For much of recorded history, maps have helped us define where we live and who we are. National Geographic writer Freddie Wilkinson shows us how one small line on a map led to a bitter conflict in another country, thousands of miles away.
Photo Credit: Photograph Cory Richards, National Geographic
Raw photo caption: Two soldiers, just back from 30 days at Conway Saddle, Pakistan’s highest held ground in the Siachen conflict with India at above 20,000 ft. sit for a portrait back down at the 16,000 ft Concordia Admin Post. Soldiers serving among some of the world’s most colossal mountains rely solely on each other during rotations. Morale goes up and down in the harsh conditions. Should emergencies arise, medical help is a long way off.
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