from Photographers' Blog:

In a spiral of violence

By Siegfried Modola
February 14, 2014

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Bangui, Central African Republic

By Siegfried Modola

I landed in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, for what was going to be the most intense four weeks of my career. I would be covering a sectarian conflict that has left thousands dead and around a million people displaced.

Sectarian strife tests Egypt’s post-Mubarak rulers

May 10, 2011

(A soldier stands guard near the Saint Mary church which was set on fire during clashes between Muslims and Christians on Saturday in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo May 8, 2011/Asmaa Waguih)

Bahrain crisis could worsen Sunni-Shi’ite sectarian tensions in the region

March 16, 2011
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(Rally organized by Lebanon's Hezbollah in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut March 16, 2011, in support of Bahraini protesters. Around 2,000 mostly Shi'ite Lebanese demonstrators rallied in central Beirut on Wednesday in support of an uprising by Bahrain's Shi'ite Muslim majority/Cynthia Karam)

Bahrain declares martial law, Sunni-Shi’ite tensions flair

By Reuters Staff
March 15, 2011
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(Protesters near the Saudi Embassy in Manama, Bahrain, March 15, 2011/Hamad I Mohammed )

Muslim-Christian sectarian divisions haunt central Nigerian city

By Reuters Staff
February 18, 2011
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(A police check point in Nigeria's central city of Jos February 15, 2011/Afolabi Sotunde)