2005 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Paolo Woods

Anzenberger Agency for Le Seuil / Newsweek

01 March, 2004

Sweet seller Nafer Maher Najim (52) is picked up on a night raid, suspected of having constructed an improvised explosive device (IED) that killed two Americans on patrol. Conflict between insurgents and coalition forces in Iraq continued throughout the year. Opposition ranged from anti-American demonstrations, to guerilla activity and open confrontation. The military responded with raids on homes thought to harbor insurgents, and full-scale attacks on dissident strongholds.

About the photographer

Paolo Woods

Paolo Woods was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage. He grew up in Italy, lived in Paris, and is now based in Haiti. Woods ran a laboratory and a photo gallery in Florence,...

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