Archive: August 2008

Pause for Rest in the Desert

Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post"> Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post">Enlarge Photo (Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post) At midafternoon in Diyala, a province northeast of Baghdad, the heavy grind of military tanks calms to a distant rumble. Even war is slowed by 120-degree...

By Tiffany Harness | August 25, 2008; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Devotees of the Sad, Beautiful Voice of Umm Kulthum

Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post"> Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post">Enlarge Photo (Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post) View Full Photo Gallery The cafe's dust-streaked sign is lost amid the chaos of old Baghdad. But a painted silhouette of a woman hangs above the...

By Liz Heron | August 11, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bound for Baghdad

Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post"> Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post">Enlarge Photo (Andrea Bruce/The Washington Post) Lifting their arms in roller-coaster fashion, the soldiers whoop and then sing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" as their C-17 military plane takes off from Kuwait,...

By Tiffany Harness | August 4, 2008; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

 
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