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Portraits of US War Dead Exhibited at Arlington Cemetery


Portraits of some 1,300 Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone on exhibition at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

The exhibit, called "Faces of the Fallen," was created by some 200 artists who made individual portraits of Americans killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars between October 10th, 2001, and November 11, 2004.

Each artist used photographs of the dead to create small (15 by 20 centimeter) portraits that are mounted on plain steel rods in chronological order. The portraits contain the person's name, hometown and date of death.

Most of the portraits are conventional paintings, but artists also used other media, including computer-manipulated pictures and clay relief-sculptures.

The exhibit opens to the public Wednesday and will be on view until September 5.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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