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Rochelle Davis
Rochelle Davis

The captions to these photographs really need to be rethought. They seek to explain the current crisis and violence through the lens of the past. That leads to inaccurate generalizations and the view of Syria as a place just simmering with anger and violence, now finally released. For example, the photograph of the men dancing at the shrine doesn't even use the word "dancing". Instead it talks about the Bible, violence, the Druze, and Israel. Why not instead give people perspective on the pictures, not some random comments about the present (and if not random then highly politicized)? I expect better from National Geographic.

craig hill
craig hill

Note, 1925, not a single electric light polluting the night sky.

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