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Friday Photos: Inspiring Vistas, Inspiring Dumpsters (!), and a Ghostly Strip

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Photo by Christopher Smith

The sun sets on a shuttered CityCenter, a day after a mandated Strip shutdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The tail end of Friday morning's rainstorm wreathes the southern edge of the valley. Photo by Scott Dickensheets 

An empty parking lot flanks the Excalibur hotel-casino, closed for 30 days on orders from the governor in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Christopher Smith

Seen from the Clark County Wetlands Park, the Strat stands in the distance against the backdrop of the Spring Mountains. Photo by Christopher Smith

In a Downtown alley, a discarded inspirational poster becomes an unwitting source of uplift -- or cutting social commentary. Photo by Andrew Kiraly

On March 19, amid the silent resorts of the Strip, construction continues on Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Photo By Christopher Smith

The waters fronting the Bellagio are eerily calm on March 18, the day after the governor mandated a 30-day shutdown of non-essential businesses in Nevada in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Christopher Smith

A security guard patrols the locked entrance to the MGM Grand hotel-casino on March 18. Photo by Christopher Smith

 

A sign of the times. Photo by Heidi Kyser

 

 

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