Face masks have become a symbol of the coronavirus pandemic, previously declared by the World Health Organization on March 11 this year.

In the first days of the COVID-19 outbreak, face masks and personal protective equipment were severely lacking in many countries.

The photo gallery contains famous world monuments with face masks. Do you recognize all the famous monuments?

Now that national governments and businesses have taken steps to provide doctors and citizens with face masks around the world, some are creative and place masks on landmarks or monuments near their cities. But when it comes to raising awareness of measures that could help stop the spread of the deadly virus, it can be a good reminder.

While in some countries masks are placed on statuettes as a symbol of social distancing, in other countries local authorities oppose it and remove masks from cultural heritage monuments.