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Friday, October 19, 2012

More pictures from Iraq

Hello! Just a quick note to say I'm doing fine in Iraq. We swung through Kurdistan in the north of the country and are back in central Iraq now.

The image above shows a girl picking up some roast chicken to bring home for lunch. Below is a mural on one of the blast walls in Baghdad. These concrete barriers protect sensitive buildings from car bombs and also divide Sunni and Shia neighborhoods. Some have been painted. This one shows a weird figure with a "Well Coom" head balancing a heart and a gun.

My editor posted a few other shots online. I can't seem to get them to open on this slow connection. Pherhaps you'll have better luck. You can see them here.

I heard my first gunshots last night--at a wedding outside my hotel. A couple of the guys were firing in the air to celebrate. I have to head out now but hopefully I'll have the time to post again soon. Stay tuned!


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