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Dutch photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen discovered an unlikely place during his yearlong journey through the Americas. War refugees from Iraq have created a home away from home near the U.S.-Mexico border, in El Cajon, California, more than 7,700 miles from their motherland. It’s called “Little Baghdad.”

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Iraq • Kadir van Lohuizen • Noor • Refugees • U.S.
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Photographer Thorne Anderson went to Iraq in the months before the war. He said the country felt claustrophobic under Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and the war seemed inevitable, yet it still felt surreal when the bombing began.

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Iraq • Iraq War • Thorne Anderson • World
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After losing his leg on duty for the Iraqi Army, Hussein was told by his fiance's father that their wedding was off until Hussein had a prosthetic leg. Prospects for his marriage looked grim. But when the right person saw his story through Ali Arkady's photographs, the wounded veteran's luck turned around.

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Ali Arkady • Health • Iraq • Iraq War • Metrography • World
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Gary Knight went to Iraq ahead of the conflict in 2003 to document the brewing war. He kept diaries of the events, which will be published alongside his photographs in an exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York, starting Thursday, March 14, in conjunction with the 10-year anniversary of the war’s start.

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Conflict Photography • Gary Knight • Iraq • Iraq War • Photo Exhibit • VII Photo Agency
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Photojournalist Joe Raedle has been covering the Iraq War since its start in 2003. He’s now documenting its final days as the last American troops prepare to leave the country. The Getty Images photographer shares some of his memorable moments from over the years.

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Conflict Photography • Getty Images • Iraq • Joe Raedle • World
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Working as a conflict photographer can be a dangerous job, or as Benjamin Lowy describes it, “tantamount to suicidal behavior.” Images from his "Iraq | Perspectives" series show life in the war-torn country from a Humvee and through night-vision goggles.

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Benjamin Lowy • Conflict Photography • Iraq • Photo Book • World
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After years of war, Northern Iraq is experiencing a housing boom. Photographer Ali Arkady documented the poor Iraqi men who are meeting the demand for cheap labor. The project was part of a weeklong photojournalism workshop organized by Metrography, Iraq's first photo agency.

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Ali Arkady • Iraq • Metrography • World
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