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Lebanon – Sabra And Shatila Remembered

With Ariel Sharon and his failing health being a hot topic on the evening news at present, his implication of indirect involvement in the Sabra and Shatila Massacre of September 1982 makes this an interesting photo article to open 2006 with at Polo’s Bastards. The number of people killed in the massacre ranges from 460…

Lebanon – A Thorn in Syria’s Side

Rafik Bahaa Edine Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, was assassinated as he drove past the St George Hotel in Beirut on 14 February 2005. Explosives equivalent to around 1000 kg of TNT were detonated, causing extensive damage to the surrounding buildings. A public rift between Hariri and Damascus just before his resignation as…

Syria – The Damascus 3

Following on from Arya Kazemi’s previous insight into the warmongering street posters of Tehran, Polo’s Bastards brings you Arya’s pictures from the region’s other rogue state – Syria. The furtive joke regarding this image in Syria is that it shows the “father, son and the holy ghost.” It’s an image of the late President Hafez…

Afghanistan – Snaps From The Warzone

Since Afghanistan’s Taliban regime fell to the coalition forces’ incursion and continued occupation, the country has become the destination for an increasing number of adventure tourists, despite western governments’ advice against visiting the region. Dan Quinton visited friends in the war-torn country in 2004. Here are some of the photographs he took:   Sunlight spills…

Iran – Persian Propaganda

This is a mural, mourning the late spiritual leader of Hamas – Sheikh Yasin. Notice the interwoven Star of David, and Stars and Stripes above the quote from the Supreme Leader. Lebanese member of Hizbollah (party of god), killed in 1996 while fighting Israeli troops inside Lebanon. The caption is a quote from The Ayatollah:…

Georgia in Pictures

This is a picture of the monument for Deda Ena (mother tongue). Deda Ena is a book written by Akaki Tsereteli. He created the schoolbooks were used to teach reading and writing some time back in the 19th century. This is a picture is of Jvari (cross) Church. It’s as old as the hills, but…

Nagorno Karabagh – Postcards From Nowhere

A small monument to the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabagh. There has been a cease-fire since 1994, but no permanent treaty has been signed Sergei showing me one of the gorges outside Shushi. This area was used as a helicopter landing zone during the war. Steel cables stretch across the gorge, presumably to…