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27 "Before And After" Photos That Left My Jaw Hanging Open

Everything changes with time.

1. First, a whole bunch of meme stars then and now:

Meme People: Then and Now from Damnthatsinteresting

2. And an Instagrammer who compared photos of herself before and after Photoshop:

IGer compares editing before and after from Instagramreality

3. A nurse in the Philippines before and after a shift in her hospital's COVID-19 area:

Ezra Acayan / Getty Images

4. Rush hour traffic in Los Angeles on March 12, 2020 — a week before home orders were issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic — and a month later:

Mario Tama / Getty Images

5. An Ancient Greek stadium before and after it was excavated by archaeologists:

Before and after of the excavation of the Ancient Greek Stadium from interestingasfuck

6. And the Roman Forum (a couple thousand years ago or so) and now:

The Roman Forum, how it looked then and now from interestingasfuck

7. A good boy while playing in the snow and afterward:

The before and after of playing in the snow from aww

8. And a cat before and after being rescued off the street:

I rescued the cat off the street. Photos before and after. One year difference. :) from aww

9. San Francisco's Candlestick Park — the onetime home of the Giants and 49ers, and the site of the Beatles' last concert — before and after being demolished:

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

10. Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May taking a mirror selfie in the '70s and some 40+ years later:

Brian May (Queen) selfie now and then from pics

11. A woman before and after a year of transitioning and the joy it brought her:

Seeing the before and after on my face of a full year of transitioning made me smile. from MadeMeSmile

12. A beach in Mumbai before and after a massive clean-up campaign:

This is a before and after image of a beach in Mumbai after a cleanup hosted by a lawyer named Afroz Shah allowed turtles to lay eggs there for the first time in 20 years. They are not done, but it is great progress. from interestingasfuck

13. California's Lake Oroville in 2014, when the state was mired in its third straight year of extreme drought, and the same spot three years later after record rainfall:

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

14. A sailor while serving in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy during World War II and 70 years later at age 92:

Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

15. A person's room during and after a period of depression:

Before and After of deep cleaning my room after my depression slump from oddlysatisfying

16. A backyard before and after two days of power washing:

CBeck15 / Via

17. Self-portraits drawn before and after taking a month-long drawing class:

I took a month-long class called “Drawing is a Learnable Skill”. Here’s my self-portrait, before and after! from drawing

18. A bald eagle who'd had her beak shot off by a poacher, before and after receiving a prosthetic beak:

Glen Hush/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

19. A woman before and after addiction recovery:

Someone else posted my before and after a few months ago the one everyone thought was fake because of the tattoo thing lol but here’s an updated picture of my recovery I’m 19 months clean and I’m finally starting to see the beauty in life again hope this inspires some people much love from nextfuckinglevel

20. Boats in Nevada's Lake Mead in 2007, and the same location seven years later after years of drought:

Ethan Miller / Getty Images

21. And also at Lake Mead...a dirty boat in an area that had recently been underwater, and the same boat surrounded by undergrowth seven years later in 2014:

Ethan Miller / Getty Images

22. A wall before and after an art mural on it was painted over:

before and after from mildlyinfuriating

23. And the view from this person's window before and after this tree was cut down:

u/berchielli / Via, u/berchielli

24. The Crew Dragon Endeavour before traveling to the space station and after it returned:

Crew Dragon capsule before and after flight to Space Station from interestingasfuck

25. Australia's Kangaroo Island during bush fires that killed two people and tens of thousands of animals in 2011, and the same location six weeks later:

Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images

26. The Swedish town of Söderhamn in 1920 and a hundred years later:

My moms hometown 1920 vs 2019 not much happened but i thought it was cool from BeforeandAfter

27. And grandparents visiting with their grandsons through a glass window during the pandemic, and hugging them for the first time in over a year after being vaccinated:

Martin Rickett - Pa Images / PA Images via Getty Images

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