Nisha Rathad, 20, covers her face in embarrassment as she stands in front of the Hindu Aryan symbol painted on her home March 2, 2002 in Ahmadabad, India. Her Muslim neighbors had all been killed literally a few feet away from her home the day before. The Hindus painted these symbols on most of their homes to protect them from the religious violence that swept through this region and killed hundreds of people in three days, the worst communal bloodshed in a decade.

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