While some of us prefer wide open spaces with lots of room to move around, there are others who thrive on the bustling activity in public spaces. With the COVID-19 pandemic now a global situation, these spaces -- some iconic, some not -- are now currently void of most human activity.

Photos showing these now quiet, even serene streets, squares and attractions can have a chilling impact on a society already on edge.

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