Coronavirus: Photos show deserted lockdown locations at high noon

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A man holds a pocket watch at noon, in front of an almost empty market near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, IraqImage source, Alaa al-Marjani / Reuters
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A market near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq.

Reuters photographers have captured the silent streets and stations of the world amid the lockdown, with each photo taken at midday.

Transport hubs and high streets that were once some of the world's busiest places are shown nearly deserted amid the many lockdowns happening around the globe owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

All photos were taken at midday on 31 March and feature a wristwatch or clock showing the time.

Image source, Mohamed Azakir / Reuters
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Martyrs' Square in Beirut, Lebanon
Image source, Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
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Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.
Image source, Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters
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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.
Image source, Toby Melville / Reuters
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The Houses of Parliament on Westminster Bridge, London, UK.
Image source, Andrew Kelly / Reuters
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Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, US
Image source, Maxim Shemetov / Reuters
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The Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.
Image source, Manaure Quintero / Reuters
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Bolivar Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela.
Image source, Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
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United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Image source, Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
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A Roman theatre in Amman, Jordan.
Image source, Gleb Garanich / Reuters
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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Image source, Mohammed Salem / Reuters
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A beach in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories.
Image source, Anton Vaganov / Reuters
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The State Hermitage Museum in front of Palace Square in St Petersburg, Russia.
Image source, Jorge Silva / Reuters
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Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as the Grand Palace) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Image source, Issei Kato / Reuters
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Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

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