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Art & Design | Science | Geography

The image of despair that shocked the world

An elderly resident reacts as a wildfire rages behind her in the village of Gouves, on the island of Evia, Greece’s second-biggest island, on Aug. 8 © Getty

Are pictures more powerful than words? Today, a stunning photograph of an elderly Greek woman's anguish as her village burns has sparked a conversation on the impact of climate change. Panayiota Noumidi, 81, stands watching as her whole world burns.

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