Former U.S. Foreign Service officer Colbert Held has a massive photo collection, thanks to a personal ambition to keep a detailed photographic record of every place he ever visited. His collection provides a startling record of how a politically volatile region of the world has changed in a relatively short span of time. See the transformations that have taken place in the Middle East with the video below.
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