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Nepal's World Heritage Site Lit Blue ...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
02 Apr 2013

The World Heritage site Bouddhanath Stupa was lit blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness day and also to raise awareness on the condition of autistic children in Nepal.

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Nepal's World Heritage Site Lit Blue ...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
02 Apr 2013

The World Heritage site Bouddhanath Stupa was lit blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness day and also to raise awareness on the condition of autistic children in Nepal.

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Nepal's World Heritage Site Lights Up...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By U.S. Editor
01 Apr 2013

The World Heritage site Bouddhanath Stupa was lit blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness day and also to raise awareness on the condition of autistic children in Nepal.

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Scenes From North Korea
Pyongyang, North Korea
By U.S. Editor
31 Mar 2013

Dancing children, newlyweds and the North Korean military.

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Kreet: A Nepalese Boy With Autism
Kathmandu, Nepal
By U.S. Editor
27 Feb 2013

There is still no official data of how many people suffer from autism in Nepal. The government hasn’t done any research on the number of people it affects, nor do they collect any information from doctors. Unfortunately the number of autistic children is increasing day by day.

Of Nepal’s 30 million population, a rough estimate shows that 300,000 people are living with autism and an estimate of 60,000 - 90,000 with severe autism spectrum

What autistic children need is therapy and treatment. Therapy can help them to feel and understand and respond better. Various treatment therapies such as art therapy, music therapy and occupational therapy helps autistic children to feel better.
In this video Kedar Ghandari, a music therapist talks about how he is using music therapy to help autistic children in Nepal.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (2 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (1 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh addresses a mass meeting organized by the opposition parties to bring down the UCPN(M) led government in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (7 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (6 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties shout slogans during a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (5 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

A supporter of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (4 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

A supporter shouts slogans during a mass rally organized by Nepal's opposition parties in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-government Protest (3 of 7)
Kathmandu
By Rajneesh Bhandari
08 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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Nepal Anti-Government Protest
Kathmandu
By U.S. Editor
07 Feb 2013

Supporters of Nepal's opposition parties take part in a mass rally organized in Kathmandu on Feb. 8, 2013. Opposition parties organized a mass meeting to bring down the UCPN(M) led government.

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NuJiang (13 of 25)
GongShan, Yunnan, China
By Teo Butturini
05 Feb 2013

A young boy is waiting on the doorstep, close to the GongShan bus station.

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RUNNING FROM REPRESSION - Editor's Pi...
Tibet
By Editor's Picks
24 Jan 2013

Every year, hundreds of Tibetans make their way to the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, seeking to escape religious and cultural repression by the Chinese government.

Crossing the border to reach Nepal can be a very costly endeavor – with guides being paid between 12 000 CNY (€1400) and 50 000 CNY (€8500) per person – if it is to be secure. But with the help of their family members, many Tibetans are at least able to attempt it.

But the challenge is not only found in meeting these expenses – it is also found in reconciling with leaving family members behind and the uncertainty of the future; oftentimes, it is also found in crossing the physical barriers which divide these two nations; yet, for others, the journey simply consists of a single bus or plane ride.

Whatever the reality of the journey is for these Tibetans who have fled their homes – be it dramatic or uneventful - they are all tales of refuge.

(Where indicated (*), names have been changed to protect the subject’s identity and that of any friends and family still living in Tibet).

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

A statue stands of survivor Ni Cuiping, who suffered a gunshot wound to her shoulder as a child when she barely escaped Japanese soliders who entered her home. On that day in 1937, seven of her family members were murdered. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

Names of victims are carved into a long wall bordering the outdoor section of the museum grounds. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

Local school children enter the memorial grounds. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Visitors walk through the Meditation Hall to reflect on history and mourn the victims. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

A man throws a coin at a pond at the Peace Stage. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Students gather at the museum's Peace Stage. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

A candlelight ceremony is held at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

A candlelight ceremony is held at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Thousands gather at the the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing', of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Military, navy, and police officers join thousands at
the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing', of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Thousands gather at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing', of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Thousands gather at the the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing', of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Members of a Japanese choir perform a peace-promoting song during the ceremony. Thousands gather at the the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing', of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

One of the less than 200 survivors remaining joins thousands of Chinese at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing'. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

Doves are released as thousands gather at the the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Rape of Nanjing'. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

A man views the vast wall of files in the museum, each for a victim of the Nanjing Massacre. Chinese gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.