Hol(e)y War

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[Jalozi Camp, Pakistan; May 31. Image via Getty]

JALOZAI CAMP, PAKISTAN - MAY 31: A women peers out from a torn curtain near her tent as the wind and dust blows making conditions in the massive tent city become more difficult May 31, 2009 in Jalozai camp, 15 k from Peshawar, Pakistan. According to the NWFP authorities and the UN, at least three million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have now been registered as a result from recent fighting and on-going military operations against the Taliban. The Taliban have fled the Pakistani army's advance on the main town in the Swat Valley, according to the Pakistan military. The refugees have fled from Swat, Buner, and Lower Dir facing extremely harsh living conditions in the searing heat in over crowded camps. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)


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Wow, wow, wow. Just wow. What an amazing, and beautiful, and powerful, and resonant picture. Wow. Oh, pity the poor Pakistanis....

Again, if anyone has a spare bit of cash to send, here are a couple of links: [www.mercycorps.org]