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France: Opera Bastille pays tribute to health workers with mural of portraits

France, Paris
July 9, 2020 at 18:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Paris's Opera Bastille has paid tribute to the country's health workers, installing an expansive collage featuring portraits of those on the frontline of France's battle with COVID-19.

Conceived by street artist 'JR', the mural was accompanied by an electronic screen listing the first names of workers along with the hashtag '#ProtegeTonSoignant' (#ProtectYourCaregiver). The posters depicting the health workers were installed by professional mountaineers.

"It catches your eyes right away. We are used to passing in front of it, we are not even paying any attention and there suddenly we say to ourselves 'Here! There is something,'" said Sylvie, a Paris local on Thursday.

Despite a slowdown in cases and resumption of public life, France's health officials have continued to warn of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

France: Opera Bastille pays tribute to health workers with mural of portraits02:45
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Paris's Opera Bastille has paid tribute to the country's health workers, installing an expansive collage featuring portraits of those on the frontline of France's battle with COVID-19.

Conceived by street artist 'JR', the mural was accompanied by an electronic screen listing the first names of workers along with the hashtag '#ProtegeTonSoignant' (#ProtectYourCaregiver). The posters depicting the health workers were installed by professional mountaineers.

"It catches your eyes right away. We are used to passing in front of it, we are not even paying any attention and there suddenly we say to ourselves 'Here! There is something,'" said Sylvie, a Paris local on Thursday.

Despite a slowdown in cases and resumption of public life, France's health officials have continued to warn of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

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