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Infographic: “Home and Away” Tracks Iraq/Afghanistan Casualties

Working for CNN, Stamen has created a heart-breaking infographic memorializing coalition troops who’ve fallen during the Iraq/Afghanistan war.

Up top, side-by-side time lapse videos reveal where those troops died–and, just as important, where they’re from:

Iraq casualties infographic

But perhaps more moving–and unique among the various Iraq and Afghanistan infographics we’ve seen–is that the site isn’t meant to be taken in passively: It’s an interactive monument. You can click for details on every soldier that died–and those who knew them can leave notes and messages, so that the entire site can function as a communal memorial:

Iraq casualties infographic

Check out the infographic here–and send it around to anyone you know, impacted by the wars. CK