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Portraits: Pakistani victims of Taliban violence

Pakistan based Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen recently created a portrait series of victims of Taliban violence. To many of these men and women, the idea of negotiating with people responsible for so much human pain is abhorrent. Their voices, however, are rarely heard in Pakistan, a country where people have long been conflicted about whether the Taliban are enemies bent on destroying the state or fellow Muslims who should be welcomed back into the fold after years of fighting. Denver Post

APTOPIX Pakistan Talibans Victims

In this Tuesday, July. 31, 2012, photo, Pakistani newspaper seller Mohammed Rafiq, 20, who was injured in a bomb blast on June, 29, 2008, in Swat valley, poses for a picture in Islamabad, Pakistan. To many victims of Taliban violence, the idea of negotiating with people responsible for so much human pain is abhorrent. Their voices, however, are rarely heard in Pakistan, a country where people have long been conflicted about whether the Taliban are enemies bent on destroying the state or fellow Muslims who should be welcomed back into the fold after years of fighting.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan Talibans Victims

In this Saturday, July 7, 2102, photo, Pakistani daily worker Mufeed Ali, 48, who was injured by a remote control bomb at Lahore train station, on April, 24, 2012, reacts while posing for a picture in Lahore, Pakistan. Hazratullah Khan’s right leg was amputated below the knee after he survived a car bombing as he was on his way home from school. His response when asked whether peace talks should be held with the Taliban leaders who ordered attacks like the ones that maimed him is simple: Hang them alive. Slice their flesh off their bodies and cut them into pieces. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan Talibans Victims

In this Monday, July 30, 2012, photo, Pakistani politician Israr Shah, 56, who was injured in a bomb blast in Islamabad on July, 17, 2007, poses for a picture, in Islamabad, Pakistan. To many victims of Taliban violence, the idea of negotiating with people responsible for so much human pain is abhorrent. Their voices, however, are rarely heard in Pakistan, a country where people have long been conflicted about whether the Taliban are enemies bent on destroying the state or fellow Muslims who should be welcomed back into the fold after years of fighting.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

See the rest of these powerful portraits here

Pictures of the Week: June 15, 2012

From the most excellent Denver Post

A Pakistani girl holding her sister, center, looks at a group of boys playing marbles in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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Rohingya Muslims, trying to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence in Myanmar, look on from an intercepted boat in Teknaf on July 13, 2012. Bangladesh on Wednesday refused three more boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar, officials said, despite growing calls for the border to be opened. Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11 as they tried to enter from neighbouring Myanmar across the river Naf. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

Brazil’s Santos fans cheer during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Brazil’s Corinthians in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims shout slogans during a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on June 15, 2012. Rohingya living in Malaysia protested against the deadly religious riots in Myanmar’s Arakan state and demanded the United Nations’ intervention to restore peace following clashes between Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya that have left dozens dead and more than 30,000 displaced. AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/GettyImages

There are another 15 superb images to view here

Stunning Portraits from the Islamic World

There are some very nice images in this post from Lightstalking, here is what they have to say

“Anyone who is lucky enough to have travelled anywhere in the Islamic world will know it is a trove of diversity, colour and remarkable photographic opportunities. As in most travel spots, chief among the photographic opportunities are the people. We think this collection shows a good spread of what can be achieved with portraits when travelling in many places of the Islamic world and might even have you reaching for your passport.”....more pictures are here

You might also like to have a look at the web site of our great friend David Constantine, he has spent a lot of time in Afghanistan his site link is here

40 Gorgeous and Serene Photos of Mosques

A trip through any part of the Muslim world will throw up a barrage of great photographic opportunities, none better than the stunning architecture of the mosques. During my trip to Syria in 2009 I was lucky enough to spend time at the great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, it was a source of great photographic inspiration. These images on the Lightstalking site are also delightful

©Keith Barnes