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A Combat Artist Illustrates Life in Iraq

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A Combat Artist Illustrates Life in Iraq

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A Combat Artist Illustrates Life in Iraq

A Combat Artist Illustrates Life in Iraq

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Kids in Zafariniya, Baghdad, scramble for candy tossed by soldiers from the Washington National Guard. Images from 'Baghdad Journal' courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly. © 2005 Steve Mumford. hide caption

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Images from 'Baghdad Journal' courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly. © 2005 Steve Mumford.

Kids in Zafariniya, Baghdad, scramble for candy tossed by soldiers from the Washington National Guard.

Images from 'Baghdad Journal' courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly. © 2005 Steve Mumford.

These prisoners were eager to be included in the drawing and jammed up against the bars. Afterwards, they closely studied all the drawings in Mumford's sketchbook. / © 2005 Steve Mumford hide caption

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/ © 2005 Steve Mumford

These prisoners were eager to be included in the drawing and jammed up against the bars. Afterwards, they closely studied all the drawings in Mumford's sketchbook.

/ © 2005 Steve Mumford

During the war in Iraq, many Americans got their news from embedded reporters. Steve Mumford acted as an embedded artist, working in Baghdad four times between 2003 and 2004.

Mumford was embedded with U.S. Army troops and spent much of his time exploring the city of Baghdad. His book Baghdad Journal — a collection of drawings, watercolors and writings — recounts his observations in the war-ravaged city.

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