1992 Photo Contest, General News, Stories, 2nd prize
Photographer

Ron Haviv

Saba Press Photos

01 January, 1991

The Croatian flag is demonstratively burnt by the occupying Serbian force, but in January 1992 many countries recognized the new republic. Vukovar was a focus of ethnic strife in Yugoslavia's civil war. About ten per cent of the population of 50,000 refused to leave the homes where they had lived in peace with their Serbian neighbors. Haggard and despondent, they emerged when the Croatian militia had lost control of the town after a months-long siege, to find the town in ruin and Serbian soldiers and militiamen in command.

About the photographer

Ron Haviv

Award-­winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War. A c...

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