Espen Rasmussen

Wadi Khaled, LEBANON

Lebanese children and Syrian refugees play in a natural spring that is close to the border with Syria. Behind them a line of trucks and tractors collect fresh water to supply villages in the area. Approximately 30,000 people have fled from Syria to Lebanon since the conflict started. Protests against the ruling Baathist regime of Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. Although they were initially peaceful, they were violently repressed by the Syrian army and police. In response to being ordered to shoot unarmed civilians, large numbers of men deserted the army and formed the Free Syrian Army. The protest movement has now turned into an armed uprising with clashes between the regular army and the Free Syrian Army. By mid 2012 the conflict was being decribed by some within the UN as a civil war.

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Espen Rasmussen
Wadi Khaled
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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