Saturday, February 17, 2007

Scenes from Baghdad

A view of the dozens of corpses lying in the streets of Baghdad, often for weeks. These scenes of Iraq's civil war have become such a daily part of people's lives so much that they don't bother to remove the bodies. Those were taken in Adhamiya a month ago and the victims were judged as "strangers" or "spies" before they were shot and thrown with the garbage in the street. People in the neighbourhood just covered them with blankets and moved on. Those bodies are rarely counted in the daily death toll, and when they are counted they're just "unknown corpses."

I was told that this man's decomposing corpse was eaten by dogs, and that only his head was left. My friend sent me the photo but it's too graphic to post here.