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Campaigning for peace

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U.N. peace negotiator Jan Eliasson meets with tribal leaders in Nyala in the Darfur region of Sudan, where he encourages them to get their representatives to join in the upcoming negotiations. His pitch to one leader: “Take the chance now! The whole world wants peace in Darfur!” (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A tribal leader of the Fur, an ethnic group caught in the violence in Darfur. An estimated 200,000 civilians have died since fighting began in 2003. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Special envoy Jan Eliasson, right, consults with fellow U.N. official Gerard McHugh, an expert on Sudan rebel movements, while en route to Darfur to meet with tribal leaders. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A security man keeps watch as U.N. envoy Eliasson meets with tribal leaders in Nyala, Darfur. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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U.N. envoy Eliasson joins in as a healer prays for his peace efforts in a marketplace in central Nyala. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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