Alive in Baghdad: Car Bomb Survivors, No Longer Mere Statistics
POSTED ON 11/27/2006 | PERMALINK |
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"Although car bombs are a regular occurrence in Baghdad, it's nearly impossible to find accounts from the victims.
The victims in this story survived a car bombing this summer in the Adhamiya neighborhood, but due to complications, we were only able to bring you their stories now. These images are graphic, but they depict an aspect of daily life in Baghdad.
The media carries numbers of dead and wounded soldiers, security forces, and civilians, but without bringing their stories directly to the viewership, it may be impossible to ever truly understand the particulars of life in a place like Baghdad.
In this video you'll see what happens to some of the dozens of people whose stories are reported only in your daily newspaper's injured statistics."
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- mark day on the art of war
- we know what MLK would say
- iraq's burgeoning theocracy