2005 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

John Moore

The Associated Press

19 June, 2004

A detainee in an outdoor solitary confinement cell talks with a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib Prison, west of Baghdad. The prisoner was confined for fighting with other inmates. Under Saddam Hussein's presidency, Abu Ghraib had been the scene of the execution and torture of thousands of political prisoners. Its notoriety reemerged in 2004 with reports of US guards' violence against prisoners, and the release of photographs taken by soldiers depicting physical and sexual abuse of inmates.

About the photographer

John Moore

John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for ...

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