fleeing the fight

this amazingly sad & yet, beautiful picture

has been haunting me since yesterday…

{via chicago tribune online}

 

*fleeing the fight*
(AP photo by Ijaz Muhammad / October 22, 2009)

fleeing the fight

A young girl and her dog look out from a vehicle as she and her family wait for security clearance at a checkpoint on the outskirt of Bannu, a town on the edge of the Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, as they flee a military offensive in South Waziristan. Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in Waziristan, a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border in an operation that started on Saturday, with both sides claiming early victories in an army campaign that could shape the future of the country’s battle against extremism.

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