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Before and after photos show how California wildfire smoke transformed San Francisco into something out of a post-apocalyptic film

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BEFORE: Sunrise illuminates Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, seen with the Bay Bridge in the background.

San Francisco, California - March 2020
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AFTER: The same view is completely obscured by smoke from California wildfires.

San Francisco, California - September 2020
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BEFORE: Two pedestrians walk up a hill in Bernal Heights Park at sunrise.

San Francisco, California - March 2020
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AFTER: The houses beyond the hill are no longer visible due to the haze from wildfire smoke.

Bernal Heights - San Francisco, California - September 2020
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BEFORE: The Golden Gate Bridge appears bright red in this photograph of a visitor standing in front of the park’s welcome center.

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco - March 2020
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AFTER: The bridge rises like a mirage behind the somber, rust-red welcome center.

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, California - September 2020
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AFTER: Alcatraz and other San Francisco Bay islands are barely visible from Pier 41.

San Francisco, California - September 2020
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BEFORE: People line a pathway in Crissy Field in San Francisco’s Presidio recreational area.

Crissy Field - San Francisco, California - March 2020
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AFTER: The same path through Crissy Field is devoid of foot traffic as smoke blurs the lines between beach, field, and water.

Crissy Field - San Francisco, California - September 2020
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