Two members of the Free Syrian Army take a rest after a hard day’s fight against the barbarism of Bashar al-Assad’s forces. The kitten — who goes by the name of Lulu — and her best friend are from the city of Marea, situated in the northern countryside of Syria.
Photographer: Vedat Xhymshiti
Make-shift Cradle, Kurdistan
Part 2 of “There is no place called Kurdistan.” Part 1 is here
1) Old map of Kurdistan from 1787 (x)
2) Old map of Kurdistan from 1794 (x)
3) Kurdish Kingdoms of Corduene-Sophene, 63 BC (x)
4) Map by Mahmud al-Kashgari (1074), showing Arz ul Akrad Arabic for land of Kurds locatd between Arz ush Sham (Syria), and Arz ul Iraqeyn (Iraq Arabi and Iraq Ajami). (x)
بيروت ما قبل عام 1980
From the dust - to the dust.
Dabke by the sea in Yaffa.
Souk al-Hamadiyeh - Old Damascus, Summer 2005