Satellite image of Venice, Italy

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This is what it looks like when the world pauses because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Before-and-after satellite images starkly show just how much things have changed across the planet as the coronavirus outbreak spread.

Images provided by the commercial satellite company Planet Labs, reveal empty parking lots, beaches, bridges, waterways and popular tourist and religious destinations in recent days.

Last week, thousands of people crowded the beaches of Miami on a sunny day, relaxing on the sands.

Videos showing college spring breakers partying on Florida beaches drew widespread criticism as concern grew over coronavirus, and as cities around the nation urged residents to engage in social distancing to avoid spreading the disease.

Miami, before:

Satellite image of Miami Beach

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Satellite image of Miami Beach after COVID-19 closures.

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Satellite image of Venice, Italy before COVID-19 shuts down the city.

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Satellite image of Venice, Italy

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Mecca, one of the holiest cities in Islam, draws millions of people from around the world each year as they seek to complete the Hajj, or pilgrimage, is a mandatory duty for Muslims if they are capable of doing so.

The photo below shows a crowd, seen in black, walking in a circle around the Kaaba, the “House of Allah,” the square building in the center of the Great Mosque of Mecca.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia, before:

Satellite image of Mecca in Saudi Arabia before COVID-19 closures.

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Satellite image of Mecca in Saudi Arabia after COVID-19 closures.

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Millions of people each year make a secular pilgrimage to Walt Disney World, one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth.

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Fla., before

A satellite image of Disney World in Orland, Fla before the coronavirus closures.

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A satellite image of Disney World in Orlando, Fla after closing due to COVID-19.

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