As nations ease lockdown measures, these iconic sites reopen

Coronavirus has kept several tourists and devotees at home due to lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the virus. However, many countries have started to lift restrictions and certain iconic sites have started welcoming worshippers, tourists. 

Check out these places that have reopened after a long shutdown


Colosseum reflecting Italy's flag

People walk in front of the Colosseum illuminated in the colors of the Italian flag on May 31, 2020, in Rome. The Colosseum reopened on June 1.


Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral reopens

A man wearing a facemask stands in front of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on the first day of the reopening of the Parvis Notre-Dame also knows as Place Jean-Paul-II, on May 31, 2020 in Paris as France relaxes lockdown


Acropolis welcomes visitors

A Culture ministry employee put on a face mask stands in front of the Parthenon temple as the Acropolis archaeological site opens to visitors, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus in Athens, Greece


Pope Francis leading from Apostolic Palace

Pope Francis leading the 'Regina Coeli' prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace overlooking Saint Peter' Square at the Vatican, where devotees stand meters apart, the first time since lockdown was imposed three months ago to curb the spread of COVID-19


Worshippers visit Shah Abdol-Azim shrine

Worshippers visit the Shah Abdol-Azim shrine in Tehran, Iran on May 25, 2020, following the reopening of major Shiite shrines across the country, more than two months after they were shut because of the novel coronavirus outbreak


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