Photos: The Quiet Emptiness of a World Under Coronavirus (28 photos)

Closures, travel restrictions, and self-isolation measures due to the new coronavirus have cleared public squares, roads, and travel destinations across the globe. Places built to accommodate thousands have become virtual ghost towns, as tourists and locals remain at home. Photographers in France, India, the U.S., Italy, China, Australia, and more have been capturing the eerie stillness of these public spaces, recently emptied of the crowds they were built for.

The reflecting pool and National Mall, normally filled with tourists, shown nearly empty due to the impacts of coronavirus, on March 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

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