Photographer's Note

Tributes to healthcare workers are pouring in from around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the world gives medical heroes a standing ovation from windows and balconies.

The phenomenon of people cheering in the evenings began in mid-January in the city of Wuhan in China, where the virus originated.

The practice soon took off in Italy, where those under quarantine not only clapped - but, in typical Italian fashion, they also sang arias, football chants and popular songs, played instruments and waved flags.

Here in Britain the custom now is for everyone to stand at their window, door or gate on every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. and loudly applaud medical and nursing staff and all care workers who are working so hard in the fight against this dreadful pandemic.

But tonight, here in our own street, this couple and their daughter, as a trio of violin, clarinet and 'cello, gave their own wonderful rendition of "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban from the film "Titanic". A very fitting tribute to our NHS workers and carers in general. And after that we all applauded them as well!

ISO 800, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, focal length 55mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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