Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Photo of the Day

An old woman sitting in the courtyard of an Assyrian church in Midyat, southeast Turkey. The Assyrians are one of the oldest Christian sects in the world, living mostly in Turkey and Iraq. Recent decades have seen the Assyrians flee the region because of war and ethnic violence, but the last few years have seen a slow revival of the religious minority in its ancestral homeland in southeast Turkey. You can read more about this in a photoessay I wrote for Eurasianet in 2006. (Photo by Yigal Schleifer)

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