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Muslim widows are seen here during the prayer for the dead offered at the groundbreaking of a memorial site for the 7,000 to 8,000 Muslim men and boys who were massacred by Bosnian Serb forces in 1995.

Lesson Plan Questions: 

• How does the title of this photograph inform your understanding of what is occurring?

• What details in the photograph seem to stand in contrast to the title? What larger story could Sara Terry be seeking to suggest by framing the image this way?

• Imagine what is occurring behind the camera and in the surrounding landscape. How might your interpretation of the image change based on the backdrop?

• What reasons might the photographer have had for keeping the woman’s face concealed in the shadow of her head covering?