Mar 13, 2022 - Health

In photos: Two years of the pandemic

Side by side images of New York City, NY during lockdown and during March 2022.
A lone police officer in Times Square in March 2020 during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (left). Supporters of the Ukrainian community in Times Square in March 2022. Photos: David Dee Delgado and Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

It's been two years since the U.S. suddenly closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Why it matters: People are tired of their pandemic lives, and these photos show the relief in reemergence.

Side by side images of a sports stadium, one with cardboard cut out spectators, and one with actual people.
Fan cutouts at a Phillies-Braves game in Philadelphia in August 2020 (left). Fans at the NFC Championships in January 2022. Photos: Hunter Martin and Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Side by side images of New Orleans during its Phase 1 reopening, and of Mardi Gras March 2022.
Pere Antoine's Restaurant in the French Quarter during New Orleans' reopening Phase 1 in May 2020 (left). The Krewe of Muses parade during Mardi Gras in March 2022. Photos: Claire Bangser/AFP and Erika Goldring via Getty Images
Side by side images of a woman wearing a mask indoors, and people dining indoors without a mask.
A woman wears a mask as she works behind a counter at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., in December 2021 (left). People have a meal at a restaurant in New York City in March 2022 after the suspension of the indoor mask mandate. Photos: Micah Garen and STR/AFP via Getty Images
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