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Bosnian Girl, by Šejla Kamerić.
The small print: 
Graffiti written by an unknown Dutch soldier on a wall of the army barracks in Potocari, Srebrenica, 1994/95. Royal Netherlands Army troops, as part of the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-­95, were responsible for protecting the Srebrenica safe area.
Photography by Tarik Samarah
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Sixteen years ago this week Bosnian Serb forces massacred 8,000 Muslim men and boys in UN safe haven of Srebrenica, the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. Hundreds, if not thousands, of women and girls were systematically raped by Bosnian Serb forces before and during the Srebrenica genocide. The graffiti artist and his commanders were their “protectors.”
Photo taken at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 2007. Originally a public project - on posters, billboards, magazine ads, and postcards in Sarajevo and Berlin. 

Bosnian Girl, by Šejla Kamerić.

The small print: 

Graffiti written by an unknown Dutch soldier on a wall of the army barracks in Potocari, Srebrenica, 1994/95. Royal Netherlands Army troops, as part of the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992-­95, were responsible for protecting the Srebrenica safe area.

Photography by Tarik Samarah

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Sixteen years ago this week Bosnian Serb forces massacred 8,000 Muslim men and boys in UN safe haven of Srebrenica, the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. Hundreds, if not thousands, of women and girls were systematically raped by Bosnian Serb forces before and during the Srebrenica genocide. The graffiti artist and his commanders were their “protectors.”

Photo taken at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 2007. Originally a public project - on posters, billboards, magazine ads, and postcards in Sarajevo and Berlin. 

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