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Amid Coronavirus, the World's Top Tourist Destinations Are Empty

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Caitlin Morton of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 29: When it comes to visiting the world's top tourist destinations, we've grown accustomed to bumping elbows with fellow travelers and fighting for the best photo-taking spots. But due to the spread of the coronavirus and subsequent government lockdowns, most major cities and landmarks have become completely deserted, giving the world a post-apocalyptic appearance that's equal parts eerie and strangely refreshing (it's always nice to see people following the rules). Car-free highways in Malaysia, Times Square devoid of people, churches and stadiums with empty seats: It's hard to imagine, so we've rounded up the most striking photos of suddenly tourist-free spots around the world.

When it comes to visiting the world's top tourist destinations, we've grown accustomed to bumping elbows with fellow travelers and fighting for the best photo-taking spots. But due to the spread of the coronavirus and subsequent government lockdowns, most major cities and landmarks have become completely deserted, giving the world a post-apocalyptic appearance that's equal parts eerie and strangely refreshing (it's always nice to see people following the rules). Car-free highways in Malaysia, Times Square devoid of people, churches and stadiums with empty seats: It's hard to imagine, so we've rounded up the most striking photos of suddenly tourist-free spots around the world.

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