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27 Sep 1990, Abadan, Jazire-ye Abadan, Iran --- An Iranian soldier watches as smoke billows from multiple burning oil refineries in Abadan, Iran. Abadan, which contains a high concentration of oil fields and refineries, became a front-line city during the Iran-Iraq War, resulting in most of the city being destroyed by Iraqi attacks. --- Image by � Henri Bureau/Sygma/Corbis

  • Leonardo Falaschini 8y

    We can't refuse that we are causing the climate change looking at this picture...
  • Fadzly Mubin 8y

    Some photos gain value in time - lots of time. The odd thing is that those which stand alone as "pretty" have so little value compared to, for example, pictures of people and situations made long ago. Well this looks like a photo that may just last for quite some time in value.
  • Ryan PRO 8y

    This is the cover for 'The Oxford History of Modern War' by Charles Townshend. Good book.
  • Rron Ismajli 8y

    perfect , a masterpiece :)
  • Mohamad Adura 8y

    superb shot!
  • amir hosni 8y

    wonderful wonderful wonderful shot !
  • Dave Glass PRO 8y

    historic classic image...
  • Shayan 7y

    I think the date is wrong--that war was over in '88. At least I hope it wasn't burning for 2 years...
  • Sal Ve 7y

    Wow that is awesome!
  • kidddrunkadelic14 7y

    Crazy/intense/ominous
  • Soultorch Photography 7y

    This is an image taken just outside of Kuwait earlier that year.

    Desert Storm by Soultorch Photography
  • Thorbj¢rn PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Visual Anthropology, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Geir Bergh 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called War Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    Please add this to group!!! Please

    Geir Bergh
  • Aaron Quinones 7y

    very dramatic in a classic way
  • buckercrow PRO 6y

    Oil Statement, great shot!
  • Dave Sinclair PRO 6y

    wonderful shot
  • alemdag 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A "Quality Only" Club -Admin Invite+Member Post- P1C2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • David Jones 5y

    I would like to use this photo in an album cover I'm working on. What are your sharing criteria?
  • Adam Pfeiffer 4y

    This is one seriously awesome image, well done.
  • weihsuan.chen 2y

    May I use this for my painting?
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