Photos: India’s landmarks lie empty, migrants walk miles during lockdown

In these trying times, when the whole world is faced with an unprecedented public health crisis, a large-scale documentation of a country as large and diverse as India requires an incredible effort on the part of the media. Photographers, reporters, editors and newsroom desk staff are working round the clock to bring readers the truth and just life—in the times of COVID-19, a term this world will remember forever. From empty landmarks in India's biggest cities, to the plight of migrant workers walking endlessly on national highways to make their way back home, these are some of the most iconic images to emerge out of this public health crisis.

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A deserted Rajpath in view as India entered day three of a 21-day lockdown as a measure against the coronavirus outbreak. (Sanchit Khanna / HT PHOTO)

A deserted Rajpath in view as India entered day three of a 21-day lockdown as a measure against the coronavirus outbreak. (Sanchit Khanna / HT PHOTO)

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An empty view of the otherwise busy Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

An empty view of the otherwise busy Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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Almost no movement seen on Gandhi Setu during the third day of national lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Patna, Bihar. (Santosh Kumar / HT)

Almost no movement seen on Gandhi Setu during the third day of national lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Patna, Bihar. (Santosh Kumar / HT)

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A deserted Patna Junction during the 21-day nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Patna. (AP Dube / HT Photo)

A deserted Patna Junction during the 21-day nationwide lockdown amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Patna. (AP Dube / HT Photo)

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A deserted view of the iconic Howrah Bridge that spans across the Hooghly River, on day three of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus in West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

A deserted view of the iconic Howrah Bridge that spans across the Hooghly River, on day three of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus in West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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An unimaginable, empty Western Express Highway at Bandra in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

An unimaginable, empty Western Express Highway at Bandra in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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A long view of the Delhi-Meerut highway during the national lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi, India. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A long view of the Delhi-Meerut highway during the national lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi, India. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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An aerial evening view of the otherwise busy JJ Bridge in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

An aerial evening view of the otherwise busy JJ Bridge in Mumbai. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

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Victoria Memorial Hall stands tall and alone in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

Victoria Memorial Hall stands tall and alone in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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Mamta, 32, carries her 5 year old son Yuvraj as they head toward their home town Aligarh on the third day of the 21-day national lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Ghazipur, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Mamta, 32, carries her 5 year old son Yuvraj as they head toward their home town Aligarh on the third day of the 21-day national lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Ghazipur, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Migrant workers leave for their hometowns and villages on foot on day three of the 21-day lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, at NH 24 in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Migrant workers leave for their hometowns and villages on foot on day three of the 21-day lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, at NH 24 in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Ram Avatar, a migrant worker is seen on a hand push cart with his family as they make their way home to Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh during the 21-day national lockdown at NH24, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Ram Avatar, a migrant worker is seen on a hand push cart with his family as they make their way home to Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh during the 21-day national lockdown at NH24, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Ranjit Rajput, 28, a migrant worker from Bareilly walks back to his hometown with his son Prince, 4, on Saturday, March 28. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Ranjit Rajput, 28, a migrant worker from Bareilly walks back to his hometown with his son Prince, 4, on Saturday, March 28. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Migrant workers walking home were assembled by police personnel at National Highway 24 (Delhi- UP border) on Day 4 of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Migrant workers walking home were assembled by police personnel at National Highway 24 (Delhi- UP border) on Day 4 of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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An aerial view of Lal Kuan bus stand where a wave of migrant workers were seen following Uttar Pradesh government’s directive to arrange buses for the workers to return home on Saturday, March 28. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

An aerial view of Lal Kuan bus stand where a wave of migrant workers were seen following Uttar Pradesh government’s directive to arrange buses for the workers to return home on Saturday, March 28. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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