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July 26, 2010
World Court: Kosovo's secession from Serbia did not violate international law
Alabanians © By Joachim Ladefoged / VII
With the July 22 decision by the World Court in the Hague that Kosovo's unilateral secession from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law, we thought it would be an opportune moment to look back at Joachim Ladefoged's powerful body of work on the Albanians during the Serbian conflict from 1997 to 2000. During the war, some 12,000 people from Kosovo were killed, of whom 4,000-7,000 were Albanians, and up to 700,000 Albanians from Kosovo took refuge in the neighboring country of Albania. See the multimedia slideshow here in Lens Culture's collaboration with VII The Magazine.
This is really great, artful, classic photojournalism from 1997-1999. WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGERY