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Iraqi Kurds
JANUARY 2006
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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.


Photo Fast Facts
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

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