The Digital Journalist
Photo by Roger M. Richards/
The siege of Sarajevo was one of the most horrific events of the Yugoslav civil war in the 1990ís. It lasted over a thousand days, longer even than the German armyís siege of the Russian city of Leningrad in World War II. From top left: a woman runs to avoid Serb sniper fire; the interior of the Vijecnica, the Bosnian national library, destroyed by Serb incendiary shells; Bosnian army dead in the Kosevo morgue; and a snow-covered soccer field turned into a cemetery for war dead.