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Failaka Island - Destroyed Bank
Middle East

Failaka Island is off the coast of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf (called the Arabian Gulf by locals). Once a popular weekend vacation spot for Kuwaitis, much of it was destroyed by the Iraqis in the invasion of 1990. The ruins of the National Bank building stand as proof. The front has been torn apart by gunfire and grenades.

Copyright: Eric Walker
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Taken: 02/02/2012
上传: 02/02/2012
更新: 08/07/2014
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Tags: persian; gulf; war; kuwait; failaka; iraq; bank; destroy; ruins; bullet; holes; middle; east; arab; arabian; desert; storm; shield
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