Thursday, April 06, 2006

Surviving in a war zone...

In Baghdad, a schoolgirl and her mother walk past the site of a bomb attack. A truck driven by a suicide bomber exploded Monday near a Shiite mosque, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30 others as worshippers were leaving after evening prayers.

Photo: Hadi Mizdan / AP. Compliments of Truthout.

I publish this photo NOT to make a political statement but to put a human face on what is happening in Iraq. This is the kind of thing that was happening in Belfast (Northern Ireland) in the Seventies and Eighties. Somehow that era of sectarian violence is mostly past history. Hopefully the same will happen in Iraq sooner rather than later.