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TUESDAY April 12, 2022: 'War Crimes Watch: BUCHA'S HORROR' by all time Pulitzer Prize (4 times) winning, ZUMA Press photo-journalist CAROL GUZY. At least 403 civilian bodies, many of whom were brutally tortured and killed, were discovered in mass graves in Bucha, a once affluent suburb of Kyiv. The grim work now begins in Bucha gathering evidence of possible war crimes by Russian troops. The media tour was intended to show journalists the horrors that Ukrainian forces have uncovered in recent days before investigators remove the bodies and start the careful work of gathering evidence. The forensic process will be necessary to counter the Kremlin's insistence its forces are not to blame for the deaths of civilians, as Moscow has claimed the atrocities were staged or carried out by Ukrainian forces. Images of the atrocities committed in towns of Irpin and Bucha near Kyiv have drawn condemnation around the world. Ukrainian authorities hope it could influence the western response to the invasion of Ukraine put in motion by Russian president Putin on February 24. Welcome to 'War Crimes Watch: BUCHA'S HORROR'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #834: TUESDAY April 12, 2022: 'War Crimes Watch: BUCHA'S HORROR' by all time Pulitzer Prize (4 times winning, ZUMA Press photo-journalist CAROL GUZY. At least 403 civilian bodies, many of whom were brutally tortured and killed, were discovered in mass graves in Bucha, a once affluent suburb of Kyiv. The grim work now begins in Bucha gathering evidence of possible war crimes by Russian troops. The media tour was intended to show journalists the horrors that Ukrainian forces have uncovered in recent days before investigators remove the bodies and start the careful work of gathering evidence. The forensic process will be necessary to counter the Kremlin's insistence its forces are not to blame for the deaths of civilians, as Moscow has claimed the atrocities were staged or carried out by Ukrainian forces. Images of the atrocities committed in towns of Irpin and Bucha near Kyiv have drawn condemnation around the world. Ukrainian authorities hope it could influence the western response to the invasion of Ukraine put in motion by Russian president Putin on February 24. Welcome to 'War Crimes Watch: BUCHA'S HORROR'
Mature Content. This weeks zReportage story contains images that might be considered too graphic for young viewers.
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The body of a man is hoisted on a wooden door being used as a makeshift stretcher as investigators begin the grim task of pulling bodies from a mass grave behind the Church of St. Andrew and All Saints, while assessing evidence of war crimes in Bucha. At least 403 civilian bodies, many of whom were brutally tortured and killed, were discovered in mass graves in Bucha.
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The wreckage of war, destroyed homes, burnt out tanks and bodies in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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Dead bodies, including those that appear to be Russian soldiers, lay in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated by Ukrainian forces from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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Wreckage of war and bodies, including those that appear to be Russian soldiers, in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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Ukrainian soldiers stand near dead bodies on a highway in Bucha. Wreckage of war and bodies in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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Ukrainian soldiers stand near civilian bodies found in the garden of a home. Wreckage of war and bodies in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated by Ukrainian forces from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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A victims hand protrudes from the earth as a mass grave is found in Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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Anguished face of war, as bodies, including those that appear to be Russian soldiers burned in or near their armored vehicles in the streets of Bucha, in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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A couple comfort each other next to a man grave in the shadow of a gold domed Church of St. Andrew and All Saints, as investigators begin the grim work of pulling bodies from a mass grave and assessing evidence of war crimes as families gather searching for missing loved ones in Bucha.
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A Ukrainian soldier takes pictures with a cellphone of the wreckage of war in the streets of Bucha, which was recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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An elderly lady visibly upset as residents receive food aid amid wreckage of war and bodies laying in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops.
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Dogs walk near a dead body covered with snow in a homes backyard. Three bodies were discovered in the garden of a home in Bucha, Sergei Guryanova and his brother-in-law Roman who had both been shot in the head and another unnamed civilian. Irina, the wife of Sergei and sister of Roman quietly weeps as she views their bodies. Neighbors said Sergei remained in Bucha to care for his dogs.
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GREGORY, 85 years old, rakes leaves outside his home where he has stayed during the Russian invasion. The towns Bucha and Irpin were recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv.
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Three bodies were discovered in the garden of a home in Bucha, Sergei Guryanova and his brother-in-law Roman who had both been shot in the head and another unnamed civilian. Irina, the wife of Sergei and sister of Roman quietly weeps as she views their bodies.
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In the shadow of the gold domed Church of St. Andrew and All Saints, investigators begin the grim work of pulling bodies from a mass grave and assessing evidence of war crimes as families gather searching for missing loved ones in Bucha. The town, recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv is where war crimes atrocities have been reported.
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With the ground covered with black body bags containing civilians killed at a mass grave site, investigators and volunteers begin grim work of chronicling civilian deaths and assessing evidence of war crimes in Bucha.
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A victim is zipped up into a black body bag, as investigators and volunteers begin grim work of chronicling civilian deaths and assessing evidence of war crimes in Bucha. Amid the wreckage of war, bodies lie in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops and where atrocities have been reported. Over 403 bodies have been recovered.
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A worker holds a victims hand with red painted finger nails as the body is carefully placed into a black body bag. Investigators begin the grim work of pulling bodies from a mass grave and assessing evidence of war crimes as families gather searching for missing loved ones in Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops.
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In the garden of a home in Bucha three bodies were discovered, Serhiy, his brother-in-law Roman who had both been shot in the head and another civilian. Neighbors said Serhiy remained in Bucha to care for his dogs. In a wheelbarrow nearby was the body of one of the dogs that had been shot.
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Family members grieve and hope to find missing loved ones, as investigators begin the grim work of pulling bodies from a mass grave and assessing evidence of war crimes in Bucha. Wreckage of war and bodies littered the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops in the suburbs of Kyiv where atrocities have been reported.
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A black dog walks amid the wreckage of war and bodies, including some that appear to be Russian soldiers, in the streets of Bucha, recently liberated from invading Russian troops.
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Carol Guzy

CAROL GUZY is an American documentary photojournalist. As a young girl, ZUMA Press photographer, Carol Guzy always wanted to be an artist. But as she was coming of age in a working-class family in Bethlehem, Pa., such an ambition seemed impossible. ''Everyone I knew said, 'Oh, if you're an artist, you'll starve,''' she recalls. ''You have to do something really practical.''' So Guzy chose to go to nursing school. Halfway through she realized she would not, could not, be a nurse. ''I was scared to death I was going to kill someone by making some stupid mistake,'' she laughs. So while she was trying to figure out what to do with her life, a friend gave her a camera and she took a photography course. Guzy fascination with photography led to an internship and then a job at the Miami Herald. In 1988 she moved to The Washington Post. Carol photographs have won four Pulitzer Prizes and three Photographer of the Year awards in the National Press Photographers' annual contest. ''I don't believe the Pulitzers belong to us, I think we just accept them for the people who are in our stories,'' said Guzy. ''They're the courageous ones.'' From her shots of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to Albanian refugees fleeing violence in Kosovo, Guzy captures moments of disaster and human suffering:834



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