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June 29, 2009

Fireworks Over Baghdad

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People watching fireworks above Baghdad in celebration of Tuesday’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from all Iraqi cities. (Click for larger size.)

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The cover of the NYT Week In Review on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The photo captures the American bombing attack on Baghdad (otherwise branded as “Shock and Awe”) which initiated the war on the evening of March 19, 2003.

…And a related tweet.

(image 1: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times. March 19, 2003. Baghdad, Iraq. nytimes.com. image 2: Khalid Mohammed/A.P. Baghdad. Monday, June 29, 2009)

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