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Mostar, Then And Now

On April 6, Bosnia-Herzegovina marked the 21st anniversary of its 1992-95 war, which finds the Balkan country deeply divided, with power shared uneasily between Serbs, Croats, and Muslims in an unwieldy state ruled by ethnic quotas. Slow-motion intervention eventually brought peace, but at the cost of ethnic segregation. The country's southern town of Mostar, where 70,000 people live, has resisted reconciliation and marked the anniversary without a budget to fund its basic public services. The fighting between Muslims, known as Bosniaks, and Croats in Mostar was some of the fiercest of the war and left them divided on the eastern and western banks of the River Neretva. These combination photographs compare significant Mostar sites during the war and today. (16 PHOTOS)

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