2009 Photo Contest, Portraits, 1st prize

Yuri Kozyrev

Noor for Time

01 January, 2008

Rajiha Jihad Jassim (37) stands with her son Sarhan. Her husband, Gazie Swadi Tofan, was kidnapped in November 2006 and is still missing. For months she visited Baghdad's city morgue, in case she could recognize her husband among the dead. With five children and no family income, she can no longer pay the bus fare so does not go to the morgue any more, but still hopes for Tofan's return.

About the photographer

Yuri Kozyrev

Yuri Kozyrev was born in Russia in 1963 and has worked as a photojournalist for the past 20 years, covering every major conflict in the former Soviet Union, including two Chechen...

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