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Why a mother had to visit the place her son died – BBC News

Why a mother had to visit the place her son died – BBC News

They scatter 179 poppies – one for every serviceman and woman killed in Iraq, looking so British in this alien and dangerous place.

A mother, her blonde hair covered by a white scarf, holding the hand of a father in a blue shirt and sensible shoes as they stand on a dirt road in a slum in Basra, Iraq.

“I just wanted to see where Matthew took his last breath,” says Maureen Bacon, “to try and make sense of it all.”

Source: Why a mother had to visit the place her son died – BBC News