Mar 16, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Biden and Sanders in the 11th Democratic debate

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders bumping elbows
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders bumping elbows, rather than shaking hands, before Sunday's Democratic presidential debate. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders were alone on Sunday night's debate stage for the first time.

The big picture: The candidates faced off without a studio audience to avoid unnecessary exposure to the coronavirus, with debate moderators Univision anchor Ilia Calderon, CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, and CNN political correspondent Dana Bash the only others in the Washington studio.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders pointing at each other
Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
The debate podiums were set six feet apart, per CDC recommendations
The debate podiums were set six feet apart, per CDC recommendations. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Moderators Univision's journalist Ilia Calderon (hidden), CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and CNN political correspondent Dana Bash
Moderators Univision's journalist Ilia Calderon (hidden), CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper and CNN political correspondent Dana Bash. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Bernie Sanders
Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Joe Biden
Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Biden speaks to Dana Bash as Sanders leaves the stage
Biden speaks to Dana Bash as Sanders leaves the stage. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

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