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In pictures: Ethiopia's forgotten archive
Red Terror

It was said that with help from the Soviet Union and Cuba by the end of the 1970s Mengistu presided over the second largest army in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thousands of government opponents at that time died in what became known as the "Red Terror".

During his time as official photographer for the Derg, Desta hid his negatives.

He fled to the UK in 1982 and later managed to save his unique historical archive of approximately 7,000 images.

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