graduates from the nursing school of the Ohio State University during an online commencement ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, May 2. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Torrey Pines High School graduating student Phoebe Seip, 18, crowns herself while celebrating her canceled prom night at home in San Diego, California, May 16.  REUTERS/Bing Guan

Torrey Pines High School graduating student Phoebe Seip, 18, crowns herself while celebrating her canceled prom night at home in San Diego, California, May 16. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Torrey Pines High School graduating student Phoebe Seip, 18, crowns herself while celebrating her canceled prom night at home in San Diego, California, May 16. REUTERS/Bing Guan
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A graduating masters student from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) stands on campus the day before his graduation ceremony, which is to be held online, in Manhattan, May 15. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly    

A graduating masters student from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) stands on campus the day before his graduation ceremony, which is to be held online, in Manhattan, May 15. REUTERS/Andrew...more

A graduating masters student from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) stands on campus the day before his graduation ceremony, which is to be held online, in Manhattan, May 15. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly    
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George Washington University graduate Catalina Perez receives a paper copy of her diploma from neighbor Paula Lytle at a surprise graduation party for Perez, who completed her undergraduate studies in International Affairs across the span of ten years only to miss her commencement due to the coronavirus outbreak in Washington, May 17. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    

George Washington University graduate Catalina Perez receives a paper copy of her diploma from neighbor Paula Lytle at a surprise graduation party for Perez, who completed her undergraduate studies in International Affairs across the span of ten...more

George Washington University graduate Catalina Perez receives a paper copy of her diploma from neighbor Paula Lytle at a surprise graduation party for Perez, who completed her undergraduate studies in International Affairs across the span of ten years only to miss her commencement due to the coronavirus outbreak in Washington, May 17. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    
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Lauren Copeland, Camille Steiger, Ruby Roberts, Micah Long and Elizabeth Toomey,  high school seniors graduating from Dana Hall School, put on masks while posing for photographs in their prom dresses at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, May 16. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Lauren Copeland, Camille Steiger, Ruby Roberts, Micah Long and Elizabeth Toomey,  high school seniors graduating from Dana Hall School, put on masks while posing for photographs in their prom dresses at the Eustis Estate in Milton,...more

Lauren Copeland, Camille Steiger, Ruby Roberts, Micah Long and Elizabeth Toomey,  high school seniors graduating from Dana Hall School, put on masks while posing for photographs in their prom dresses at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, May 16. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
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A soldier keeps watch following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd as graduates from Virginia's James Madison High School pose for photos at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 5. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  

A soldier keeps watch following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd as graduates from Virginia's James Madison High School pose for photos at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 5. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  

A soldier keeps watch following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd as graduates from Virginia's James Madison High School pose for photos at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 5. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  
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Pre-K graduate Nyah Smith, 4, is prepared for a graduation photo in an almost empty Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, May 24. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Pre-K graduate Nyah Smith, 4, is prepared for a graduation photo in an almost empty Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, May 24. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Pre-K graduate Nyah Smith, 4, is prepared for a graduation photo in an almost empty Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, May 24. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Isaac Sebenius, who is graduating from Harvard College, is joined by friends and family before Harvard University’s virtual Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Isaac Sebenius, who is graduating from Harvard College, is joined by friends and family before Harvard University’s virtual Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Isaac Sebenius, who is graduating from Harvard College, is joined by friends and family before Harvard University’s virtual Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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High school graduating student Kiara Hernandez poses in front of the TCL Chinese theatre which is closed in Los Angeles, May 18. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

High school graduating student Kiara Hernandez poses in front of the TCL Chinese theatre which is closed in Los Angeles, May 18. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

High school graduating student Kiara Hernandez poses in front of the TCL Chinese theatre which is closed in Los Angeles, May 18. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Torrey Pines High School graduating student Phoebe Seip, 18, and her sisters Sydney, 22, and Paisley, 6, watch former President Barack Obama deliver a virtual commencement address to millions of high school seniors,  while celebrating Phoebe's canceled prom night at home in San Diego, California, May 16. REUTERS/Bing Guan

Torrey Pines High School graduating student Phoebe Seip, 18, and her sisters Sydney, 22, and Paisley, 6, watch former President Barack Obama deliver a virtual commencement address to millions of high school seniors, while celebrating Phoebe's...more

Torrey Pines High School graduating student Phoebe Seip, 18, and her sisters Sydney, 22, and Paisley, 6, watch former President Barack Obama deliver a virtual commencement address to millions of high school seniors, while celebrating Phoebe's canceled prom night at home in San Diego, California, May 16. REUTERS/Bing Guan
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A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Jesse Burbank, who is graduating from the School of Law, is joined by friends before Harvard University’s virtual Commencement Exercises because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jesse Burbank, who is graduating from the School of Law, is joined by friends before Harvard University’s virtual Commencement Exercises because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jesse Burbank, who is graduating from the School of Law, is joined by friends before Harvard University’s virtual Commencement Exercises because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Georgetown University medical school graduate He Zhou casts her cap into the air at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, May 27. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Georgetown University medical school graduate He Zhou casts her cap into the air at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, May 27. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Georgetown University medical school graduate He Zhou casts her cap into the air at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, May 27. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A graduate from California State University San Marcos celebrates while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Words written on the top of a graduate's cap are shown as California State University San Marcos graduates participate in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Words written on the top of a graduate's cap are shown as California State University San Marcos graduates participate in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Words written on the top of a graduate's cap are shown as California State University San Marcos graduates participate in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Graduates from California State University San Marcos celebrate while participating in a car parade through campus in San Marcos, California, May 15. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Pasadena High School graduating student Joshua Dionisio is helped with his mortar before his official portrait at a drive-thru studio in Pasadena, California, May 8. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Pasadena High School graduating student Joshua Dionisio is helped with his mortar before his official portrait at a drive-thru studio in Pasadena, California, May 8. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Pasadena High School graduating student Joshua Dionisio is helped with his mortar before his official portrait at a drive-thru studio in Pasadena, California, May 8. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University after the 23 Campuses of California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online affecting hundreds of thousands of students in San Diego, California, May 13. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University after the 23 Campuses of California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online affecting hundreds of thousands of students in...more

A graduate gets ready to pose for a picture at the empty campus of San Diego State University after the 23 Campuses of California State University system announced the fall 2020 semester will be online affecting hundreds of thousands of students in San Diego, California, May 13. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Lexi Pliler, a 2020 graduate of Riverton High School, has her photograph taken by her mother Renae after having her school year cut short from the statewide stay-at-home order, in Galena, Kansas, May 18.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Lexi Pliler, a 2020 graduate of Riverton High School, has her photograph taken by her mother Renae after having her school year cut short from the statewide stay-at-home order, in Galena, Kansas, May 18. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Lexi Pliler, a 2020 graduate of Riverton High School, has her photograph taken by her mother Renae after having her school year cut short from the statewide stay-at-home order, in Galena, Kansas, May 18. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Dieudo Muimbe poses for a photograph in his graduation cap and gown one day before the cancelled commencement ceremonies at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, May 15. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dieudo Muimbe poses for a photograph in his graduation cap and gown one day before the cancelled commencement ceremonies at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, May 15. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Dieudo Muimbe poses for a photograph in his graduation cap and gown one day before the cancelled commencement ceremonies at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, May 15. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Alexis Lamoreaux goes to her hospital shift after graduating from nursing school in Columbus, Ohio, May 4. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Alexis Lamoreaux goes to her hospital shift after graduating from nursing school in Columbus, Ohio, May 4. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Alexis Lamoreaux goes to her hospital shift after graduating from nursing school in Columbus, Ohio, May 4. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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