Living in shadows: Iraqi Refugees: IMG_0509w

Ibrahim, his wife Adra, their two-year-old daughter Raim, and their one-year-old Salim relax at their bare and dilapidated apartment in the poor section of Amman, Jordan, November 11, 2007. Ibrahim and Adra were still newlyweds when the bloody sectarian violence in Iraq began.  Ibrahim became a Sunni when he married Adra, common practice at the time. But he did not know that the conversion had become a death sentence. When he discovered that his family was on a hit list, he made a fast and painful decision to leave.  The couple quickly said good-bye to their families and headed to Jordan. Since then, Adra's father and younger brother have been murdered.  {quote}I hate these words Shia and Sunni. They mean nothing to me other than the reason why innocent people are killed,{quote} Adra says.

Ibrahim, his wife Adra, their two-year-old daughter Raim, and their one-year-old Salim relax at their bare and dilapidated apartment in the poor section of Amman, Jordan, November 11, 2007. Ibrahim and Adra were still newlyweds when the bloody sectarian violence in Iraq began. Ibrahim became a Sunni when he married Adra, common practice at the time. But he did not know that the conversion had become a death sentence. When he discovered that his family was on a hit list, he made a fast and painful decision to leave. The couple quickly said good-bye to their families and headed to Jordan. Since then, Adra's father and younger brother have been murdered. "I hate these words Shia and Sunni. They mean nothing to me other than the reason why innocent people are killed," Adra says.