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    • A large crowd around the Kaaba at the Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, before the coronavirus on 14 February 2020 and the same place during the coronavirus on 3 March 2020.
    • Tiananmen Square in Beijing before the coronavirus on 21 February 2019 and during the coronavirus on 11 February 2020
    • The crowded highway  in Wuhan before coronavirus, 17 October 2019 and an empty highway during the coronavirus on 25 February 2020.
    • A crowd in the mausoleum of Fatima Masum in Qum, Iran, before the coronavirus on 25 September  2019 and an empty shrine during the coronavirus on 1 March 2020.
    • A crowd in Tokyo Disneyland, Japan, before the coronavirus on 1 February2020 and the deserted Disneyland during the coronavirus on 1 March 2020.
    • Milan Cathedral before the coronavirus on 22 January 2020 and during the coronavirus on 4 March 2020.
    • Hooshan Shan Hospital in Wuhan, China, before the coronavirus on 28 April 2017 and during the coronavirus on 22 February 2020.
    • Car traffic in Wuhan before the coronavirus, 17 October 2019, and an empty road during the coronavirus on 25 February 2020.
    • Railway station in Wuhan before the coronavirus on 17 October and during the coronavirus on 25 February 2020.
    • Tehran airport in front of the coronavirus in Iran on 11 January 2020 and during the coronavirus on 29 February 2020.
    • The airport in Wuhan before the coronavirus 17 October 2019, and the same airport during the coronavirus on 25 February 2020.
    • Wuhan square before the coronavirus on 17 October 2019  and during the coronavirus on 25 February  2020.
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    A large crowd around the Kaaba at the Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, before the coronavirus on 14 February 2020 and the same place during the coronavirus on 3 March 2020.

    How the impact of coronavirus appears from outer space in the cities of China, Japan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Iran - in a series of satellite images.

    Deserted pilgrimage sites and new hospitals, empty highways and squares, "parked" trains and planes without passengers - these are the countries where the coronavirus is raging.

    Comparative aerial photographs released by Maxar, a space technology development company, show that the usually noisy places and squares of Mecca, Beijing, Milan and Tokyo are empty.

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