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Moscow's Streets and Landmarks Abandoned Amid Citywide Coronavirus Quarantine

Moscow and the 12 million people who call it home will be ordered to stay inside starting today as city authorities work to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

As a result, the ever-bustling Russian capital has been transformed into a ghost town. Muscovites are now only permitted to leave their homes for groceries or medicine, to walk their dogs, to seek emergency medical care or to take out the garbage.

Here's a look at abandoned Moscow — a truly once-in-a-lifetime sight:

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