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Title: My neck is thinner than a hair

Attributed date: 2001

Attributed to: The Atlas Group

My neck is thinner than a hair is a research project by The Atlas Group about the uses of 3641 car bombs in the 1975-1990 Lebanese wars. 

The only part that remains intact after a car bomb explodes is the engine. Landing on balconies, roofs or adjacent streets, the engine is projected tens and sometimes hundreds of meters away from the original site of the bomb. During the wars, photojournalists competed to be the first to find and photograph the engines.


The following are 49 of the 100s of photographs produced by photojournalists and found by Walid Raad in the archives of An-Nahar Research Center (Beirut, Lebanon) and The Arab Documentation Center (Beirut, Lebanon).

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