In pictures: nature reclaims quiet public places during the pandemic

A dog and a red fox run around an empty skate park in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, where predatory animals now roam amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions that have closed beaches and emptied sidewalks April 19, 2020. Picture taken on April 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen - RC2L9G9LAQBK

Turf war: a fox and a dog run around an empty skate park in Ashkelon, Israel Image: REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

Ceri Parker
Previously Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum
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Two's company: Fox cubs under a popular boardwalk at Lake Ontario, Canada Image: REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Wild boars cross a road in a residential area after the government ordered residents to stay home to fight the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Haifa, northern Israel April 16, 2020. Picture taken April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC286G9W0V7J
Boar walk: a residential street in Haifa, Israel Image: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Blossomed vegetation are seen in a public park, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Khiam, Lebanon April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher - RC2Q9G9ZPVDY
Vegetation has quickly sprung up in this abandoned playground in Khiam, Lebanon Image: REUTERS/Aziz Taher
A man feeds deer in Harold Hill housing estate in Romford, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Romford, Britain, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC20XF9MO39X
Dear friend: a man feeds some visitors in Romford, England Image: REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
A coyote stands by the roadside as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at Golden Gate Bridge View Vista Point across from San Francisco, California, U.S., April 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RC250G9G60AA
A coyote stands by a quiet road by the Golden Gate Bridge in California, USA Image: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A monkey crosses the road near India's Presidential Palace during a 14-hour long curfew to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, New Delhi, India,  March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2TOF9XRO9K
A monkey crosses the road near India's Presidential Palace in New Delhi Image: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2TOF9XRO9K
Goats are seen outside a church in Llandudno as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Llandudno, Wales, Britain, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine - RC22VF9B0AT7
A faithful flock: Goats outside a church in Llandudno, Wales Image: REUTERS/Carl Recine - RC22VF9B0AT7
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