Looking in, looking out on the world while under lockdown
Adetona Omokanye, a 29-year-old documentary photographer, takes pictures from the window of his home in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria May 24, 2020. When asked what will he missed most about being in lockdown, Adetona replied: "I think I will definitely miss...more
A view is pictured from the window of Adetona Omokanye's' home in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Abu Ghazl, a 53-year-old internally displaced man, sits inside his tent at a makeshift camp erected in a cemetery in Maarat Misrin, an opposition-held northern Idlib town, Syria: "I won't miss anything after the lockdown because our situation will...more
Graves are seen from the tent of Abu Ghazl, a 53-year-old internally displaced man, at a makeshift camp erected in a cemetery in Maarat Misrin, an opposition-held northern Idlib town, Syria, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
Alexander Caiafas, a 25-year-old data analyst, in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria: "Spending quality time with relatives and parents because you know, that's often hard to do. Secondly, I would say I miss speaking over the phone to close friends like on...more
A view from the balcony of Alexander Caiafas' home in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Businesswoman Mable Selina Etambo 39, in her mud-walled house in Kibera slums, Kenya: "I will miss my space because we are a very social society. COVID has made me realize that I need time to sit alone, reflect and plan my life without people...more
A mud-wall shack is seen through the window of businesswoman Mable Selina Etambo's house, in Kibera slums, Kenya May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
Yael Ben Ezer, a dancer from Israel's Batsheva Dance Company, practices in her apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel: "I will miss the comfortable feeling of it's OK. It's OK not to 'do' anything, it's ok not to be 'productive' in the way we usually think....more
Yael Ben Ezer, a dancer from Israel's Batsheva Dance Company, takes a photograph of the view she sees while lying on her bed after practicing in her apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel May 19, 2020. Yael Ben Ezer/Handout/via REUTERS
Zodidi Desewula, a housewife from the Eastern Cape province, reads in her one-roomed rondavel house at the Sibanye Stillwater's women's hostel in Carletonville, South Africa. Zodidi says there is nothing she will miss about the lockdown once it is...more
A view is pictured from Zodidi Desewula's one-roomed rondavel house at the Sibanye Stillwater's women's hostel in Carletonville, South Africa, May 24, 2020. Zodidi Desewula/Handout/via REUTERS
Lama Nadra, 28, reads a book near the balcony door at home in Tyre, southern Lebanon: "I will miss the family gathering; my brother will go back to Dubai and I will go back to Beirut. I will be separated from my father and mother too." REUTERS/Ali...more
A view of inside Lama Nadra's home in Tyre, southern Lebanon May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
Mohsin Rakha Al-meamar, 20, exercises at home after gyms were closed in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq: "What I will miss is time gained because going to the gym takes more time than exercising at home." REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen
Mohsin Rakha Al-meamar is reflected in the window of his home in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen
Zineb Mohamed "Om Hany", a 59-year-old concierge, watches television in Cairo, Egypt: " I will miss life being quiet, especially at night." REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
A view is seen from the doorway of Zineb Mohamed "Om Hany" in Cairo, Egypt May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Jordanian brothers Hussein and Zeyad Ashish, boxers who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, engage in an online boxing training as seen through a window into the roof of their home at Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp, near Amman, Jordan, May 14, 2020....more
A view of Al-Baqaa camp as seen from a roof window where Jordanian brothers and boxers Hussein and Zeyad Ashish train at Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp, near Amman, Jordan, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Domestic worker Alphonia Zali in Langa township near Cape Town, South Africa: " I won't miss anything about the lockdown. I know the lockdown is good for us, but to stay inside is difficult. You can't shop, see friends, or go to work." REUTERS/Mike...more
Shacks are seen through the doorway of domestic worker Alphonia Zali's two-room apartment in Langa township near Cape Town, South Africa, May 7, 2020. Mphakamisi Zali/Handout via REUTERS
Nada Maged, a 20-year-old a student at the faculty of Arts and Design in MSA University, works on a stop motion video project at home in Cairo, Egypt: "I will miss spending time quality with my family and will miss the feeling that I have more free...more
A view from the balcony of student Nada Maged in Cairo, Egypt May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Bruno Ngetich, 10, swings inside a building in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya: "I will not miss anything once the curfew is over. I miss going to school and playing outside." REUTERS/Baz Ratner
A swing hangs inside a building in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya, May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Palestinian boy Belal Daraghma, 3, looks out from his family apartment in Tubas, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. "He spends much of his time sitting on the window playing with his toys and looking outside as he gets bored from the home confinement...more
Houses are seen through the window of the family apartment of Palestinian boy Belal Daraghma, 3, in Tubas, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Parents navigate an uncertain world for their newborn babies, with some seeking to avoid giving birth in hospitals for fear of infection, and others separated...
Eid al-Fitr celebrations mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that has been altered by coronavirus restrictions on group prayers and public iftars.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims the world over join their families to break the fast at sunset and go to mosques to pray. But the pandemic has changed...
Creatures both wild and domesticated move into urban spaces that are now empty during coronavirus lockdowns around the world.