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Born of Rape

March 29, 2011 | Kate Holt

During the war in Bosnia, rape was used as a weapon to terrorize and humiliate people and drive them from their homes. An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 women were raped during the conflict. This slideshow depicts some of the victims — both women who were raped and children born of that violence.

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