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The war in Iraq: How Times photographers covered the conflict

By Steve Stroud, Deputy Director of Photography

March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Staff photographer Carolyn Cole was on top of the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad as the air attack began in the middle of the night, engulfing government buildings along the Tigris River. Other Los Angeles Times photographers, including Rick Loomis, Don Bartletti, Robert Gauthier, Bryan Chan, Luis Sinco, Brian van der Brug and Wally Skalij, were either en route or soon to follow as the ground campaign started to converge on the capital. Their pictures and their reflections are part of our complete coverage of the war’s anniversary.

Check back for more reflections on the visual coverage of the Iraq War by the Los Angeles Times.

More photos and video from Iraq by Times staff photographers:

War in Iraq – Embedded with the U.S. Military

War in Iraq — a look back 10 years later

Marlboro Marine: A Marine, weary from battle, lights a cigarette and becomes an icon of the Iraq war

Goodbye, Babylon: A Times photographer reflects on end of Iraq war

Final U.S. combat troops leave Iraq

Scenes in Baghdad, then and now

Last combat brigade leaves Iraq


  1. March 19, 2013, 5:17 am

    The one with the power to stop the cycle of revenge is the one who has been wronged last, and whose turn it is to avenge. He could use his turn and strike back, thus continuing the cycle, or he could forego it — both now and next time until it stops. Such is the utility of turning the other cheek we had not thought of before Christ.

    It is wrong for Muslims to kill Muslims — no matter what sect. And it is time to put an end to sectarian violence. Applying the original ideas of Christ might help.

    We are all in this world together, and but for a short time. We should strive to find ways to get along.

    Nor is there an end to this endeavor — or even a time out. Strife is inherent in our being, and we could just as easy pick a fight with our own clothes when there is no one else to fight.

    By: kafantaris2
  2. March 19, 2013, 1:38 pm

    Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, et al. should be behind bars for starting this war for profit.

    By: Jolie

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