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Photo-Essay 1: The Many Faces of War

Photo-Essay 1: The Many Faces of War

By Firas Al-Atraqchi

Much has been made in recent days of the controversy regarding the ethics of publishing pictures that may offend some people. However, war in of itself is offensive. It is offensive to nature, offensive to morality, and offensive to the human condition.

Because war was so packaged as a Disney reality TV tour of Baghdad, the pictures you see here are more important than ever. Without them we would all continue to think a war fought far way has no bearing on us.

It does. On the human family.

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Apache POW drinks water.


Damage at Mustansiriyah University.


Damage to civilian housing in Baghdad.


Damage to Iraqi village.


Destroyed Iraqi APC.


Destroyed Iraqi truck in Basra.


Funeral in Baghdad.


Iraqi girl in a Baghdad hospital.


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