2006 Photo Contest, Spot News, Stories, Honorable mention
Photographer

Scott Nelson

World Picture Network

07 May, 2005

Bystanders take cover from the blast and try to push unaffected cars away from the flames during a suicide car bombing. 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.

About the photographer

Scott Nelson

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