Middle Eastern Studies
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Magnum Photos has shared approximately 80,000 iconic photographs, including images documenting 20th century historical events and contemporary life in the Middle East. Photojournalist Robert Capa covered seminal events, such as the establishment of Israel as an independent state in 1948 and the ensuing Arab-Israeli war. Magnum photographers have chronicled political upheavals and their enduring effects on the people and built environment of the region, such as the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), the Iranian Revolution (1979), and the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988). The role of the United States military in the area is recorded with documentation of the First Gulf War (1990–1991) and the Iraq War (2003–present). The Magnum collection also includes images of contemporary life, religion, and culture throughout the region, whether photographs of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia or everyday life in the streets of Cairo, Egypt.
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