2007 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Q. Sakamaki

Redux Pictures for Newsweek

13 June, 2006

For decades Sri Lanka has suffered fighting between forces of the mainly Sinhalese government and Tamil Tiger rebels, who want an independent homeland in the north and east of the island. Despite a four-year-old ceasefire agreement, conflict once again broke out in late 2005 and continued to grow even though both sides at first reaffirmed their commitment to peace.

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Q. Sakamaki

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