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the graffiti in red translates approximately as "30,000 reasons to remember what happened 30 years ago". It is on the entrance to the college of law.

I don't think I'll ever get my head around such a huge loss of people.

It's brought even closer to home because you can't help but meet those whose nearest and dearest were among the disappeared.

11th Mar 2008, 05:43  

Carpe NLI says:

Very moving post D and well captured in these faces

11th Mar 2008, 07:16

OJ says:


11th Mar 2008, 10:43

Dhamaka says:

thank you both

11th Mar 2008, 18:51

nige says:

funny juxtaposing what carpe and OJ see with the comments you made on flickr. this couple look fairly emotionless to me.

11th Mar 2008, 21:27

Dhamaka says:


to explain to those who haven't looked at the words on flickr - this couple are counting their money, facing towards the wall to hide what they're doing from others (that's the way here). They're actually completely oblivious to the graffiti and its message

11th Mar 2008, 21:43

Carpe NLI says:

Thats amazing. I read flickr after I saw what Nige says.
Looking at their faces again I can still see how OJ and I read it the way we did.
Just proves the power of an image and why I love photography

12th Mar 2008, 09:56

MaggieD says:

Am in the midst of a catch up on your blog, surfing through pics, stopping every now and again to admire, but not necessarily leave a comment .... but felt compelled to stop here and comment ....
I had seen John Pilger's reports on Cambodia and Vietnam (John Pilger is a real hero of mine) before I left for Cambodia in the late '80's to work on an educational project ..... but nothing prepares you for the real emotional slap in the face that hits you when you arrive in places ( 20 years ago) like Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, and (even more so, not that I have ever been there), Rawanda, Sierra Leone), and too many other similar places around the globe ..... I worked for some time in Cambodia and travelled quite extensively in Vietnam .... but, like you, I found the real horrors portrayed in figures, so difficult to come to terms with .... there is an anti (Iraq) war demo this Saturday in London, I'll be there ........

13th Mar 2008, 20:55

Dhamaka says:

thank you Maggie,
I don't know if I'll even be awake on Saturday but I am working on an article I'm already proud of and would love you to review it for me when it's done

14th Mar 2008, 03:09

Viv says:


14th Mar 2008, 12:11

Dhamaka says:

thank you

14th Mar 2008, 20:15

MaggieD says:

Would be happy to review your article :)

15th Mar 2008, 20:27


16th Mar 2008, 18:57