Sunday, August 13, 2006

Identifying The Body

Identifying a relatives body Baghdad morgue Sunday August 13th 2006One of the more horrific aspects of the bloodbath in Baghdad is having to identify the body of a family member. Apart from the trauma of actually doing the identification the process is fraught with risk. Relatives coming to claim a body are often targeted by death squads, as are funerals.

This man photographed today Sunday August 13th 2006 is trying to find the body of a relative. It can be days or even weeks before a body will be found.

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