The last few days we've been pummeled by sand and then some more sand. Tomorrow I'm scheduled to depart out of here, but if the storm does not let up, I'm looking into at least two more days of this. Here's Baghdad this afternoon. Photos made some 2 hours ago.
Yesterday we photographed the funeral of a leader of Awakening Council in Western Baghdad. It was very tense situation, there was a lot of shooting in the air and the sand storm only contributed to the creepiness of the mood. The story is in print today in the paper and here are more shots. It was earlier in the day, the storm was intense and the light was little different than this afternoon.