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An Enigmatic Emblem
Photograph by Bruno Barbey

Bearing the traditional Corsican flag, marchers in Bastia advocate the return of Corsicans jailed on the French mainland, many of them for bombings and shootings allegedly in the cause of nationalism. It's a mystery why the head of a Moor serves as Corsica's symbol. Legends trace it variously to Spain in the Middle Ages, to an 18th-century German map, and to an ancient Corsican abduction tale. Nationalists—both those seeking Corsican independence and those simply fighting for greater autonomy—fly it in lieu of the French tricolore.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Good
Time of Day: 4 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light



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