From painting to yoga to music: A bird's eye view of rooftop life under coronavirus lockdown

Updated: 26 April, 2020 14:29 IST | Sunny Rodricks
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    Professional Senegalese wrestler, Moussa Diop (24), shadow boxes on his rooftop in Dakar. Usually professional Senegalese wrestlers would train in specialised gyms but due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, they now train alone in smaller gyms, in small teams on the beach or at their house.

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    Vittoria Oliveri plays tennis with her friend Carola in background on the rooftops of their house in Finale Ligure, Liguria Region, northwestern Italy. Everyday Carola, 11, and Vittoria, 13, play tennis from one rooftop to another rooftop of their homes to practice during the outbreak of the global pandemic.

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    A man lifts a barbell on the roof top of a residential building as another resident feeds the pigeons in Istanbul's Kanarya neighbourhood during a weekend curfew imposed by the Turkish government in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Feeding pigeons is one of the most popular leisure time activities in Turkey.

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    Lebanese Artist Hayat Nazer draws a painting on the roof of her family's apartment building in the northern coastal city of Tripoli, where she stays confined with her family due to coronavirus crisis.

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    A man feeds pigeons on the rooftop of a residential building in Istanbul's Kanarya neighbourhood during a weekend curfew imposed by the Turkish government amid COVID-19 lockdown across the globe.

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    Wael, one of the sons of Palestinian Karate coach Khaled Sheikh Eid, trains on the rooftop of his family house at a refugee camp in Rafah in the Gaza Strip during the coronavirus crisis.

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    A man, his wife and their daughter practice physical activities on their building's shared rooftop terrace in the Prati district of Rome during the total lockdown across the globe, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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    Street musicians wearing masks perform on a courtyard rooftop in Prague, Czech Republic amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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    Sherazade Mami, a 28-year-old Tunisian professional dancer and performer at the Caracalla dance theatre and a teacher at the Caracalla dance school, practices while wearing a surgical mask on the rooftop of her apartment building in the suburb of Dekwaneh on the eastern outskirts of Lebanon's capital Beirut. Due to lockdown restriction, Mami opted to continue practicing on her rooftop to remain in shape.

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    Jamal Abu Hammad, a Palestinian barber, who works with his son to provide their services as a delivery, cuts the hair of a man at the client's rooftop in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

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    Gonzaga Yiga, a 49-year-old community chairperson, appeals to residents through a speaker from the tallest building of the area in morning and evening, on how to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda.

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    Family members play off-ground touch on a building's rooftop in Rome, during the nationwide lockdown imposed due to the outbreak of the global pandemic COVID-19 infection.

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    Members of contemporary circus company Cirk La Putyka perform on a courtyard rooftop in Prague, Czech Republic during the country-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Cuban resident Alejandro Lopez trains martial arts on the rooftop of his home in Havana due to the nationwide lockdown across the country. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, athletes in Cuba are exercising at home amid lockdown.

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    An aerial view shows Simone Lemmers, a 32-year-old Dutch archaeologist, doing yoga on her rooftop while on a break from working at home in the old town of the divided Cypriot capital Nicosia.

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    An aerial view of a man exercising on a rooftop terrace in Mexico City during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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    Fadia Khalil, a 22-year-old member of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, plays the violin on the roof of her house in the district of Zayounah in Iraq's capital Baghdad on April 21, 2020.

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    Zahraa, a 20-year-old student of the Baghdad College of Fine Arts, plays the Qanun string instrument on the roof of her house in the district of Adhamiyah in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

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About The Gallery

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, people across the globe may have locked themselves at home but many are pursuing their day-to-day activities on roofs of their houses and buildings. From playing tennis to practicing yoga; from painting to performing music, here's a look in pictures of how people across the globe are living life on the rooftop under coronavirus lockdown.

(All photos/AFP)

First Published: 26 April, 2020 09:30 IST