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Sarajevo Then And Now

A look back at scenes of Sarajevo taken after the 44-month siege of the city and today, 20 years later. More than 11,500 men, women, and children were killed in the bombardment of the city by Bosnian Serb forces, the longest such siege in modern European history. (Photos by Reuters)

A Bosnian teenager carries containers of water in front of destroyed trams at Skenderia Square in Sarajevo on June 22, 1993. A woman passes through the same square on April 4, 2012.
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A Bosnian teenager carries containers of water in front of destroyed trams at Skenderia Square in Sarajevo on June 22, 1993. A woman passes through the same square on April 4, 2012.

The wreckage of a tram is seen on a street following shelling in the Skenderija district in Sarajevo in March 1992. A tram travels down along the same street on May 30, 2011.
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The wreckage of a tram is seen on a street following shelling in the Skenderija district in Sarajevo in March 1992. A tram travels down along the same street on May 30, 2011.

A man carries firewood across a destroyed bridge near Sarajevo's burned-out national library on January 1, 1994. A man carries a box over the same bridge, now repaired, on April 1, 2012.
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A man carries firewood across a destroyed bridge near Sarajevo's burned-out national library on January 1, 1994. A man carries a box over the same bridge, now repaired, on April 1, 2012.

People climb on an abandoned tank standing at a crossroads in front of a ruined building in the Kovacici district in Sarajevo in February 1996. People walk along the same road on May 30, 2011.
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People climb on an abandoned tank standing at a crossroads in front of a ruined building in the Kovacici district in Sarajevo in February 1996. People walk along the same road on May 30, 2011.

A UN peacekeeper stands in front of the damaged United Investment and Trading Company towers and an Orthodox church in Sarajevo in March 1993. The renovated towers on April 1, 2012.
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A UN peacekeeper stands in front of the damaged United Investment and Trading Company towers and an Orthodox church in Sarajevo in March 1993. The renovated towers on April 1, 2012.

A building burning after being shelled in the Pofalici district in Sarajevo in April 1992. The same building pictured on May 30, 2011.
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A building burning after being shelled in the Pofalici district in Sarajevo in April 1992. The same building pictured on May 30, 2011.

A Bosnian woman does her laundry in the Dobrinja River in the Sarajevo front-line district of Dobrinja on August 2, 1993. The same river is seen April 1, 2012.
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A Bosnian woman does her laundry in the Dobrinja River in the Sarajevo front-line district of Dobrinja on August 2, 1993. The same river is seen April 1, 2012.

Three boys run behind a UN armored personnel carrier as it moves past a burned-out tram in Skenderia Square on August 10, 1993. Vehicles, including a tram, in the same square on April 1, 2012.
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Three boys run behind a UN armored personnel carrier as it moves past a burned-out tram in Skenderia Square on August 10, 1993. Vehicles, including a tram, in the same square on April 1, 2012.

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