REMEMBERING THE DEAD: Thousands of red chairs lined the main street of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday(April 6). One for each victim, 11,541 empty red chairs were set up to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo and the start of the Bosnian war in 1992. -WSJ-
Bodies of Bosniak children in Sarajevo morgue killed by Serb snipers during the siege of Sarajevo - the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. The siege lasted from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996. Credits: Maud S. Beelman, AP foreign correspondent.
The Siege of Sarajevo has been memorialised in books, films, and numerous monuments, including a can of beef. During the nearly four-year siege of the Bosnian War, 160,000 tons of food and medicine were airlifted to the people of Sarajevo but it was not always appreciated. Most of the food was inedible and outdated, leftovers from the Vietnam War.