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Guarding the Temple
Photograph by Randy Olson

Framed by the arch of one of a series of temples at Hatra, a member of the 101st Airborne Division serves as part of the site's 24-hour guard. One of only two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iraq, Hatra's massive walls and temples are still standing after more than 2,000 years. Before the arrival of the U.S. Army, several reliefs within the temple complex were damaged.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 70-200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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