2000 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Ilkka Uimonen

Corbis Sygma for Newsweek

01 January, 1999

At the end of August a referendum was held which resulted in an 80 per cent vote for independence from Indonesia. Tension escalated and violence intensified after results were announced, as pro-Indonesian militia went on a rampage, killing independence supporters and setting fire to buildings. Eventually the UN intervened, sending in an Australian peace-keeping force on September 20.

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Ilkka Uimonen

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