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Exhibit Paints Picture of Fallen U.S. Soldiers

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Exhibit Paints Picture of Fallen U.S. Soldiers

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Exhibit Paints Picture of Fallen U.S. Soldiers

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Portraits from the "Faces of the Fallen" exhibit at Syracuse University. Gray panels are used when no photo of a soldier is available. Steve Sartori hide caption

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Portraits from the "Faces of the Fallen" exhibit at Syracuse University. Gray panels are used when no photo of a soldier is available.

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Syracuse student Jennifer Schiffman painting a portrait of Army Specialist Travis A. Babbitt, of Uvalde, Texas. Babbitt died in Baghdad at age 24. Steve Sartori hide caption

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Syracuse student Jennifer Schiffman painting a portrait of Army Specialist Travis A. Babbitt, of Uvalde, Texas. Babbitt died in Baghdad at age 24.

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An art exhibit opens Thursday at Syracuse University in New York featuring a collection of 5-by-7-inch portraits of nearly 1,500 soldiers killed in Iraq.

The first 1,100 portraits, painted in various media, were created by students and faculty at California's College of Marin. Syracuse students and faculty, as well as local artists from the community, will paint several hundred additional portraits of fallen soldiers.

Guest:

Stephen Zaima, professor of painting in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Sponsors the project "To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen," an exhibit which showcases portraits of 1,483 soldiers who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

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