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The Cost Of The Iraq War-  Here’s what you can buy with $2 TRILLION.

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This Reuters graphic shows there have been 6,519 men, 190 women and 465 children killed in violence in Syria as of Feb. 5, 2012. The most fatalities in a single day since April of last year happened on Feb. 4, 2012 with 400 deaths reported.

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[Graphic: REUTERS | Sources: UNITAR-UNOSAT, Syria Violence Document Center,,, news reports]

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Somalis in Ethiopia: “It Is Not Good for People to Fear Every Day and Night”

“We are from Gedo [region, not far from Ethiopia], and for the last ten years we have had to flee to Ethiopia regularly because of war or draught,” said Zaynab when asked how she came to the Dolo Health Center. “I think this is the fourth or fifth time that we are back in Ethiopia.”

—Zaynab and her three-year-old son Ibrahim have been in the intensive therapeutic feeding center (ITFC) of Dolo Health Center for 17 days because Ibrahim was severely malnourished.

To read more about Zaynab and Ibrahim’s story and the stories of other Somali refugees in Ethiopia read the rest of the article here.

Photo:Ethiopia 2011 © Michael Tsegaye (Zaynab brought her son Ibrahim to the Hiloweyn ITFC to get treatment for his severe malnourishment.)


A man walks in a neighborhood destroyed during recent fighting between government forces and Shi’ite rebels in the northwestern Yemeni city of Saada February 5, 2012. Saada has been the scene of several waves of battles between the national army and Shi’ite rebels in recent years.

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The Cost Of The Iraq War-  Here’s what you can buy with $2 TRILLION.

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Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province. Phan Thi Hoi bathes her 14-year-old son, Bui Quang Ky. She was exposed to Agent Orange when she was in the North Vietnamese Army during the war. Vietnam, 2004.  

[Credit : James Nachtwey

 In the 1960s, the United States blanketed the Mekong River delta with Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant more devastating than napalm. Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the chemical is still poisoning the water and coursing through the blood of a third generation. From Ho Chi Minh City to the town of Ben Tre—and from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Hackettstown, New Jersey—the photographer James Nachtwey went in search of the ecocide’s cruelest legacy, horribly deformed children in both Vietnam and America. Nachtwey, arguably the most celebrated war photographer of his generation, sees the former conflict in Southeast Asia as a touchstone for his work. “My decision to become a photographer,” he says, “was inspired by photographs from the Vietnam War.” This expanded photo essay from the land of Agent Orange makes clear, according to Nachtwey, that “the effects of war no longer end when the shooting stops.” [Photo Essay in Vanity Fair]

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A young girl warily eyes a guerrilla fighter in the Lubero district, where a rebel group meets with U.N. personnel, Congo, 2008.

[Credit : James Nachtwey]



This day in history:

Nguyen Van Lem, a member of the Vietcong, is executed in the streets of Saigon by South Vietnamese Police Chief General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, two days into the Tet Offensive.

The execution is caught on film by photojournalist Eddie Adams and becomes one of the most controversial and memorable moments of the Vietnam War.

February 1, 1968 - 44 years ago today.

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Exodus From Libya

Photojournalist Chris de Bode has photographed an exodus, a line of people on the move from a place in which they could no longer stay to a destination unknown or even nonexistent. To cover the spectacle of the mass departure of Bangladeshi migrant workers from Libya, he took nearly 500 photos in a single day and found an artistic strategy that utilized the repetition and relentlessness that characterized his imagery of the human train.

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The Video of Libyan Exodus

Over the past five years or so, more and more still photographers are expanding their repertoires to include motion based work. This video, co-produced by Panos Picture Agency and photographer Chris de Bode is an example of a photographer making use of still images within the video format.

Chris de Bode:

I went on assignment for the Dutch Refugee Foundation, to the Libyan border in Tunisia and witnessed on the 4th of March an exodus of people fleeing the war in Libya. There were a lot of photographers working there. I wondered what I could add to all the pics made that day. I decided to stand still like a tripod shooting all people passing by and recorded the sound of the rolling wheels from suitcases, passing cars and footsteps. That same night I made a collage of 81 pictures which was published in various newspapers. I could do a small movie later. Later I realized that the whole event could be used as a metaphor for all people in the world fleeing violence, disaster etc….

Here is the link of the video, check it out!

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Iraq’s Electric Grid

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