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As the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising arrives Saturday, the last of 100,000 names of people killed in the conflict will be read aloud outside the White House.Lina Sergie Attar, a Syrian American architect and writer, is one of the main organizers of the event, entitled "Over 100,000 Names, How Many More?"In a media landscape inundated with news from around the world, and with many people feeling far removed from what is going on in Syria, a conflict the U.N.'s refugee chief has called "the great tragedy of this century – a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history," Attar wanted to remind people of the scale of the conflict, of the millions of lives irrevocably changed.To accompany the project, the portraits of 15 Syrians – a mix of men, women and children, unknowns and iconic figures, from a peace activist, Ghiyath Matar, 25, allegedly tortured to death by the regime, to Muhammad Abyad, 28, a doctor allegedly killed by Al-Qaeda-inspired extremists, have been painted by artist Molly Crabapple, and will feature in a book including all 100,000 names, "A Book of Syria's Dead".
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