2004 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Moises Saman


22 March, 2003

An Iraqi man suffering from severe burns recuperates in the Al-Yarmuk Teaching Hospital, two days after the onset of US bombing of the city in March. Immediately after the first attacks, the Iraqi Ministry of Information took all foreign journalists present in Baghdad on a tour of several hospitals in the city in order to demonstrate casualties, claiming that only civilian targets had been hit. The ministry set the toll at over 200 injured. Reports of a shortage of supplies and medical staff followed.

About the photographer

Moises Saman

Moises Saman was born in 1974 in Lima, Peru, but spent most of his youth in Barcelona, Spain, after his family moved there. Moises studied communications and sociology in the Uni...

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