Photos: Glimpses of a World Without Humans in the Coronavirus Era

Pause. Look at these images. Breathe them in. Recognize that yes, humans have stamped themselves onto the world, but they are not its only occupants. And see how things look when they withdraw.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue stands above the Guanabara bay during dusk amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Image Credit: AP

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Icelandic stallions run in their paddock at a stud farm in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany.Image Credit: AP

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The sun sets along the Las Vegas Strip devoid of the usual crowds and traffic after casinos and other business continue to be shuttered, in Las Vegas.Image Credit: AP

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A pack of jackals roam free at Hayarkon Park.Image Credit: AP

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Empty lanes of the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway that leads to downtown Los Angeles is seen during the coronavirus outbreak, in Los Angeles, California.Image Credit: AP

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Seagulls fly around an empty lifeguard station on Santa Monica State Beach, in Santa Monica, California.Image Credit: AP

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Rajpath, India’s ceremonial boulevard is deserted, as India’s Presidential Palace is seen during a lockdown, in New Delhi, India.Image Credit: AP

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Shorebirds make their way along the beach at sunset, in Coronado, California.Image Credit: AP

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A swan swims next to its eight cygnets on a pond in the Vacaresti nature park, an urban protected area, in Bucharest, Romania.Image Credit: AP

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Waves glow with blue bioluminescence from an algae bloom in the ocean waters as a lifeguard tower sits on a beach still closed, in Del Mar, California.Image Credit: AP

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A flock of sheep move on an empty road near Soria, Spain.Image Credit: AP

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The Acropolis is lit as the island of Aegina stands in the background and behind it the distant shores of the Peloponnese peninsula in Athens.Image Credit: AP