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Before and after photos of Normandy make D-Day seem nearer than ever

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It was 70 years ago that over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of Operation Overlord. It may seem that June 6th, 1944 — D-Day — is ages removed from us, but it's not as alien as it seems. The Guardian has put together a wonderful "then and now" photo essay for the anniversary that makes the events both more relatable and more spectacular. It's certainly worth a look.