10 Images

The Fight for Iraq

A crowd gathers as charred bodies hang from a bridge over the Euphrates River in Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Enraged Iraqis in this hotbed of anti-Americanism killed four foreigners Wednesday, including at least one U.S. national, took the charred bodies from a burning SUV, dragged them through the streets, and hung them from the bridge. (Khalid Mohammed / AP)
An Iraqi boy holds a leaflet in broken English that reads “Fallujah, the cemetery of the Americans,” near a burning car in the flashpoint town of Fallujah. Angry residents armed with shovels mutilated the charred bodies of two people, believed to be foreigners, caught in an insurgents’ attack and warned the rebel Iraqi town would be the “cemetery” of U.S. occupation forces. (Karim Sahib / AFP)
Two days before their mission, a Marine AT-4 rocket hits one of the target objectives of the April 26th mission. U.S. forces believed the house was being used by insurgents to attack American positions. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
U.S. Marines run through a graveyard while executing a mission in Falluajh as helicopters circle overhead. Marines soon came under heavy fire from insurgents using hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Nura, 3, an Iraqi child wounded during fighting between U.S. forces and Sunni insurgents, is rushed into a public clinic by her father (no name given) in April. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP)
Iraqis gather around the graves of their relatives and friends killed during a fight between Iraqi Sunni insurgents and U.S troops in a soccer field turned into a cemetery. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP)
U.S. marine commanders on the ground said security in the battered city of Fallujah was being handed over to the newly-formed Fallujah Protection Army, headed by Iraqi Major General Jassem Mohamed Saleh, who was greeted by flag-waving crowds as he arrived at the Sunni stronghold city. (Ramzi Haidar / AFP)
L. Paul Bremer, the top U.S. administrator in Iraq, is surrounded by body guards as he makes his way around a coalition base of operations in Hillah as part of a day of farewell stops he made in southern Iraq. Bremer also visited Basra and Samawa during the trip. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
President Bush walks with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to meet with reporters on Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. Bush summoned his defense team to his Prairie Chapel Ranch in Texas to map strategy on Iraq. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)
President George W. Bush pauses when speaking to a crowd at a Bush-Cheney 2004 fundraiser in Washington, D.C. (Nicholas Roberts / AFP)