Defiance, Resilience, Suffering

Even as the latest round in this fitful contest was being played, a few Iraqi citizens talked as defiantly as they had before the war. During a week's visit to Iraq, photographer Les Stone was told that Iraq would always need a strongman like Saddam, if only to keep foreigners off its soil. "I'd fight the Americans again if they came," said a hotel worker in Baghdad.

Government officials refused to allow Stone to photograph some of the war's wreckage, including Baath Party headquarters, which he describes as "just a shell of a building." Nor was he permitted to take pictures...

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