A City Without Hope

Asif Imamajovic stands in the shrapnel-scarred doorway of the Bjelave orphanage, watching the chaos around him. More than 60 children, abandoned by their parents, fight, scream and run through the empty corridors of the three- story school. Though he is not on the faculty -- most of the instructors have fled -- Imamajovic says he is their mentor. "I teach them to steal and not to share," he says. "I teach them to survive. The city may die, but some of them will live."

One of the children reaches over and pushes up the sleeve of the teacher's shirt. Just above...

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