Celebrating success with Iraq community leaders

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Bruce Parmelee

This picture was taken the day following the completion of street and drainage repairs in one of Southern Iraq's most restive neighborhoods. Just weeks before, the site where this photo was taken was a pool of grey waste water and sewage. Under the leadership of the community, this area was returned to public use and I was welcomed to join in the celebration, which I did devoid of any formal security present. These good people and our accomplishments together was all the security that was required.

Location: Al-Hillah, Iraq, Al Thawra neighborhood


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