28 March 2015

On assignment: Derry

A crowd watches as a massive bonfire goes up in flames in Derry, Northern Ireland, March 21, 2015. 

Meant as a symbol of unity and overseen by a mostly American crew, the structure was built by youths from both Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland, where bonfires are a potent symbol of the region's tangled history of violence, religion and politics. 

Photo taken on assignment for The New York Times.



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