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Bars, restaurants, cinemas and schools were shutting down from New York and Los Angeles to Paris and Dubai in a worldwide effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic, as financial markets tumbled despite emergency action by global central banks. Pictured: The old city of Ebil, Iraq today. 


REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Bars, restaurants, cinemas and schools were shutting down from New York and Los Angeles to Paris and Dubai in a worldwide effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic, as financial markets tumbled despite emergency action by global central banks....more

Bars, restaurants, cinemas and schools were shutting down from New York and Los Angeles to Paris and Dubai in a worldwide effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic, as financial markets tumbled despite emergency action by global central banks. Pictured: The old city of Ebil, Iraq today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A combination picture shows people walking near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today.    REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A combination picture shows people walking near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A combination picture shows people walking near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gathering near Imam Ali shrine ahead of the holy Shi'ite ritual of Arbaeen in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, in October 2019, and the same place last week.  REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gathering near Imam Ali shrine ahead of the holy Shi'ite ritual of Arbaeen in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, in October 2019, and the same place last week. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims gathering near Imam Ali shrine ahead of the holy Shi'ite ritual of Arbaeen in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, in October 2019, and the same place last week. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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Students attending a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt last month and the same place today.    REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

Students attending a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt last month and the same place today. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

Students attending a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt last month and the same place today. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien
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Worshippers attending a prayer at the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, Iraq in August 2019, and the same place last week.    REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Worshippers attending a prayer at the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, Iraq in August 2019, and the same place last week. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Worshippers attending a prayer at the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shi'ite city of Najaf, Iraq in August 2019, and the same place last week. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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Students attending a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, last month and the same place today.   REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

Students attending a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, last month and the same place today. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

Students attending a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, last month and the same place today. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien
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Tourists visiting the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel, in Amman, Jordan last week and the same place today.   


REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Tourists visiting the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel, in Amman, Jordan last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Tourists visiting the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules at the Amman Citadel, in Amman, Jordan last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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People shopping at the Nabi Younes market in Mosul, Iraq last week and the empty market today. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid

People shopping at the Nabi Younes market in Mosul, Iraq last week and the empty market today. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid

People shopping at the Nabi Younes market in Mosul, Iraq last week and the empty market today. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid
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Students walking past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt last month and the same place today. 
 REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

Students walking past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt last month and the same place today. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

Students walking past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt last month and the same place today. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien
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People gathering near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today.   REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

People gathering near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

People gathering near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Men gathered at a beach in Beirut last week and the same place today.    REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Men gathered at a beach in Beirut last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Men gathered at a beach in Beirut last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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People at Dubai Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates last week and the same place today.  
  REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People at Dubai Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People at Dubai Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Satish Kumar
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A class in school before and after closing the schools due to coronavirus in Preska, Slovenia. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A class in school before and after closing the schools due to coronavirus in Preska, Slovenia. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A class in school before and after closing the schools due to coronavirus in Preska, Slovenia. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
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School children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt last week and the same place now.     REUTERS/Rania Gomaa

School children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt last week and the same place now. REUTERS/Rania Gomaa

School children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt last week and the same place now. REUTERS/Rania Gomaa
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Visitors arriving at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank earlier this month and the same place today. following the closure to contain coronavirus.   REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Visitors arriving at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank earlier this month and the same place today. following the closure to contain coronavirus. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Visitors arriving at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank earlier this month and the same place today. following the closure to contain coronavirus. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
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Tourists climbing the stairs outside El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain in 2017 and the same place today.  

REUTERS/Juan Medina

Tourists climbing the stairs outside El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain in 2017 and the same place today. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Tourists climbing the stairs outside El Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain in 2017 and the same place today. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Iraqi youth playing pool in a cafe in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq last week and the same place today. 

 REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen

Iraqi youth playing pool in a cafe in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen

Iraqi youth playing pool in a cafe in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen
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School children lining up for class at Thamret Al Tawfiq School in Cairo, Egypt and the school seen empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 


REUTERS/Hanaa Habib

School children lining up for class at Thamret Al Tawfiq School in Cairo, Egypt and the school seen empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. REUTERS/Hanaa Habib

School children lining up for class at Thamret Al Tawfiq School in Cairo, Egypt and the school seen empty following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. REUTERS/Hanaa Habib
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Tourists walking across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic in 2019 and the bridge empty as the Czech government restricts movement of people today. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tourists walking across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic in 2019 and the bridge empty as the Czech government restricts movement of people today. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tourists walking across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic in 2019 and the bridge empty as the Czech government restricts movement of people today. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Men wearing protective masks near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. 

REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Men wearing protective masks near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Men wearing protective masks near the castle in the old city of Erbil, Iraq last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Tourists standing in front of the 'Puente Nuevo' (New Bridge) in downtown Ronda, Spain last week and the same place today.   REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Tourists standing in front of the 'Puente Nuevo' (New Bridge) in downtown Ronda, Spain last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Tourists standing in front of the 'Puente Nuevo' (New Bridge) in downtown Ronda, Spain last week and the same place today. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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