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Flames of hate


Gauteng has been plagued with xenophobic-related violence for over a week.

Photographers Halden Krog, Alon Skuy, Tebogo Letsie, Simphiwe Nkwali, Lebohang Mashiloane, James Oatway, Moeketsi Moticoe and Muntu Vilakazi have spent day and night documenting the horror that is driving thousands of foreign residents into places of safety across the province.

These are their images. With a narration by Nkwali, who along with Krog, witnessed the burning of a man near Reiger Park yesterday.


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Rebels at the Border

Photo: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

A young rebel showed off for a photographer with a weapon. “In Darfur, arms are like sticks,” said Ibrahim Hassan, one of the rebels. “They are everywhere. You just need to bend down and pick one up.” Political analysts, diplomats and even the combatants acknowledge that both Sudan and Chad are supporting and arming rebellions on each other’s soil, and the accusations issued by each capital have grown increasingly bellicose.

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American-backed Sunni Militias


At least 100 predominantly Sunni militiamen of the CLC, also known as Awakening Council members, have been killed within the past month. Left, a member of the CLC warmed himself over a morning fire in southern Arab Jabour, a rural, overwhelmingly Sunni area less than 10 miles southeast of Baghdad on the Tigris River.

SOURCE : The New York Times – American-backed Sunni Militias (Slideshow)

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Peshawar Under Siege

Photo: The New York Times

A movie poster in the city. Peshawar’s booming business in illicit Western and Indian DVDs has been another target of the militants. Many of the city’s myriad retail outlets have closed after being bombed, or threatened with violence.

SOURCE : The New York Times – Peshawar Under Siege (Slideshow)