The Louvre Museum in Paris reopens after a 4-month coronavirus lockdown

Paris' famed Louvre Museum reopened Monday, July 6, after being closed for just over four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum, which houses works like Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo, lost more than €40 million, its president and director,  Jean-Luc Martinez, said. Scroll ahead for more scenes from opening day.

Visitors wait in line for a closer look at da Vinci's Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings on the planet.

Visitors gather in front of the Mona Lisa.

Visitors are now required to wear masks at the Louvre.

Outside, museum guides protested to bring attention to their financial situation.

Visitors walk under I.M. Pei's pyramid as they enter the Louvre.

Visitors snap photos of the Mona Lisa, a veritable rite of passage at the Louvre.

A woman holds her cameraphone up over the crowd to snap a photo.

Masked visitors take in the Louvre's collection priceless works of art.

Visitors stand in front of Italian artist Paolo Veronese's "The Wedding Feast at Cana."

Visitors study Jacques Louis David's "Le Sacre de Napoleon."


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