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27 April 2009 - Mexico City, Mexico - A traffic officer wears a surgical mask to protect himself from the swine Flu. In Mexico City, things a noticably quieter, the normally busy and crowded plazas, parks and food stalls have been much more tranquil over the past couple days. Lots of people stay home and public places shut due to swine flu. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus / Sipa Press