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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 08
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
22 Apr 2020

Central London looking deserted on 22nd April 2020 in London, United Kingdom, during lockdown in the UK as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. Picadilly Circus on what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was empty.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 09
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
22 Apr 2020

Central London looking deserted on 22nd April 2020 in London, United Kingdom, during lockdown in the UK as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. Picadilly Circus on what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was empty.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 11
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
22 Apr 2020

Central London looking deserted on 22nd April 2020 in London, United Kingdom, during lockdown in the UK as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. Soho on what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was empty.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 13
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
22 Apr 2020

Central London looking deserted on 22nd April 2020 in London, United Kingdom, during lockdown in the UK as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. Old Compton Street, Soho on what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, it was empty.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 10
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
22 Apr 2020

Central London looking deserted on 22nd April 2020 in London, United Kingdom, during lockdown in the UK as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. Usually full of tourists, Carnaby Street was empty. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was empty.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 15
London, Greater London
By philclarkehill
22 Apr 2020

Central London looking deserted on 22nd April 2020 in London, United Kingdom, during lockdown in the UK as a result of Covid19. In order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants have been closed down by law. Old Compton Street, Soho on what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, it was empty.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 04
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

City of London Police on horseback in a deserted street in the City of London. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 05
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Trafalgar Square, empty. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 07
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Major shops on Oxford Street, closed for business. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 01
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Brick Lane in East London. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 06
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Leicester Square, deserted. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 03
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Liverpool Street Station. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 12
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Exterior of Oxford Circus tube station, one of the businest in London, at what would normally be rush hour, almost deserted. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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COVID-19 London in Lockdown 14
London, London
By philclarkehill
24 Mar 2020

Exterior of Oxford Circus tube station, one of the businest in London, at what would normally be rush hour, almost deserted. March 24th 2020 was the first day of enforced lockdown in the UK, in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Covid 19. On what would normally be a bustling business / week day in London, the city was deserted, with just a few people in masks out on the street, plus a few taxis and mostly empty buses.

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Surviving In A Ghost Town, Halep, Syria
Aleppo, Syria
By U.S. Editor
02 Dec 2012

Downtown Halep, quarters of Bustan al-Pasha and Sakhour, December 2012.
The town is partially controlled by the brigades of the Free Syria Army. Snipers, hidden in isolated buildings, necessitate a fast crossing through the large and open avenues. Some people try to continue their normal life downtown, still living in their houses, even if the majority have left for the refugee camps at the borders of the country.

MIGs and helicopters of the Bashar Al Assad regime are continuously releasing rockets and barrel-bombs over the buildings. A quick look at the sky, some strikes, the blast and gray smoke lifts not too far from where we are. Another building hit, some people wounded and injured will be soon added to the list.

Daily life in Halep is pretty scary. The regime is now releasing big barrels filled with explosives. They release these bombs over the town, anywhere they like. No targets are aimed. They throw them here and there. No one is safe in any shelter. Shelters actually don’t work. Halep is a very ancient town and buildings are very weak. In spite of that, some citizens are still keeping their homes there, still trying to lead a normal life, together with the rebels of the Free Syria Army which fight on two front lines: one against the regular forces of the regime, one other against the Kurdish minority which supports the regime. In the middle, the citizens of Halep, try to survive in a ghost town, partially destroyed, under the daily bombings of such madness.

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Surviving In A Ghost Town, Halep, Syr...
Aleppo, Syria
By Michele Pero
02 Dec 2012

Downtown Halep, quarters of Bustan al-Pasha and Sakhour, December 2012.
The town is partially controlled by the brigades of the Free Syria Army. Snipers, hidden in isolated buildings, necessitate a fast crossing through the large and open avenues. Some people try to continue their normal life downtown, still living in their houses, even if the majority have left for the refugee camps at the borders of the country.

MIGs and helicopters of the Bashar Al Assad regime are continuously releasing rockets and barrel-bombs over the buildings. A quick look at the sky, some strikes, the blast and gray smoke lifts not too far from where we are. Another building hit, some people wounded and injured will be soon added to the list.

Daily life in Halep is pretty scary. The regime is now releasing big barrels filled with explosives. They release these bombs over the town, anywhere they like. No targets are aimed. They throw them here and there. No one is safe in any shelter. Shelters actually don’t work. Halep is a very ancient town and buildings are very weak. In spite of that, some citizens are still keeping their homes there, still trying to lead a normal life, together with the rebels of the Free Syria Army which fight on two front lines: one against the regular forces of the regime, one other against the Kurdish minority which supports the regime. In the middle, the citizens of Halep, try to survive in a ghost town, partially destroyed, under the daily bombings of such madness.