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Witnessing Syria's Public Executions

As a young teenager on his way to school, Syrian photographer Hrair Sarkissian witnessed a public execution in Damascus. It was a common sight before civil war broke out. Three bodies were hanging midair, their eyes open, their bodies covered with just a piece of paper with their name, date of birth and crime committed written on it. The memory of what he saw drove him as an adult to photograph squares where executions had taken place. He took the photos in 2008, the year he left Syria to study in Holland. They are now on display in London's Tate Modern gallery. Here he shares his thoughts about the photos, and why he believes it's still important to show them.

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