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Cities deserted as world races to contain coronavirus

The 110 freeway leading into downtown Los Angeles, California, March 23.   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The 110 freeway leading into downtown Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The 110 freeway leading into downtown Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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A person with a walker crosses 42nd Street in a mostly deserted Times Square in New York City, March 23.  
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A person with a walker crosses 42nd Street in a mostly deserted Times Square in New York City, March 23. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A person with a walker crosses 42nd Street in a mostly deserted Times Square in New York City, March 23. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A view shows the empty Opera avenue in Paris, France, March 22. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A view shows the empty Opera avenue in Paris, France, March 22. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A view shows the empty Opera avenue in Paris, France, March 22. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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The empty Neumarkt square in front of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, Germany, March 23. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

The empty Neumarkt square in front of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, Germany, March 23. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

The empty Neumarkt square in front of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, Germany, March 23. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel
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A general view of the 9 de Julio avenue deserted, one of the main avenues of Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 23. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto

A general view of the 9 de Julio avenue deserted, one of the main avenues of Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 23. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto

A general view of the 9 de Julio avenue deserted, one of the main avenues of Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 23. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto
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An empty Terazije tunnel is pictured during a curfew imposed in Belgrade, Serbia, March 22. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

An empty Terazije tunnel is pictured during a curfew imposed in Belgrade, Serbia, March 22. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

An empty Terazije tunnel is pictured during a curfew imposed in Belgrade, Serbia, March 22. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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The Grand Canal is empty in Venice, Italy, March 22. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The Grand Canal is empty in Venice, Italy, March 22. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The Grand Canal is empty in Venice, Italy, March 22. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A person walks at an empty square in Brussels, Belgium, March 18. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A person walks at an empty square in Brussels, Belgium, March 18. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A person walks at an empty square in Brussels, Belgium, March 18. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A general view of freeways leading into downtown Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A general view of freeways leading into downtown Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A general view of freeways leading into downtown Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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The Spanish Steps are seen empty in Rome, Italy, March 24. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

The Spanish Steps are seen empty in Rome, Italy, March 24. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

The Spanish Steps are seen empty in Rome, Italy, March 24. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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An empty Times Square in New York City, March 18. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An empty Times Square in New York City, March 18. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An empty Times Square in New York City, March 18. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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An empty Di Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy, March 24.  REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

An empty Di Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy, March 24. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

An empty Di Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy, March 24. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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A view of Big Ben from an empty Westminster bridge in London, Britain, March 19. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A view of Big Ben from an empty Westminster bridge in London, Britain, March 19. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A view of Big Ben from an empty Westminster bridge in London, Britain, March 19. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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An empty Brooklyn Bridge is seen during the outbreak of coronavirus in New York City, March 17. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An empty Brooklyn Bridge is seen during the outbreak of coronavirus in New York City, March 17. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An empty Brooklyn Bridge is seen during the outbreak of coronavirus in New York City, March 17. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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An empty restaurant in a virtually deserted St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

An empty restaurant in a virtually deserted St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

An empty restaurant in a virtually deserted St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, March 10. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A view of the empty street in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, March 23. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A view of the empty street in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, March 23. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A view of the empty street in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, March 23. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Food trucks sit in a parking lot next to an empty school in Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Food trucks sit in a parking lot next to an empty school in Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Food trucks sit in a parking lot next to an empty school in Los Angeles, California, March 23. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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The mostly deserted steps of the Sydney Opera House, where scheduled public performances have been cancelled  in Sydney, Australia, March 18. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

The mostly deserted steps of the Sydney Opera House, where scheduled public performances have been cancelled in Sydney, Australia, March 18. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

The mostly deserted steps of the Sydney Opera House, where scheduled public performances have been cancelled in Sydney, Australia, March 18. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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The opera house and empty streets in Vienna, Austria, March 19. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The opera house and empty streets in Vienna, Austria, March 19. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The opera house and empty streets in Vienna, Austria, March 19. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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A view shows the deserted area in front of the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A view shows the deserted area in front of the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A view shows the deserted area in front of the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A police officer wearing a mask walks in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, February 5. REUTERS/Aly Song

A police officer wearing a mask walks in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, February 5. REUTERS/Aly Song

A police officer wearing a mask walks in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, February 5. REUTERS/Aly Song
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The downtown streets of Seattle during the outbreak of coronavirus, March 16. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

The downtown streets of Seattle during the outbreak of coronavirus, March 16. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

The downtown streets of Seattle during the outbreak of coronavirus, March 16. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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A cyclist crosses an empty square in central Maastricht after Dutch schools, cafes, restaurants and sport clubs were told to close down as the Netherlands imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, March 16. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A cyclist crosses an empty square in central Maastricht after Dutch schools, cafes, restaurants and sport clubs were told to close down as the Netherlands imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, March 16. REUTERS/Francois...more

A cyclist crosses an empty square in central Maastricht after Dutch schools, cafes, restaurants and sport clubs were told to close down as the Netherlands imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, March 16. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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A view of Duomo square in Milan, March 11. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A view of Duomo square in Milan, March 11. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

A view of Duomo square in Milan, March 11. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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The Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

The Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

The Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas, Venezuela, March 19. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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An empty cafe is seen after the government closed shops and restaurants and asked people to stay at home in Vienna, Austria, March 16. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

An empty cafe is seen after the government closed shops and restaurants and asked people to stay at home in Vienna, Austria, March 16. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

An empty cafe is seen after the government closed shops and restaurants and asked people to stay at home in Vienna, Austria, March 16. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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The deserted business district of La Defense in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The deserted business district of La Defense in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The deserted business district of La Defense in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A lone person stands on the empty square between La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace during a partial lockdown in Madrid, Spain, March 15. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A lone person stands on the empty square between La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace during a partial lockdown in Madrid, Spain, March 15. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A lone person stands on the empty square between La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace during a partial lockdown in Madrid, Spain, March 15. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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An empty Westminster Bridge in London, Britain, March 18. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

An empty Westminster Bridge in London, Britain, March 18. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

An empty Westminster Bridge in London, Britain, March 18. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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A woman wearing a protective face mask crosses the empty Callao square in Madrid, March 15. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A woman wearing a protective face mask crosses the empty Callao square in Madrid, March 15. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A woman wearing a protective face mask crosses the empty Callao square in Madrid, March 15. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Empty chairs are seen at the deck of a local restaurant closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Hoboken, New Jersey, March 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Empty chairs are seen at the deck of a local restaurant closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Hoboken, New Jersey, March 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Empty chairs are seen at the deck of a local restaurant closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Hoboken, New Jersey, March 16. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A view shows deserted banks of the river Seine near the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A view shows deserted banks of the river Seine near the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A view shows deserted banks of the river Seine near the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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An empty parking lot in Manhattan, March 15. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An empty parking lot in Manhattan, March 15. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An empty parking lot in Manhattan, March 15. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A man climbs the stairs in empty Beirut Souks after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, March 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A man climbs the stairs in empty Beirut Souks after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, March 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A man climbs the stairs in empty Beirut Souks after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, March 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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An empty street is seen in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province in China, January 28. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An empty street is seen in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province in China, January 28. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An empty street is seen in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province in China, January 28. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An empty street in Manhattan, March 15. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An empty street in Manhattan, March 15. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An empty street in Manhattan, March 15. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A general view at the almost empty square, Bebelplatz with the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, March 13. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A general view at the almost empty square, Bebelplatz with the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, March 13. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

A general view at the almost empty square, Bebelplatz with the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, March 13. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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A worker sanitizes St. Mark's square as a measure to fight against the coronavirus in Venice, March 12. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A worker sanitizes St. Mark's square as a measure to fight against the coronavirus in Venice, March 12. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A worker sanitizes St. Mark's square as a measure to fight against the coronavirus in Venice, March 12. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A view shows empty roads during a 14-hour long curfew in Ahmedabad, India, March 22. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A view shows empty roads during a 14-hour long curfew in Ahmedabad, India, March 22. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A view shows empty roads during a 14-hour long curfew in Ahmedabad, India, March 22. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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The deserted Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, March 18.  
 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The deserted Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The deserted Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, March 18. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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