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Scenes from the East Lansing area before, after coronavirus pandemic

March 26, 2020
<p>LEFT: Ann Street Plaza on March 25, 2020. East Lansing is largely silent amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Annie Barker</p><p>RIGHT: People walk around during the annual Winter Glow Festival on Dec. 1, 2018, at Ann Street Plaza. The free festival featured carriage rides, music, a holiday farmers market and other seasonal activities. Photo by Sylvia Jarrus</p>

LEFT: Ann Street Plaza on March 25, 2020. East Lansing is largely silent amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Annie Barker

RIGHT: People walk around during the annual Winter Glow Festival on Dec. 1, 2018, at Ann Street Plaza. The free festival featured carriage rides, music, a holiday farmers market and other seasonal activities. Photo by Sylvia Jarrus

Photo by Sylvia Jarrus | and Annie Barker The State News

Since MSU students have transitioned to online learning, businesses have gone takeout-only and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Michigan residents to shelter in place, East Lansing and Lansing have fallen silent. Normally the cities are teeming with activity and culture, but not today. Here are photos pre-coronavirus and now, showing how much the cities have changed.

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ABOVE LEFT: Ann Street Plaza on March 25, 2020. Photo by Annie Barker

ABOVE RIGHT: People walk around during the annual Winter Glow Festival on Dec. 1, 2018 at Ann Street Plaza. The free festival featured carriage rides, music, a holiday farmers market and other seasonal activities. Photo by Sylvia Jarrus

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ABOVE LEFT: A speaker for the MSU College Democrats addresses the crowd at the March for Transparency on Feb. 2, 2018, at the Hannah Administration Building. Photo by Matt Schmucker

ABOVE RIGHT: The Hannah Administration Building on March 25, 2020. Photo by Annie Barker

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ABOVE LEFT: Michigan State University students attend their last in-person class of the semester after receiving news that MSU would transition to online-only classes on March 11, 2020. Photo by Di'Amond Moore

ABOVE RIGHT: A sidewalk near the Chemistry Building on March 25, 2020. Photo by Annie Barker

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ABOVE LEFT: The crowd watches floats go by during the MSU Homecoming Parade on Oct. 5, 2018 along Grand River Avenue. Photo by Sylvia Jarrus

ABOVE RIGHT: Buildings along Grand River Ave. on March 25, 2020. Photo by Annie Barker

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ABOVE LEFT: A record crowd gathers outside of the Michigan Capitol for the 2019 Michigan Pride Rally on June 15, 2019. Photo by Matt Zubik

ABOVE RIGHT: The lawn at the Michigan Capitol on March 25, 2020. Photo by Annie Barker

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ABOVE LEFT: A Michigan Gun Owner representative speaks to the crowd at the Second Amendment March at the Michigan State Capitol on June 20, 2018. Photo by Annie Barker

ABOVE RIGHT: A view from the steps of the Capitol on March 25, 2020. Photo by Annie Barker

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