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Faten Bushehri


Dear Bahrain... With Love

[Visiting the grave of Martyr Sayed Jawad Sayed Hashim in Sitra. Image from Saeed Saif, March 2012]

Valentine’s Day and the color red symbolize love. The world over, shops and streets are decked out with red decorations, red boxes, red wrapping paper, red cards, and red roses. In Bahrain, the color red also symbolizes love, just a different kind of love. Streets there are covered in red too, the red of the blood that has been shed over the past two years. The lost lives in the fight for freedom, justice, and democracy. Red roses on the graves of loved ones who were killed ...

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