Thousands of fans attend Indianapolis 500 in the US
31 May 2021 | 8:50 am
Thousands of fans line up to check-in to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of the Indy 500, the largest sports event in the country since the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown began early last year.
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