Basra Under Siege

A family tries to leave the besieged Iraqi city of Basra March 31, 2003 in the back of a truck near a British manned bridge that had become a demarcation line. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

A family tries to leave the besieged Iraqi city of Basra March 31, 2003 in the back of a truck near a British manned bridge that had become a demarcation line. Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, had been declared a military target as Saddam Hussein loyalists took up positions in the city, stalling any coalition entry. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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