Volume 73, Number 5 | June 2 - 8, 2004

Villager photos

By Q. Sakamaki

At a “tank cemetery” at Usfyah, a man salvages copper, above. Photographer Sakamaki said Geiger counters show very high radiation levels here. The scrap metal is sold through the Iraqi mafia to Jordan and Turkey, according to Sakamaki. Right, a young girl near a crater, all that remains of a former Baath Party office building demolished in the war. Below, homeless children play on bombed-out tanks in Baghdad near a former TV station.

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