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Eritrea. Southern Debud Zone. Mendefera. Small town. Passers-by walk in front of a painting on a house's wall which shows a taste of history on the 30 years liberation war. Eritrea finaly became independent from Ethiopia in may 1993.  The eritrean fighters with their weapons, the United Nations building in New York City, the eritrean flag, the camel which used to carry all military equipment, the women' joy , the final talk in New York City for the liberation and words in english and tigrinian languages are all displayed  in this painting in fresco. They are symbols of the freedom of the eritrean state and people. © 2002 Didier Ruef