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    May 21, 2020

    19 Photos of Life Today That Would've Blown Your Mind A Year Ago

    Unlike anything we've seen before.

    1. Times Square being pretty much empty during the daytime.

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    2. Thermal scanning at the entrance of a mall in Manila.

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    3. A mostly empty Czech Republic movie theater peppered with masked faces.

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    4. LAX's international terminal being this empty during the middle of the day.

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    5. A temporary tent encampment for the homeless set up in San Francisco.

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    6. This employee in a hazmat suit standing outside of a "hygienic gate" leading into a Bangkok mall.

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    7. A priest using a squirt gun to distribute holy water in Michigan.

    A Priest giving social distance blessings with a squirt pistol and what, I'm assuming, is Holy water. 2020 folks.

    8. This Trump Death Clock displayed in New York, showing the number of estimated COVID-19 deaths in the US.

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    9. A UFC event happening in a mostly empty arena in Florida...

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    10. With announcers and commentators present, but no fans.

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    11. An employee disinfecting a shopping mall in Brazil.

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    12. Churchgoers spaced out and masked in the Philippines.

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    13. Social distancing circles at a park in Brooklyn.

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    14. This Australia gym's entrance that has several warning signs and a sanitizer station.

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    15. A social distance–enforcing robot in Singapore.

    One of the creepiest and most dystopian things I've seen since the pandemic began: a terrifying camera-equipped remote-controlled robot patrols Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore to -- for now -- warn about social distancing. Look at the fear. Story:

    16. A burger stand in the Philippines using a slide to give customers their food from a distance.

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    17. This masked customer inside the empty food court of a gradually reopening Florida mall.

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    18. A Czech Republic hairdresser wearing a shield while doing the hair of a masked customer.

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    19. And finally, a closed Utah elementary school's gym being used to allow parents and children to pick up their personal belongings that were left behind during the initial shutdown.

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