The Washington Post

Honoring those lost to covid

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Part of the National Mall is being blanketed with more than 630,000 white flags, each representi­ng an American who died of covid-19. The installati­on near the Washington Monument was put together by local artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenber­g and is meant to illustrate the magnitude of the nation’s loss. “I felt morally obligated to honor all those deaths,” she previously told The Washington Post. She put together a similar installati­on in October, outside RFK Stadium, to mark what was still an enormous toll: more than 267,000 dead of covid. The installati­on on the Mall can be visited through Oct. 3.

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PHOTOS BY PATRICK SEMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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