Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from 76-day lockdown

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People have finally been allowed to leave the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began.

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A pilot leans out of the cockpit window to wave goodbye before the first domestic flight from Wuhan takes off.

It took 76 days, but Wuhan's lockdown is now at an end. The highway tolls have reopened, and flights and train services are once again leaving the city.

Here are pictures of life in Wuhan on Wednesday.

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People queue to enter Hankou railway station in Wuhan to take one of the first trains leaving the city.
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Passengers wearing masks sit side by side on a train from Xi'an at Wuhan station.
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A police officer sprays disinfectant on a traveller outside Hankou Railway Station.
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Queues build up as vehicles approach a toll station on their way out of Wuhan.
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A car passes Wuhan West toll station at the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway.
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Medical staff from Jilin province (in red) hug nurses from Wuhan with whom they worked during the coronavirus outbreak, before leaving the city's Tianhe airport.
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The farewell was an emotional moment for medical staff.
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An employee works on a production line inside the reopened Dongfeng Honda factory.
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Travellers wearing protective clothing take an escalator at Wuchang railway station.
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Medical workers walk past a police robot at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.

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