Iraq Sees a Revival

Iraq Returning to Normal

A police officer snaps a photo of his colleagues with a camera phone as they survey the Tigris riverbank by boat. Though the Iraqi police force has grown to have a sizeable and increasingly confident presence in the capital, their unity, organization, and ability as a security force are still being tested. In most neighborhoods, roadside checkpoints are frequent, but many police still choose to mask their faces from the criminals and militia fighters they hunt.

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