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The War Tapes: At A Busy Iraqi Intersection

At A Busy Iraqi Intersection

A donkey-pulled cart sits at a busy Iraqi intersection

SERGEANT STEPHEN PINK describes this picture:

I took this photo sometime in May 2004. The Iraqis are in the middle of a busy intersection heavily traveled by American convoys. We patrolled this area daily and met frequent resistance just south of here.

This was a lot to take in early on, something you don’t see in the states. The women look as if they are talking, maybe even joking, which is very uncommon. The boy stares off, oblivious and unconcerned with the occupation or wondering what the hell is going on. I am also fascinated by donkeys.