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Teun Voeten

Nowhere to Hide

I ARRIVED IN DOWNTOWN BEIRUT on the last day of the war, August 13. Huge explosions had just shaken the city 30 minutes before. I deposited my bags in the first hotel I could find and joined another photographer who was hailing a cab on the street corner. Downtown Beirut......

Northeast of Kandahar

Photos by Tuen Voeten The first democratic elections in the history of Afghanistan will be held this October. While reconstruction is in full swing in Kabul, the capital, most other parts of the country remain uncontrollable. Together with the newly formed Afghan National Army, U.S. troops are trying to restore......

Saddam’s Last Days

Photographer Teun Voeten arrived in Baghdad on April 13 and immediately began shooting the city’s many portraits of Saddam Hussein. At first, he says, the Iraqis were afraid to touch the portraits, but after the statue was pulled down in front of the international press, the de-Saddamification of Baghdad began......
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