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It's hard to capture the absence of activity. How do you show something that is missing? These wonderful @reuters pictures do just that.

First, the National Mall in Washington on March 15.

Pic by Carlos Barria

#coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PictureOfTheDay #photography
An empty lecture hall at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on March 16.

Pic by Piroschka van de Wouw
A swimming pool in Mumbai on March 16.

Pic by Francis Mascarenhas
Outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Pic taken March 6.

Pic by Mussa Qawasma
The International Terminal of San Francisco International Airport, March 13.

Pic by Kate Munsch
The Cathedral of Turin on February 27.

Pic by Massimo Pinca
A Bundesliga match kicks off behind closed doors on March 11.

Pic by Wolfgang Rattay
The cafe at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 9.

Pic by Kham
The Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on March 5.

Pic by Yasser Bakhsh
St. Mark's square in Venice on March 12.

Pic by Manuel Silvestri
A Manhattan street on Mar 15.

Pic by Jeenah Moon
A class room at the Agustin Aspiazo School in El Alto, near to La Paz, Bolivia, on March 12.

Pic by David Mercado

#coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PictureOfTheDay #photography @Reuters @reuterspictures #journalismmatters
We tread the world daily, drive its roads, pack its piazzas + airports, crush into its subways, rush down its corridors, sit in its classrooms, visit its theme parks + splash in its swimming pools. For a few weeks, maybe months, this is what it looks like when we pull back
(That last pic is the square between La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace in Madrid on March 15.
Pic by Susana Vera)

#WashingtonDC #erasmus #Mumbai #Bethlehem #SanFrancisco #turin #Torino #Bundesliga #Hanoi #Mecca #venice #Venezia #NewYork #Manhattan #LaPaz #Madrid
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