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

Q. Sakamaki

Redux Pictures for Newsweek

16 June, 2006

Coffins lie ready for the mass burial of people killed in the June 15 bus attack. For decades Sri Lanka has suffered fighting between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels, who want an independent homeland in the north and east. 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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