On the streets of Iraq today

Photographer Carolyn Cole have been in Iraq for many times. While writing his report about Iraq he consider American troops as hero, He says that when he visit Iraq in 2004 there was terrorism and war all around, Nowhere was safe. But American troops fought to take control from terrorists. Carolyn Cole say its now enough peaceful to go in Iraq for foreigners.

Carolyn Cole forgot to tell that the war of spreading terrorism was initiative by America itself. After entry of american troops in Iraq its became graveyard. Below is the photojourney by Carolyn Cole which he made in August 2010. [20 Shots]

On the streets of Iraq today
1. Nine-year-Rashid Ali with one another, trading balloons pass by women begging on the sidewalk in Baghdad. Seven years later, after Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled by U.S. troops, the lives of most Iraqis still struggle, and the future of the whole country is still unknown. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
2. A young man sells petrol and sheep by the roadside in the city, where the level of sectarian violence is so high that drivers have to wait in huge traffic jams, while obyschut their car. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
3. A man pulls a cart full of books by merchant ice blocks in the old part of Baghdad. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
4. Six-year Hamid Mozeh helping his family sell the potatoes in Baghdad's Karada district. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
5. Lack of electricity - one of the main problems of Iraq. Station in the Dora district of Baghdad gives a bit of electricity, but residents of the capital are forced to rely only on three hours of electricity a day. And considering that the temperature in the city rises to 35 degrees, it is simply intolerable. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
6. A man carrying his son to swim in the Tigris River for the first time. It is a river - one of the few places where you can hide from the August heat. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
7. Girl sleeping in an abandoned office building where several families live. Parents complain that rats often bite children at night. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
8. The boys go down the street with toy guns. War - all they know in this life. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
9. Children make their way through barbed wire to get to your area. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
10. Children look at the Tigris River in one of several popular parks in Baghdad. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
11. Iraqis spend the evening on the waterfront in a park, built with American money. Modest projects park in Baghdad said one of the lessons of the American campaign on Iraq's reconstruction: a big does not mean better. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
12. Thick concrete walls lined many streets in Baghdad, giving the city a dull "blank" look. They have become part of the landscape and are often used for the posting of political posters and advertising. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
13. FIRDOS Square became the site of the statue of Saddam Hussein's overthrow in 2003, when U.S. troops entered the capital. Across the street, police and barbed wire closed entrance to the hotel, where earlier this year, a series of terrorist attacks. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
14. Barricades and barbed wire envelop many areas of Baghdad. Picture taken from the window of Iraqi armored personnel carriers. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
15. Famous hotel «Palestine Hotel», where during the war lived journalists, was closed after the terrorist attacks this year, but the pool is open for those who can afford to cool off in it. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
16. Man tries to hide from the heat on the roof of a house in an area where electricity - a rare luxury. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
17. Members of the Iraqi Olympic team in rowing training on the Tigris River on the eve of the Asian Games . (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
18. A young pilgrim touches the door of the temple of Imam Ali, where the summer of 2004 there were violent conflicts between U.S. troops and Mahdi Army. Now of An-Najaf - one of the most prosperous cities in Iraq, where every day attracts thousands of Iraqi and Iranian pilgrims. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
19. Policeman Fuad Ali Kadhim Gussie rebuilding the tomb in the same cemetery where U.S. troops fought with the Mahdi Army. (Carolyn Cole)

On the streets of Iraq today
20. People are refreshed in the Tigris River, watching as two helicopters landing in the Green Zone. Now, when the number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq has dropped below 50,000, many Iraqis are not sure of their safety. (Carolyn Cole)

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