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An Icon Of Spirit And Style Looks Back On Bosnian War

More than two decades ago, a photographer captured Sarajevo resident Meliha Varesanovic walking proudly in high heels and pearls as soldiers traded fire nearby. The image struck a chord with viewers around the world, becoming a symbol of dignity amidst the tragedies of the Bosnian war. Varesanovic spoke to Aida Dzugum of RFE/RL's Balkan Service about her memories of the Siege of Sarajevo and her moment in the spotlight.