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A series of before and after satellite images now shows you how much the crowds have shrunk in many popular locations. These include, for example, the cathedral square in Milan and the al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia.
The aerial photos were taken by the US space company Maxar added. They were created at intervals of one year or sometimes only a few days from each other.
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Check out the satellite images here:
A toll booth in Wuhan, China, last October.
At the end of last February, the same toll booth in Wuhan looked almost deserted.
This is what Wuhan airport looked like last October.
This is what the airport looked like on February 25 – mostly empty.
Tehran-Imam Khomeini airport on January 11th.
The airport looked a lot emptier a month and a half later.
The satellite image shows Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, in February 2019.
Almost exactly a year later, the square and the surrounding streets looked much empty.
This photo shows a large crowd around the Kaaba in Mecca on February 14, 2020.
This photo was taken just 18 days later and shows how the crowds have been reduced.
A satellite image of this sacred site in Iran was also taken last September.
It looks far less crowded on March 1st.
The amusement parks also suffer from the virus.
This photo, taken exactly a month later, shows how these crowds have disappeared.
This photo, taken on January 22nd, shows Milan Cathedral Square, which attracts more than five million visitors annually.
The famous tourist spot looked much emptier last week, as can be seen in this aerial photo.
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