Rising From Ruins: D-Day Landscapes, Then and Now

Past and present are joined together in photographs that combine scenes from D-Day 70 years ago with the very same locations in Normandy today

The scale of destruction unleashed in Normandy on and after D-Day beggars the imagination. On the 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord, TIME commemorates that epic invasion through a series of images that combine photographs taken seven decades ago along with contemporary pictures made by Getty photographer Peter Macdiarmid. As leaders throughout the world gather in Normandy Friday, the result is an uncanny mixture of past and present.

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