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Since the attempted overthrow of the United States by Donald Trump and his acolytes, terra firma felt decidedly different to me, the horizon line altered, topography skewed, possibly forever. But the event that totally, irredeemably displaced my perception of the modern world being governed essentially by the rule of law, by logic, decency, by reason, was the invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign country, by the dictator Putin. These images reflect the existential loss of footing I have felt ever since 05:55 Moscow time, 24 February 2022.