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In Pictures: Spot the lockdown difference one year on

The streets of the UK were eerily quiet after the first UK-wide lockdown was announced – how do they look now, one year on?

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An empty Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

An empty Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

An empty Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

It is a year since the UK went into lockdown for the first time due to coronavirus.

Here is a series of composite photographs showing locations across the country the day after lockdown was announced in March 2020 and on the one-year anniversary of the announcement.

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Composite of photos of the seafront in Bournemouth taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom), the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown (Andrew Matthews/Steve Parsons/PA)

Composite of photos of the seafront in Bournemouth taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom), the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown (Andrew Matthews/Steve Parsons/PA)

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Composite of photos of the seafront in Bournemouth taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom), the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK in lockdown (Andrew Matthews/Steve Parsons/PA)

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Composite of photos of Old Broad Street with the Bank of England in the distance, in the City of London, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (Luciana Guerra/Yui Mok/PA)

Composite of photos of Old Broad Street with the Bank of England in the distance, in the City of London, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (Luciana Guerra/Yui Mok/PA)

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Composite of photos of Old Broad Street with the Bank of England in the distance, in the City of London, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (Luciana Guerra/Yui Mok/PA)

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Composite of photos of Simon Cotterill, head teacher of Manor Park School and Nursery in Knutsford, Cheshire, on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Martin Rickett/PA)

Composite of photos of Simon Cotterill, head teacher of Manor Park School and Nursery in Knutsford, Cheshire, on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Composite of photos of Simon Cotterill, head teacher of Manor Park School and Nursery in Knutsford, Cheshire, on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Composite of photos of Princes Street, Edinburgh, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jane Barlow/PA)

Composite of photos of Princes Street, Edinburgh, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Composite of photos of Princes Street, Edinburgh, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Composite of photos of the seafront in Skegness, Lincolnshire, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Mike Egerton/PA)

Composite of photos of the seafront in Skegness, Lincolnshire, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Composite of photos of the seafront in Skegness, Lincolnshire, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Composite of photos of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jane Barlow/PA)

Composite of photos of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Composite of photos of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jane Barlow/PA)

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Composite of photos of Buckingham Palace in London taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jonathan Brady/Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Composite of photos of Buckingham Palace in London taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jonathan Brady/Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Composite of photos of Buckingham Palace in London taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jonathan Brady/Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Composite of photos of Tower Bridge in London taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Luciana Guerra/Yui Mok/PA)

Composite of photos of Tower Bridge in London taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Luciana Guerra/Yui Mok/PA)

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Composite of photos of Tower Bridge in London taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Luciana Guerra/Yui Mok/PA)

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Composite of photos of the seafront in Bournemouth taken on 22/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Andrew Matthews/Steve Parsons/PA)

Composite of photos of the seafront in Bournemouth taken on 22/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Andrew Matthews/Steve Parsons/PA)

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Composite of photos of the seafront in Bournemouth taken on 22/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Andrew Matthews/Steve Parsons/PA)

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Composite of photos of Bath taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Ben Birchall/PA)

Composite of photos of Bath taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Composite of photos of Bath taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Composite of photos of London Bridge station taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jonathan Brady/Yui Mok/PA)

Composite of photos of London Bridge station taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jonathan Brady/Yui Mok/PA)

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Composite of photos of London Bridge station taken on 23/03/21 (top) and the same view on 24/03/20 (bottom) (Jonathan Brady/Yui Mok/PA)

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