Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Artist's Skin Bears Scars of Iraq Bloodshed

Over four thousand American soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the military operation began in 2003. Baghdad claims that Iraqi civilians have suffered the worst, with more than 90,000 deaths recorded so far. While politicians play the blame game, some people are taking matters into their own hands. Waffa Bilal, an Iraqi-American artist whose brother died in Iraq, has repeatedly tattooed himself to draw attention to the casualties of war. On his body are marks for each dead Western soldier, and 100,000 dots representing Iraqi casualties.

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