Who's Dying In The Iraq War, In Pixels

This simple pixel diagram displays the human death toll of the Iraq war. Blue pixels are "friendly" deaths (US and coalition forces), green ones are "host" deaths (Iraqi government), grey are "enemy" deaths (insurgents) and orange, well, those are civilians.

It's interesting to see how the distribution of the causalities changed in the diagram on the right, which shows the deaths as they occurred chronologically, but the one on the left, with the deaths grouped together by category, is even more powerful. As Kamel Makhloufi, the diagram's designer points out, "Just remember that host nation + civilian + enemies = mostly Iraqis."

The data was culled from the documents recently published by WikiLeaks. [Flickr via Infosthetics]

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