Public art project in Washington to commemorate COVID-19 victims

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A pedestrian looks at some of the hundreds of thousands of white flags placed in a memorial for people who died with COVID-19, at the DC Armory Parade Ground outside RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, USA.

 The public art project, ‘In America, How Could This Happen’, was conceived by DC-area artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg and consists of over two-hundred thousand flags placed to honor COVID-19 victims.

The official toll of people who have died with COVID-19 in the United States approaches a quarter of a million.

A man takes a picture beside a sign showing a number that represents a recent official US COVID-19 death toll, at a memorial for people who died with COVID-19, at the DC Armory Parade Ground outside RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, USA.
‘You are missed’ is written on one of the hundreds of thousands of white flags placed in a memorial for people who died with COVID-19, at the DC Armory Parade Ground outside RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, USA.

Via EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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