2010 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Meiko Herrmann

27 January, 2009

Gaza - Landscape of Destruction. A Qur'an left on a chair in a destroyed seaside building, Gaza Strip. The Israeli military campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza came to an end on 18 January, after 22 days. Israel completed its withdrawal by 21 January, but did not lift its siege on the Gaza Strip. Intense bombardment had left thousands of homes destroyed and tens of thousands of people displaced.

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Meiko Herrmann

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