Photo essay iraq war

Michael Castaneda, of the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaisance, allows a family to pass a checkpoint near a Marine encampment on a road south of Baghdad on April 4, The Pentagon tightly restricted publication of photographs of coffins with the remains of U.

The leader of a Shi'ite uprising in Iraq agreed to leave a holy shrine encircled by U. Travis Riddick keeps an eye on the outside of the CHE on which he was the tail gunner at a camp along the Iraqi border on March 21, Photojournalism is today an embattled profession.

He was captured from an underground hole on a farm in the village of ad-Dawr, near his hometown of Tikrit in northern Iraq.

iraq before and after us invasion

As strategic and technological shifts have led to fewer service members deployed into conflict areas, they have also created a gulf between what the US does abroad and what its citizens can see. As a correspondent, I was sometimes on the scene when an iconic image was captured: for instance, I had to keep ducking out of Kate Brooks' field of vision in the aftermath of the Sept, bombing of the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf.

The first was that the photographers themselves were targets.

Iraq war pictures 2003

Sniper attacks are common, so the Marines usually set off smoke bombs to screen them from attackers. This, like other such restrictions, was not met with protest from photographers. Darashakran Refugee Camp. Brooke Army Medical Center is one of the most advanced facilities in the world for the healing and rehabilitation of amputees and severe burn victims. Marine after being searched during snap vehicle checks on February 8, , in Ramadi, Iraq. In Iraq, working near death was the price of doing business. Najaf, Iraq. After a bombing, you could almost always find a trace of the bomber, maybe a foot, nearly always a head, and sometimes a hand cuffed to a steering wheel; the latter evidence that not all the bombers were wholly enthusiastic about their missions. Army soldiers fight a blaze, which started after a mortar round fired by insurgents ignited a fuel truck at their operating base, in Baiji on December 26, July 16,
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26 Pictures From The Early Days Of The Iraq War