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Global Photos: Babies Of The Pandemic Bring Love, Light — And Worries

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Photographer Sarah Waiswa's image of her daughter, Ria:  "She spends a lot of time in our bed. Babies bring the hope of goodness and light, but 2020 has been a heavy year. I am afraid about the type of world I have brought her into. I hope by the time Ri
Sarah Waiswa, @EverydayAfrica

Photographer Sarah Waiswa's image of her daughter, Ria: "She spends a lot of time in our bed. Babies bring the hope of goodness and light, but 2020 has been a heavy year. I am afraid about the type of world I have brought her into. I hope by the time Ria grows up, human beings will be kinder to each other. June 21. Nairobi, Kenya.

What is it like to give birth during a global pandemic? What hopes and dreams — and fears — do the parents have when welcoming a newborn?

We asked the more than 600 photographers who work with Everyday Projects — contributing to Instagram accounts from countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, North America and Europe — to document the arrival of a baby born in 2020. In some cases, the photographer is one of the parents; in other cases they photographed babies in their community — from a safe, social distance.

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