2004 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Bruno Stevens

Cosmos for Stern / The New York Times Magazine

12 February, 2003

Men pass the time at the Al Zahawi café, on Rashid Street, in the old part of Baghdad, some weeks before the US-led attacks on the city. Cafés like Al Zahawi, which is named after a famous local poet and musician, are an integral part of Baghdad life. Men gather after prayers to drink tea or Arabic coffee, converse and play dominoes or backgammon.

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Bruno Stevens

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