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This March 25, 2020 photo, shows the empty Sphinx complex of the Giza Pyramids in Egypt. "Everything collapsed in a flash," said Sayed el-Gabri, a souvenir vendor, as he stared at the almost empty complex of Egypt's famed Giza Pyramids. It was not unexpected, but the evaporation of the stream of visitors to the ancient site was still a shock to el-Gabri and other tourism workers. He saw it coming, as the government stepped up its measures to slow the new coronavirus' spread, culminating in a ban on all international flights in and out of the country. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 11, 2020 - 5:52 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will reopen select tourist destinations to international charter flights starting July 1, the Cabinet said Thursday, allowing travelers from around the world to return to parts of the country less hard-hit by the coronavirus. The government hopes to draw tourists to popular yet...
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Patrons of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay enjoy the 200-foot dive on the SheiKra roller coaster, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Tampa. The park, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, has reopened to the public for the first time in almost 3 months after closing on March 16 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two more Florida theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, opened Thursday after being closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus. Both reopened their gates with new restrictions to safeguard against the spread of the virus. Reservations are now required...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 9, 2020, supporters of the Rhodes Must Fall group, participate in a protest calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, a Victorian imperialist in southern Africa who made a fortune from mines and endowed the university's Rhodes scholarships, beneath the statue which stands on the facade, top centre, of Oriel College, in Oxford, England. The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and Minneapolis, USA, has sparked a re-examination of injustices and inequalities in the fabric of many societies, often symbolized in statues of historical figures have become the focus of protest around the world. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
June 11, 2020 - 1:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — From Confederate monuments in the United States to statues of British slave traders, memorials erected in honor of historical figures have become a focus of protests around the world. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has sparked a reexamination of...
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Sister Mamie reposts signs that were removed form the Lafayette Park parameter fence at the site of protests, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, near the White House in Washington. The protests began over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 10, 2020 - 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost as soon as the towering black fencing was erected last week to seal off Lafayette Park, the barrier became an art gallery and a sounding board for the demonstrators protesting years of black deaths at the hands of police officers. Now, with much of the temporary fencing...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, visitors to Disneyland make their way in and out of the parks in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
June 10, 2020 - 7:45 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after what will be a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz, left, and New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell battle for a header during round one of an MLS Cup playoff soccer game in Atlanta. Atlanta United veteran defender Jeff Larentowicz, who serves as an executive board member for the players union, said Thursday, June 4, 2020, he has safety concerns about an agreement announced Wednesday for a MLS tournament in Orlando in July. He is worried about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and said "We play a contact sport and the virus is a serious thing that puts us all in danger." (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
June 10, 2020 - 9:33 am
Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that its season will resume starting July 8 with a tournament in Florida. The league's 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament played without fans at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. Teams had...
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Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, typically buzzing with passengers, stands largely empty in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has hit global aviation hard, particularly at Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, due to restrictions on global movement over the virus. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
June 10, 2020 - 4:44 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Perhaps nowhere is the world's lack of flights due to the coronavirus pandemic more clearly felt than at Dubai International Airport, for years the world's busiest for international travel. Its Terminal 3, which sees tens of millions pass through it each year,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Kamaru Usman poses during the ceremonial weigh-in event ahead of his fight against Colby Covington in UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The UFC revealed the location Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and announced a series of fan-free shows for Fight Island, in Abu Dhabi, starting with a card tentatively featuring three title fights at UFC 251 on July 11. The pay-per-view UFC 251 show is expected to be headlined by U.S. welterweight Kamaru Usman's title defense against Brazil's Gilbert Burns. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
June 09, 2020 - 3:16 pm
The UFC's mysterious “Fight Island” is actually Yas Island, a popular tourist destination in Abu Dhabi where the mixed martial arts promotion will hold four shows in July. The UFC revealed the location Tuesday and announced a series of fan-free shows at Fight Island, starting with a card...
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The cordoned off play area and equipment of a primary school in London, Tuesday June 9, 2020. The British government is backing away from plans to have all younger children return to school in England before the summer holidays following concerns by headteachers that they could not meet coronavirus-related social distancing requirements if they welcomed them all back. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 3:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Tuesday ditched plans to have all primary school children in England return to the classroom before the summer vacation after schools voiced worries about their ability to meet coronavirus social distancing requirements. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson...
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In this May 25, 2020 photo, people sit on the beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Spain's Balearic Islands will allow for thousands of German tourists to fly in from June 15 for a two-week trial of tourism under new regulations against the spread of the new coronavirus. (Isaac Buj/Europa Press via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 10:18 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s sunny, beautiful Balearic Islands will allow thousands of German tourists to fly in for a two-week trial that tests out how to balance the needs of Spain's vital tourism industry with new regulations to curb the country's coronavirus outbreak. The trial that begins June 15...
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