Visual Forensics

Most of the dead Astroworld victims were in one highly packed area, video timeline shows
Using exclusive video, interviews with witnesses and expert crowd analysis, The Post reconstructed the chaos in one section of the audience at rapper Travis Scott’s music festival.
Shawn Boburg, Sarah Cahlan, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Atthar Mirza and Elyse Samuels
Videos show Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert continued despite desperate pleas for help from the crowd
Videos of the night show a chaotic scene in which concertgoers tried to yell for help but were drowned out by loud music. The videos, mostly taken by members of the crowd, reveal a sense of panic that spiraled over the 70 minutes in which Scott performed his set.
Sarah Cahlan and Elyse Samuels
Examining a ‘righteous’ strike
The Washington Post provided imagery of the damage caused by the strike and U.S. military assessments of the operation to experts, including a physicist and former bomb technicians. Taken together, their assessments suggest there is no evidence the car contained explosives.
Alex Horton, Sarah Cahlan, Dalton Bennett, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Meg Kelly and Elyse Samuels
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Photos and videos reveal crowded checkpoints, chaos at Kabul airport on day of the attack
The Washington Post reviewed dozens of photos and videos, analyzed satellite imagery and spoke to witnesses to understand the events before and after the devastating blast. Taken together, they reveal complex a web of checkpoints and visualize a chaotic scene in the wake of the bombing.
Dalton Bennett, Sarah Cahlan, Meg Kelly, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Atthar Mirza and Elyse Samuels
How Myanmar’s military terrorized its people with weapons of war
U.N. representatives and human rights groups say evidence collected by The Washington Post shows the Myanmar military committing crimes against humanity.
Joyce Sohyun Lee, Shibani Mahtani, Meg Kelly and Atthar Mirza
With the Taliban now in control, here’s what Afghans are seeing in Kabul
Amid the swift and definitive Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghans took out their cellphones, filming the chaos of the group’s arrival, the changes that marked their presence and the eerie calm that came next.
Joyce Sohyun Lee, Ruby Mellen, Sarah Cahlan and Elyse Samuels
How a collapsed pool deck could have caused a Florida condo building to fall
A simulation based on a digital model that factors in witness accounts, visual evidence and construction plans shows that an initial collapse in the pool deck area of Champlain Towers South could have triggered a series of events that brought down much of the building.
Jon Swaine, Emma Brown, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Atthar Mirza and Meg Kelly
Visual timeline: The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
Photos and videos show how the brazen attack unfolded.
Dalton Bennett, Sarah Cahlan, Elyse Samuels and Anthony Faiola
Video, images and interviews deepen questions about role of pool deck in condo collapse
The Post interviewed more than a dozen experts and modeled the building to better understand the potential points of structural failure.
Jon Swaine, Brittany Shammas, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Atthar Mirza, Emma Brown and Amy Brittain
How baseball’s war on sticky stuff is already changing the game
The Post analyzed game footage and data for millions of pitches to measure the impact of MLB's crackdown on ball-doctoring.
Chelsea Janes, Andrew Ba Tran, Elyse Samuels, Dalton Bennett, Sarah Cahlan and Daron Taylor
Video timeline: How the Miami-Dade condo collapsed
Surveillance video, audio and photos of the Thursday morning building collapse in Miami-Dade County show how the incident unfolded.
Meg Kelly, Joyce Sohyun Lee and Dylan Moriarty
Asesinados por la Policía en Colombia
Un análisis de la evidencia en video de cuatro casos de muertes de manifestantes revela hasta qué punto la policía parece haber excedido el uso adecuado de la fuerza.
Sarah Cahlan, Drea Cornejo, Anthony Faiola and Elyse Samuels
Killed by police in Colombia
An analysis of video evidence in four cases of protester deaths shows the extent to which police appear to have overstepped their rules of engagement.
Sarah Cahlan, Drea Cornejo, Anthony Faiola, Elyse Samuels and Steven Grattan
17 requests for backup in 78 minutes
A reconstruction shows how failures of planning and preparation left police at the Capitol severely disadvantaged on Jan. 6.
Dalton Bennett, Shawn Boburg, Sarah Cahlan, Peter Hermann, Meg Kelly, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Elyse Samuels and Brian Monroe
Surveillance video shows Atlanta suspect entered first spa more than an hour before shooting
Surveillance video obtained by The Washington Post shows the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, enter Young’s Asian Massage — the first destination in a shooting spree that left eight people dead, most of them Asian women — more than an hour before shooting was reported.
Elyse Samuels, Tim Craig and Timothy Bella
Previously unpublished video shows Pence, Romney, Schumer and others rushing to evacuate the Capitol
The Post analyzed previously unseen security camera videos aired during the second day of Trump’s impeachment trial, which shed new light on how close lawmakers came to danger.
Elyse Samuels, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Sarah Cahlan and Meg Kelly
Pipe bombs found near Capitol on Jan. 6 are believed to have been placed the night before
Exclusive video obtained by The Washington Post shows the suspect shortly before they allegedly placed an explosive device near the headquarters of the Republican National Committee.
Dalton Bennett, Emma Brown, Sarah Cahlan, Josh Dawsey and Joyce Sohyun Lee
41 minutes of fear: A video timeline from inside the Capitol siege
An examination of video, texts and other evidence shows how perilously close lawmakers came to the enraged mob
Dalton Bennett, Emma Brown, Atthar Mirza, Sarah Cahlan, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Meg Kelly, Elyse Samuels and Jon Swaine
Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol
The Washington Post obtained video showing the chaotic moments before 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot as rioters rushed toward the Speaker's Lobby.
Jon Swaine, Dalton Bennett, Joyce Sohyun Lee and Meg Kelly
How pro-Trump insurrectionists broke into the U.S. Capitol
Dozens of pro-Trump supporters breached barriers and stormed the U.S. Capitol complex on Wednesday.
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