The cityscape resembles the surface of a distant planet, populated by a masked alien culture. The air, choked with blown ash, is difficult to breathe.
There is the Golden Gate Bridge, looming in the distance through a drift-smoke haze, and the Salesforce Tower, which against the blood-orange sky appears as a colossal spaceship in a doomsday film.
The giant space rock is predicted to be 48m to 110m, or 157 to 360 feet, wide.
That means it could potentially be bigger than the London Bridge, which has concrete reaching 104 metres (340 feet) in the central span.
Mr Lukashenko, 66, deployed the army across the capital yesterday and the security forces detained scores of people before the march had begun and tried to stop them marching on the area of Drozdy, home to the president and many of his cronies. In total about 400 people were arrested, according to the ministry of the interior.
In a sign that the protesters’ strategies are evolving as they work to outmanoeuvre security forces and avoid arrests, women are playing an increasingly significant role in trying to tackle the riot police and KGB agents that have tried to stop the demonstrations.
‘Regardless if it is a boy or a girl, I love you so much and I hope you watch this video in the future and know how much the Anasala family love you,’ he said.
The couple watch as the huge light show begins to count down from ten, before finally lighting up in bright blue with the words ‘It’s a boy’ emblazoned on the side of the building.
But instead of presenting the truth, Trump decided to deliberately mislead the public by claiming separately that concern about the coronavirus was a Democratic hoax, that he had the crisis under control and that the virus would soon go away.
“I wanted to always play it down,” he told Woodward. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t like to create a panic.