Coronavirus: Photos show deserted lockdown locations at high noon

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image copyrightAlaa al-Marjani / Reuters
image captionA 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 copyrightMohamed Azakir / Reuters
image captionMartyrs' Square in Beirut, Lebanon
image copyrightMohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
image captionTahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.
image copyrightHannibal Hanschke / Reuters
image captionBrandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.
image copyright Toby Melville / Reuters
image captionThe Houses of Parliament on Westminster Bridge, London, UK.
image copyrightAndrew Kelly / Reuters
image captionGrand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, US
image copyrightMaxim Shemetov / Reuters
image captionThe Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.
image copyrightManaure Quintero / Reuters
image captionBolivar Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela.
image copyrightJonathan Ernst / Reuters
image captionUnited States Capitol, Washington, DC
image copyrightMuhammad Hamed / Reuters
image captionA Roman theatre in Amman, Jordan.
image copyright Gleb Garanich / Reuters
image captionMaidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kyiv, Ukraine.
image copyrightMohammed Salem / Reuters
image captionA beach in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories.
image copyrightAnton Vaganov / Reuters
image captionThe State Hermitage Museum in front of Palace Square in St Petersburg, Russia.
image copyrightJorge Silva / Reuters
image captionWat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as the Grand Palace) in Bangkok, Thailand.
image copyrightIssei Kato / Reuters
image captionShibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

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