Photographer's Note

Yesterday I saw this memorial on the beach of Santa Barbara, California. According to the organizers (, among others), this memorial have been set up on the beach every Sunday since November 2003, in remembrance to the more than 2300 US troops that have died in Iraq. Each cross bears the name (and some a photo) of a dead man or woman. As somebody said me, the beach would not be enough to put crosses for each civilian Iraqi dead (more than 100,000, according to conservative assumptions, such as Les Roberts in The Lancet medical journal).
At each corner of the memorial there was a US flag at half-mast, as the usual symbol of mourning for the dead. On a side, each main step of the war in Iraq was marked by a written sign.
They call this memorial as Arlington West, Santa Barbara, so do I for this photo. Thats a West Coast kind of answer to Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
My photo has a similar subject as Ti De(deathcabscutie)s.

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