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Road to Modernity Photograph by Ed Kashi
Doing errands with his donkey, a former soldier in the Kurdish militia—the peshmerga, or "those who face death"—stops for a smoke and a chat with a member of a construction crew putting in a new road. Under UN supervision, several billion dollars of Iraq's oil revenues have been invested in the three Kurdish provinces in the north of the country during the last decade, feeding their residents, rebuilding villages smashed by Saddam Hussein, and bringing roads, electricity, and health clinics to rural areas.
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II Film Type: Digital Lens: 20mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Clear Time of Day: Afternoon Lighting Techniques: Natural light