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Working hard: NHS staff at Craigavon Area Hospital

Working hard: NHS staff at Craigavon Area Hospital

Working hard: NHS staff at Craigavon Area Hospital

Belfast man Ciaran Shannon became a global phenomenon this week with his "How it started. How it's going" tweet, featuring photographs of him and his daughter Niamh at key moments of her academic life.

Each image taken by his wife Brenda is striking for the similarity of the pose the pair strike against the same backdrop outside their home. In three simple pictures - Niamh's first day at primary school, her final day at secondary school and her graduation day - we see 19 years roll by unstoppably.

In 1999, Ciaran's hair is sandy brown and Niamh wears classic children's T-bar shoes. By 2018, his locks are grey and she is glamorous in high heels.