Interactive: World sites pictured from space before and after lockdown

Interactive: World sites pictured from space before and after lockdown
Copyright Planet Labs, Inc.
By Seana Davis
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From Rio to Rome, see how the coronavirus lockdown has emptied key sites around the world.


These before-and-after satellite images show the impact the coronavirus lockdowns have had on tourist hotspots in Europe and other sites around the world.

Pull the central white bar left and right across the image to compare.

Beaches and tourist sites normally packed with people are now, amid the lockdown, almost completely empty.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Left: 07/06/2019, Right: 06/04/2020

San Marco, Venice, Italy

Left: 20/10/2019, Right: 18/03/2020

Venice, Italy

Left: 28/02/2020, Right: 15/03/2020

Oxford Circus, London, UK

Left: 14/09/2019, Right: 22/03/2020

Mountain View, Google Headquarters, Silicon Valley, California, United States

Left: 24/02/2020, Right: 19/03/2020

Central Park, New York City, US

Left: 26/03/2019, Right: 02/04/2020

Chicago Shedd Aquarium

Left: 19/02/2020, Right: 17/03/2020

Spin Boldak Border, Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Left: 29/08/2019, Right: 10/04/2020

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Left: 25/01/2020, Right: 10/03/2020

Cairo, Egypt

Left: 12/02/2020, Right: 08/04/2020

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Left: 28/04/2018, Right: 23/03/2020

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