Photo of the Day: When life and death meet in the maternity ward

Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

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Photo credit: Loulou d’Aki
Date taken: July 2014
Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine

Sahar Dalar Erifi, 31, breathes deeply as her contractions intensify. She is expected to give birth prematurely. Across the street from the Al-Shifa Hospital’s maternity ward is morgue which has seen far more activity in the past weeks.

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