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

Slide 1 of 11: 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.
Slide 2 of 11: Visitors wait in line for a closer look at da Vinci's Mona Lisa, one of the most famous paintings on the planet.
Slide 3 of 11: Visitors gather in front of the Mona Lisa.
Slide 4 of 11: Visitors are now required to wear masks at the Louvre.

Slide 5 of 11: Outside, museum guides protested to bring attention to their financial situation.
Slide 6 of 11: Visitors walk under I.M. Pei's pyramid as they enter the Louvre.
Slide 7 of 11: Visitors snap photos of the Mona Lisa, a veritable rite of passage at the Louvre.
Slide 8 of 11: A woman holds her cameraphone up over the crowd to snap a photo.
Slide 9 of 11: Masked visitors take in the Louvre's collection priceless works of art.

Slide 10 of 11: Visitors stand in front of Italian artist Paolo Veronese's "The Wedding Feast at Cana."
Slide 11 of 11: Visitors study Jacques Louis David's "Le Sacre de Napoleon."
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