Photographer based in Cairo, Egypt >> Shawn Baldwin

Iraq

Smoke rises above burning oil after a pipeline exploded south of Basra in al Faw, Iraq. According to people at the scene, the blast may have been caused by insurgents who have repeatedly attacked Iraq's oil infrastructure in the past. March 2004.
  
A group of oil tankers waits to load fuel onto their trucks before beginning their trip to various military bases around the country at a fuel depot at the Cedar II Army base near the Iraqi town of Nassiriyah. September 2004.
  
Shiite Muslim men pray inside of the Imam Hussein holy shrine at night in Karbala, Iraq. The red light in the shrine represents the blood of Imam Hussein. For the first time on Tuesday March 2, Shiite Muslims in Iraq will be able to gather at the Shiite holy city of Karbala to mark the Ashoura mourning the death of one of their most important saints, Imam Hussein. March 2004.
     
  
Shiite men pray inside of the Imam Ali Shrine in the Iraqi city of Najaf. The Shiites, long oppressed under the former regime, make up more than 60 percent of the Iraqi population. November 2003.
  
Family members cry out as a US soldier with the 2/9 Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, walks past a man detained for suspected involvement in sectarian violence in the village of Abu Sayda in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. The man at far right is an Iraqi soldier. The man 2nd from right is an Iraqi translator working for the US. US and Iraqi Army soldiers conducted an overnight sweep through this mainly Shia neighborhood looking for individuals suspected of committing sectarian violence in the area. October 2006.
  
An Iraqi man weeps, left, as others look on following a large blast outside of the Agriculture Ministry and a hotel used by Western contractors in Baghdad, Iraq. A suicide bomber detonated a garbage truck packed with explosives killing at least three people, officials said. The bomber also died. March 2005.
     
  
Covered in blood and holding swords Shiite Muslims mark the Ashoura outside of the Imam Hussein holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq. The Shiite holy month of Muharam reached its climax on Tuesday, its 10th day, when pilgrims reenacted the decapitation of the Imam Hussein at the battle of Karbala, when he and his 72 followers were lured into a trap and slaughtered by the Caliph Yazid's army. March 2004.
  
A wounded U.S. soldier is evacuated on the front of a humvee as it races away from an Iraqi police station in central Baghdad, Iraq. The police station came under attack by insurgents using mortars launched from a nearby apartment building. The wounded soldier lost her arm in the attack. May 2004
  
Tellers at the Rafidain Bank in Baghdad hand out wages to former army officers waiting at a window outside of the bank. Due to security problems and the recent looting in Baghdad customers at this branch must do their banking transitions from the outside of the bank. May 2003.
     
  
A US Marine screams in front of a crowd of Iraqi refugees from Falluja along with squatters from a nearby camp as they wait to receive food aid from US and Iraq soldiers outside of a US base in Habbaniyah, Iraq, 18kms west of Falluja. A few thousand people waited on line to receive food and water. November 2004.
  
Iraqi's recover a body from the Tigris River in central Baghdad. At least 50 corpses were discovered scattered around Baghdad overnight, police said. October 2006.
  
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga's, part of a brigade based around the Kurdish capital of Suleimaniya, stretch during a training exercise at the main Peshmerga base outside of the city of Suleimaniya, in northern Iraq. February 2005.
     
  
A US soldier with the 2/9 Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, checks identification cards of a man and his son against a list of names of individuals suspected of sectarian violence in the village of Abu Sayda in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. US and Iraqi Army soldiers conducted an overnight sweep through this mainly Shia neighborhood looking for individuals suspected of committing sectarian violence in the area. October 2006.
  
A U.S. soldier from the Fourth Infantry Division points his rifle to the head of a suspected insurgent while questioning him in Asaki, Iraq, 50 miles north of Baghdad. More than 70 suspected insurgents were arrested in this roundup, after a large weapons and explosives cache was uncovered in a nearby field. December 2003.
  
A supporter holds up a picture of Iraqi Kurdish leader and presidential candidate Jalal Talabani during the third night of celebrations in the Kurdish capital of Suleimaniya in northern Iraq. Kurds swept into second place in Iraq's historic elections, well-placed to secure a major parliamentary presence and top government jobs after decades of struggle against successive Sunni regimes. February 2005.
     
  
A US soldier takes cover in a ditch as a Bradley fighting vehicle patrols nearby while US troops received heavy fire in Falluja, Iraq. The soldiers battlled insurgent positions on the other side of the river continously for several hours. November 2004.
  
A Shiite woman holds her lifeless baby, moments after a series of bomb blasts outside of the Imam Abbas holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq, which killed over 100 people. March 2004.
  
A US soldier passes by blast walls protecting the soldiers living quarters during a sandstorm at the Balad airbase 40 miles north of Baghdad Iraq. March 2011.
     
  
An Iraqi Shiite woman weeps after discovering the identity card of a relative during a search for the remains of loved ones pulled from a mass grave in Mahawil, Iraq. The mass grave containing over 3,000 bodies was discovered near Hilla in central Iraq. Hundreds of families traveled to the site with the hope of locating the remains of relatives missing since the 1991 Shiite uprising. May 2003.
  
An Iraqi National Guard soldier gestures in front of the remains of Iraqi Army soldiers in Mosul, Iraq. US troops and Iraqi National Guard soldiers spent much of the morning combing neighborhoods in Mosul looking for the remains of Iraqi Army soliders. Nine bodies were recovered in one neighborhood in Mosul. Four of the men (pictured) were shot in the head at close range and their bodies burned, local witnesses said. November 2004.
  
A Shiite man prays inside of the Imam Hussein holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq. For the first time on Tuesday March 2, Shiite Muslims in Iraq will be able to gather at the Shiite holy city of Karbala to mark Ashoura day mourning of the death of one of their most important saints, Imam Hussein. During the rule of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, such rituals were banned.  March 2004.
     
  
An Iraqi man asks a detainee on a bus for information about his relative moments after the bus departed from Abu Ghraib prison west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The card reads 'Jawad Ahmad, Northern Khark'. Khark is a section of Baghdad. The U.S. military released several hundred prisoners from Abu Ghraib on Friday, keen to show it is improving conditions at the jail where images of U.S. soldiers abusing prisoners have sparked international outrage. May 2004.
  
A soldier with US Special Forces, center, and a soldier with the Iraqi 36th Commando Battalion, left, part of the Iraqi Special Operations Force Brigade, attempt to identify doctors that were detained after US Special Forces and Iraqi troops stormed Falluja Hospital in Falluja, Iraq. November 2004.
  
A South Oil Company employee looks on as smoke rises following a pipeline explosion south of Basra in al Faw, Iraq. According to people at the scene, the blast may have been caused by insurgents who have repeatedly attacked Iraq's oil infrastructure in the past. March 2004.
     
  
An officer looks on as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga's, part of an Iraqi Anti-Terror Brigade based around the Kurdish capital of Suleimaniya, train at the Saraw (military) Camp outside of the city of Halabja in northern Iraq. Kurds swept into second place in Iraq's historic elections, well-placed to secure a major parliamentary presence and top government jobs after decades of struggle against successive Sunni regimes. February 2005.
  
A U.S. soldier from the Fourth Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment points towards a woman, center, while looking for insurgents in Samarra, Iraq, 50 miles north of Baghdad. The woman's husband is in U.S. detention and the soldiers were looking for his brother. December 2003.
  
Worshippers pray at a mosque in Baghdad. October 2006.
     
  
View through the window of a Humvee - an Iraqi woman walks through a field of palm trees while watching as US soldiers with the 2/9 Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, leave her neighborhood following a series of overnight raids in the village of Abu Sayda in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. US and Iraqi Army soldiers conducted an overnight sweep through this mainly Shia neighborhood looking for individuals suspected of committing sectarian violence in the area. October 2006.