Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Photo Gallery: Baghdad Today

Scenes of Devastation from Western Baghdad:

These random pictures were taken by residents of western Baghdad during April, May and June, 2007. They provide a glimpse of life in the Iraqi capital four years after the the American invasion: abandoned streets, burnt out buildings and vehicles, piles of uncollected garbage and rubble, unknown bodies decaying on the streets, makeshift roadblocks placed by residents to fend off militia attacks. Most of the pictures, which have been circulating on Iraqi Arabic-language message boards, are from the Jami'a district and surrounding areas in predominately Sunni western Baghdad. (Warning: some graphic content.)