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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 wept.

Photojournalist Peter Turnley tells of his experience in March 2003 during the American and British invasion of Iraq. 

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See also:

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 site

Larger collections of Peter Turnley’s work appear on The Digital Journalist:
The Iraq war
The Gulf War


© 2003 text, sound and photographs by Peter Turnley.




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