2006 Photo Contest, Spot News, Honorable mention

Scott Nelson

World Picture Network

07 May, 2005

A police officer consoles a colleague shortly after the explosion of a suicide bomb. The car bomb, targeting a passing civilian contractor convoy, killed 22 people and wounded more than 35 in a crowded Tahrir Square. January elections in Iraq did not stem countrywide insurgency, which became increasingly sectarian. Predominantly Sunni insurgents targeted Shiite and Kurdish civilians in suicide bombings. A Pentagon report said that nearly 26,000 Iraqis had been killed or wounded in attacks by insurgents by October 2005.

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Scott Nelson

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