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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

33 pro sports venues were open as polling locations on Election Day, offering voters a more socially-distanced option to cast their ballots.

Venues by state: California (8), Texas (5), D.C. (3), Arizona (2), Indiana (2), New York (2), Maryland (2), Missouri (1), Colorado (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1), Pennsylvania (1), New Jersey (1), Ohio (1), Illinois (1), Utah (1).

  • Venues by league: NBA (14), NHL (10), NFL (9), WNBA (5), MLB (4), MLS (2), NWSL (1).

NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden served 60,000 eligible voters for both early voting and Election Day, making it the largest polling site in New York City.

Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

CHICAGO — The United Center's first voter was a woman registered on the South Side who'd received mixed signals about where to vote. So, she woke up at 4 a.m. and went to the arena where she'd heard "anyone and everyone" could vote.

Photo: Kamil Krzacyzynski/Getty Images

KANSAS CITY — Through his foundation, 15 and the Mahomies, Patrick Mahomes helped foot the bill to ensure that Arrowhead Stadium was used as a voting site. He and the Chiefs split the costs of 25 machines and 30 poll workers.

Screenshot: @ChiefsCheer (Twitter)

LOS ANGELES — It's been quite the celebration at Dodger Stadium over the past few days, with Marisa Tomei giving out free cookies to voters on Sunday and a mariachi band serenading them on Election Day.

Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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Nov 15, 2020 - World

In photos: Egypt uncovers 100 ancient coffins buried 2,500 years ago

Newly rediscovered ancient sarcophagi are displayed in Saqqara, Egypt. Photo: Fadel Dawood/Picture Alliance via Getty Images

Archaeologists in Egypt unveiled Saturday some 40 gilded statues and at least 100 ancient coffins dating back over 2,500 years — and some contain mummies.

The big picture: The find in a vast pharaonic necropolis at Saqqara, south of Cairo, follows 59 intact sarcophagi uncovered at the site in September and October. Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Anany told a briefing, "Saqqara has yet to reveal all of its contents," per Al Jazeera. "Excavations are still under way."

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.

What COVID-19 vaccine trials still need to do

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

COVID-19 vaccines are being developed at record speed, but some experts fear the accelerated regulatory process could interfere with ongoing research about the vaccines.

Why it matters: Even after the first COVID-19 vaccines are deployed, scientific questions will remain about how they are working and how to improve them.