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The Silence: 25 Years Since the Rwandan Genocide

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Gilles Peress Rwandan cholera victims are gathered as a severe cholera epidemic spread throughout refugee camps. Goma. Zaire. 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Hutus living in this house scrawled their ethnicty on the wall to prevent looting. The advance of the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Army caused the Hutus to flee in turn. Rwanda. 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Massacre site. Looters captured and killed at the Parish of Rukara church by Government troops. Kabgayi. Rwanda. April, 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress A victim of tribal violence. Over 1000 refugees were slain in this seminary by Hutu militias known as "interahamwe." Nyarubuye. Rwanda. 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Clothing was all that remained of this Rwandan child refugee, slain with over 1000 others by Hutu militia at the parish church of Nyarubuye. Their bodies were not found until 44 days after the kill (...)
Gilles Peress The victims of a severe cholera epidemic that spread throughout refugee camps in Goma, are buried. The dead were Rwandan refugees. Goma. Zaire. 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Rwandan cholera victims are buried as a severe cholera epidemic spread throughout refugee camps. Goma. Zaire. 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Seminary where 30,000 Tutsi refugees sought refuge. The seminary is surrounded by Hutu civilian militia and government units. Kabgayi. Rwanda. 1994. © Gilles Peress | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress Clothing and bleached bones were all that remained of this refugee. The corpses of over 1000 Rwandan refugees, killed in the parish church of Nyarubuye where they had taken shelter, were found by t (...)