Coronavirus: How the world's streets are emptying

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the emptying of public spaces around the world, whether by government decree or by more personal responses.

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image captionA woman walks across an empty Millennium Bridge during London's rush hour. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said everyone in the UK should avoid "non-essential" travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus
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image captionA man looks at the Mediterranean on the Promenade des Anglais in the French Riviera city of Nice. A strict lockdown requiring most people in France to remain at home came into effect on Tuesday
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image captionA picture taken with a drone shows an empty beach closed to visitors, in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates has shut major tourism and cultural venues, including parks and beaches, until 30 March, in addition to suspending issuing all visas to foreigners
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image captionThe deserted Piazza Duomo in Milan. Across Italy the government has put measures in place restricting people's movements and ordering the closure of shops except food stores and pharmacies
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image captionThe empty Safdarjung Tomb in Delhi, where the government has halted large gatherings
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image captionA practically empty Francisco de Miranda Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan security forces are visiting the main neighbourhoods of Caracas to encourage citizens to confine themselves to their homes, close businesses and maintain preventive measures
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image captionNew York City is closing schools, restaurants, bars and other venues
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image captionIn the town of Alcala de Henares, near Madrid, soldiers patrol an empty street. Across Spain, people are banned from leaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or to go to work
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image captionIn Vienna, two people sit in an empty square. The Austrian government is banning gatherings of more than five people
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image captionA few people walk along the Corniche in Sidon, after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency
image captionA couple take a tourist boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, where visitor numbers have plunged

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