Aïda Amer
Mar 13, 2021 - Health

10. In photos: The pandemic's stark impact

2019 Kurdish New Year and 2020 in Wuhan.

Kurdish New Year in 2019 (left). Employees on lunch break in Wuhan in 2020. Photos: Micah Garen and STR/AFP via Getty Images

These paired images are pulled from the top Getty photos for a given month in 2019 compared to that same month in 2020.

  • The images selected are intended to highlight the stark differences between the two years and how drastically our lives have shifted.

Why it matters: Photography is a valuable tool in keeping track of our collective memory. These photos serve as a permanent reminder of our (hopefully temporary) altered lives.

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