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26 Shocking Then Vs. Now Photos Of Some Of The Most Famous Landmarks From Around The World Before And After The Coronavirus Outbreak

The most visited places on Earth are deserted.

1. Trocadéro Square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in August 2019:

2. Trocadéro Square in front of the Eiffel Tower on March 8:

3. The most visited museum in the world, the Louvre in Paris, in August 2019:

4. The Louvre on March 18:

5. Tourists at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, in January 2018:

6. A clear decline in tourists at the Taj Mahal on March 16:

7. The Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna in Rome in August 2019. The steps were such a popular spot to visit and linger at that the city had to create a strict no-sitting law.

8. The Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna on March 13 (Italy has one of the strictest lockdown laws outside of China):

9. The ritzy Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan in June 2019:

10. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II on March 13:

11. Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing — which is believed to be the busiest crosswalk in the world — in September 2019:

12. A much less busy Shibuya Crossing on March 9:

13. London's super-busy Piccadilly Circus in September 2019:

14. Piccadilly Circus almost empty on March 15:

15. One of the most iconic places in all of the UK, and home to the Queen — Buckingham Palace — in August 2019:

16. Buckingham Palace on March 18. And FTR, the Queen will no longer be there; she is moving to Windsor Castle because of the coronavirus:

17. People lined up to enter Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in March 2019:

18. The esplanade between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on March 16 (this is only the fourth time in its history that the park has been forced to close):

19. Tourists inside the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in October 2018:

20. An empty Hagia Sophia being disinfected by health officials on March 13:

21. People enjoying a warm summer day at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in June 2019:

22. The Brandenburg Gate on March 16:

23. People enjoying an unseasonably warm day outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in January:

24. The Lincoln Memorial on March 17:

25. A very busy Times Square in New York City in September 2019:

26. A very empty Times Square on March 18: