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[Photo Essay]

Days at War

Photographs from Ukraine

In the six weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Nicole Tung traveled across Ukraine and witnessed the devastating effects of the war. These photographs, from in and around Kyiv, Kharkiv, Trostyanets, Odesa, and Bucha, document the grief and resilience on the ground.

All photographs by Nicole Tung for Harper’s Magazine © Nicole Tung

A resident walks past a tank in Trostyanets, April 2, 2022.

Members of the Territorial Defense Forces play checkers with Molotov cocktails outside Kyiv, March 5, 2022.

A member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces participates in a training session in Kyiv, March 9, 2022.

A man writes “glory to Ukraine” on the window of a train that will transport his wife and son out of Kyiv, March 11, 2022.

Volunteers prepare food at a makeshift camp near Kyiv, March 9, 2022.

An unexploded Russian projectile in Odesa, March 25, 2022.

A military funeral in Mykolaiv, March 28, 2022.

A building damaged by Russian air strikes in Kharkiv, March 31, 2022.

Firefighters at a warehouse struck by a Russian projectile near Kalynivka, March 8, 2022.

A guard outside a Territorial Defense Forces base in Kyiv, March 12, 2022.

A musician plays the accordion while volunteers make camouflage netting in Odesa, March 22, 2022.

Volunteers fill sandbags in Odesa, March 23, 2022.

A man whose home was damaged by Russian shelling hugs his cat in Zhytomyr, March 20, 2022.

A fire in a cemetery in Odesa, March 25, 2022.

A man clears broken glass at a school in Kyiv, March 18, 2022.

A dead civilian in Bucha, April 6, 2022.

The bodies of civilians killed in Bucha, April 6, 2022.

Abandoned Russian ammunition boxes near the railway station in Trostyanets, April 2, 2022.

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