Combo photos of survivors of Nanjing Massacre

Xinhua Published: 2017-12-10 19:30:27
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Combo photo taken on July 18, 2017 shows daily life of Yuan Guilong, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre, a heinous crime committed by the Japanese militarists during World War II in 1937, in Nanjing, capital of China. Photo shows Yuan sitting at home (L, top), Yuan reading at home (L, bottom), Yuan showing the scars of his body left by the Japanese invaders (C, bottom), Yuan walking outside his house (R, top), Yuan walking with his wife at yard (R, central), and Yuan showing his certificate as a Nanjing Massacre survivor. Yuan was born on April 22, 1934. As a child, he witnessed his father being tied to a tree and stabbed a dozen times to death by Japanese invaders. His uncle Yuan Dehong was taken away by the Japanese invaders and never came back. Yuan himself was badly kicked by Japanese invaders and his leg got broken. Yuan, who has a son and a daughter, lives with his wife. The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, in which more than 300,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese invaders who occupied Nanjing on Dec. 13, 1937, marking the start of six weeks of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in the city. There are only less than 100 living survivors of the atrocity. Reporters from Xinhua spent many years to look for the survivors of Nanjing Massacre and record their current lives.[Photo: Xinhua/Han Yuqing, Li Xiang and Ji Chunpeng]

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