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At Al Asskan Hospital in Baghdad, a pediatric hospital, two doctors perform
cardiac massage on 10-year-old Worood Nasiaf, who died a few minutes later. She
suffered from pulmonary pneumonia, and she was unable to be brought to the
hospital for treatment by her father, because of traveling conditions during the
war, and because many hospitals stopped functioning during the fighting. In the
bed next to hers lay patient, 2-year-old Mortalha Hameed, and her mother Eman
Ali, 23. After the doctors declared Worood Nasiaf dead, they put her hands
together on her chest, and covered her face, and her father entered the room and
Photojournalist Peter Turnley tells of his experience in March 2003 during
the American and British invasion of Iraq.
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The Unseen Gulf War - Peter Turnley’s
essay and slide show about the Gulf War, 1991 in Archipelago.
Seeing Another War in Iraq,
2003 - Peter Turnley’s essay and slide show in Archipelago.
Peter Turnley’s web
Larger collections of Peter Turnley’s work appear on
The Digital Journalist:
The Gulf War
© 2003 text, sound and photographs by Peter Turnley.