Photo of the Day

Picture of Iraqi schoolboys in white shirts and red bowties, carrying pretend gold automatic rifles
September 21, 2021

Greeting Committee

The June 2003 issue featured a diary of photographer Alexandra Boulat's experiences in Baghdad in March of the same year, just days before the U.S. began dropping bombs. In this photo, schoolboys armed with fake automatic rifles wait to greet foreign peace activists who had come to Baghdad to act as human shields.
Photograph by Alexandra Boulat, Nat Geo Image Collection

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