2004 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

David Leeson

The Dallas Morning News

16 April, 2003

A child, suffering from burns received during an aerial attack is held by her mother. On March 17 the British ambassador to the United Nations announced that the diplomatic process regarding the situation in Iraq had ended, and US President George W. Bush gave Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave the country or face war. On March 20 the first American missiles hit Baghdad, and a few days later US and British ground troops advanced into Iraq from bases in Kuwait. By early April, the Americans had reached central Baghdad.

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David Leeson

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