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24 Shocking Pictures Of Famous Places Before And After The Coronavirus Outbreak

Hardly a soul in sight.

1. The Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque of Mecca in August 2018:

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2. The Kaaba on March 6:

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3. St. Peter's Square in Vatican City during the weekly Angelus prayer on Jan. 19:

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4. Saint Peter's Square today:

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5. Tokyo's Sensoji temple packed with visitors last April:

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6. The temple, nearly empty, a few days ago:

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7. St. Mark's Square in Venice overrun with tourists last June:

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8. St. Mark's Square this morning:

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9. The Square's namesake basilica in June:

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10. And the basilica today:

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11. Disneyland Resort in Hong Kong in August 2015:

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12. The resort, temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, last week:

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13. Tokyo Disneyland on Feb. 28:

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14. And Tokyo Disneyland the very next day after closing down:

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15. The Tokyo Dome packed with worshipers during Pope Francis's visit last November:

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16. The Tokyo Dome late last month during a professional baseball game being played without spectators:

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17. Tourists in Milan's Piazza del Duomo in October 2017:

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18. Now, just pigeons:

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19. Tiananmen Square in Beijing in April 2013:

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20. Tiananmen Square completely empty last Saturday:

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21. The Roman Colosseum in April 2019:

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22. The Colosseum last Sunday:

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23. And finally, New York's Grand Central Station, usually filled with commuters:

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24. The Main Concourse a little after 7 o'clock this morning:

Courtesy of Bob Varettoni / Via Twitter: @bvar