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Coronavirus: How the world's streets are emptying

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.

A woman walks across an empty Millennium Bridge during rush hour Image copyright HANNAH MCKAY / Reuters
Image caption A 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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A man looks at the Mediterranean sea Image copyright VALERY HACHE / Getty
Image caption A 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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A picture taken with a drone shows an empty beach closed to visitors, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Image copyright MAHMOUD KHALED / EPA
Image caption A 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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The deserted Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy Image copyright DANIEL DAL ZENNARO / EPA
Image caption The 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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Empty Safdarjung Tomb monument in New Delhi, India Image copyright ADNAN ABIDI / Reuters
Image caption The empty Safdarjung Tomb in Delhi, where the government has halted large gatherings
A practically empty Francisco de Miranda Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela. Image copyright Miguel Gutierrez / EPA
Image caption A 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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Empty street is seen in Manhattan Image copyright JEENAH MOON / REUTERS
Image caption New York City is closing schools, restaurants, bars and other venues
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Spanish soldiers, members of Army Emergency Unit, Image copyright FERNANDO VILLAR / EPA
Image caption In 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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People sitting at an empty square in the centre of Vienna Image copyright HELMUT FOHRINGER / AFP
Image caption In Vienna, two people sit in an empty square. The Austrian government is banning gatherings of more than five people
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People walk along the empty Corniche in Sidon, Lebanon Image copyright ALI HASHISHO / REUTERS
Image caption A few people walk along the Corniche in Sidon, after Lebanon declared a medical state of emergency
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A lone couple take a tourist boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. 16 March Image copyright LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP
Image caption A couple take a tourist boat on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, where visitor numbers have plunged
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