Bag of Body Parts

A war photo a day #1

Bag of Body Parts Bag of Body Parts

Uncategorized August 1, 2013 0

David Axe photo Bag of Body Parts A war photo a day #1 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care... Bag of Body Parts
David Axe photo

Bag of Body Parts

A war photo a day #1

Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at war, one jarring, haunting or sublime photo a day until I run out.

I snapped photo #1 in Baqubah, a city in Iraq’s Sunni Triangle that, in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion, was one of the most violent places on the planet. In January 2005, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a U.S. Army-sponsored insurgent amnesty day I was covering.

As the dust settled I spotted these jaded American soldiers collecting the bomber’s body parts in a plastic bag, presumably for evidence.

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