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Iraq. (Mesopotamia). Celebration of Iraq becoming member of the League of Nations, Oct. 6, 1932. Baghdad. Group of Iraqian [i.e., Iraqi] army officers. At the Royal Palace

Iraq. (Mesopotamia). Baghdad. River scenes on the Tigris. Barges of watermelons with typical Iraqi boys

Reception by the Director of Programmes, Palestine Broadcasting Service. Groups, the Iraqui [i.e., Iraqi] Consul meeting the guests

Reception by the Director of Programmes, Palestine Broadcasting Service. Guests, the Turkish & Iraqi Consuls, etc.

Reception by the Director of Programmes, Palestine Broadcasting Service. Guests, closer, the Turkish & Iraqi Consuls, etc.

Reception by the Director of Programmes, Palestine Broadcasting Service. Groups, the Iraqui [i.e., Iraqi] Consul meeting the guests

Baghdad, Iraq. Opening of the Iraq Parliament by the regent. The regent with the prime minister General Nuri as-Said on his left, receiving the salute of the guard of honour. The regent is wearing the Iraqi Field Marshal's uniform with the sash of the Order of al-Rafid-ain and the Hashimite chain. He is also wearing the Star of the Order of St. Michael and St. George recently conferred on him by His Majesty King George VI

'Coronation' of King Abdullah in Amman. King Abdullah, Emir Abdul Illah, (Regent of Iraq), Emir Naif, (King Abdullah's youngest son) and Nuri Pasha Said, Iraqi ambassador at large

An officer aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) studies a chartboard with an Iraqi pilot picked up after being downed in an air battle with Iranian forces. The pilot was in the water for two days before being spotted by a lookout aboard the ship

A motor whaleboat from the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) maneuvers to recover an Iraqi pilot downed in an air battle with Iranian forces. The pilot was in the water for two days before being spotted by a lookout aboard the ship in the Persian Gulf

A motor whaleboat from the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) maneuvers to recover an Iraqi pilot downed in an air battle with Iranian forces. The pilot was in the water for two days before being spotted by a lookout aboard the ship in the Persian Gulf

A motor whaleboat from the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) recovers an Iraqi pilot downed in an air battle with Iranian forces. The pilot was in the water for two days before being spotted by a lookout aboard the ship in the Persian Gulf

Captain James M. Drager, commanding officer aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7), presents a photograph of the ship to an Iraqi pilot picked up after being downed in an air battle with Iranian forces. The pilot was in the water for two days before being spotted by a lookout aboard the ship

An Egyptian attack craft on the Soviet-built Shershen class, hull no. 757, crosses before the bow of the Iraqi Stromboli class replenishment tanker AQGNADEEN (A-102) laid up in the harbor

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

Underway north of Diego Garcia are the frigates USS REASONER (FF-1063), background, and USS BREWTON (FF-1086). The ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard bow view of the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A quarter view of the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

Underway north of Diego Garcia are, from left to right, the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086), the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29), the frigate USS REASONER (FF-1063) and the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54). The ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

The frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) passes off the stern of the oiler USS CIMARRON (AO-177) while the ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A port bow view of the frigate USS REASONER (FF-1063) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard beam view of the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard quarter view of the frigate USS REASONER (FF-1063) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

The ammunition ship USS FLINT (AE-32), left background, the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) and the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) underway north of Diego Garcia. The ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A port bow view of the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

Underway north of Diego Garcia are, from left to right, the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086), the frigate USS REASONER (FF-1063), the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) and the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54). The ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

Underway north of Diego Garcia are the frigates USS BREWTON (FF-1086), left, the frigate USS REASONER (FF-1063), center, and the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54). The ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces. The guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) is behind the BREWTON

Underway north of Diego Garcia are, from left to right, the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086), the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29), the frigate USS REASONER (FF-1063) and the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54). The ships are en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A boarding team from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) returns to the ship in a 26-foot personnel boat after conducting a preliminary boarding of the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

A sailor aboard the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) mans an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun to cover members of a boarding team as they prepare to go aboard the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia to conduct a search. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

A member of a boarding team from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) disembark from the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia after a preliminary inspection of the ship's cargo. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

Members of a boarding team from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) take their places aboard a 26-foot personnel boat to return to the ship after conducting a preliminary search of the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

Two members of a boarding team from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) disembark from the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia after a preliminary inspection of the ship's cargo. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

Members of a boarding team from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) climb aboard the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia to conduct a search of the ship's cargo. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

Members of a boarding team from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) deploy across the deck of the Iraqi merchant vessel Zanoobia as they prepare to conduct a search of the ship's cargo. The GOLDSBOROUGH is one of the ships of the Maritime Interdiction Force (MIF), a multinational force organized at the start of Operation Desert Shield to enforce U.S. trade sanctions against Iraq.

Members of a boarding party from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) board the Iraqi general dry cargo ship ZANOOBIA to search for contraband during Operation Desert Shield

A port beam view of the Iraqi general dry cargo ship ZANOOBIA underway, with a P-3C Orion aircraft flying overhead. The aircraft is conducting surveillance missions in the gulf during Operation Desert Shield

A port quarter view of the Iraqi general dry cargo ship ZANOOBIA underway, with a British Bae Nimrod aircraft flying overhead. The aircraft is conducting surveillance missions in the gulf during Operation Desert Shield

A port beam view of the Iraqi general dry cargo ship ZANOOBIA underway, with a P-3C Orion aircraft flying overhead. The aircraft is conducting surveillance mission sin the gulf during Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Coast Guard boarding crew from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) departs the Iraqi merchant ship Zanoobia after an inspection of its cargo during Operation Desert Shield

An airman from the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing holds a child who has just disembarked from an airliner after a flight from Amman, Jordan. The child is from among the first group of detainees to be released by the Iraqi government. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

Air Force personnel and airline employees lend a hand as members of the first group of detainees to be released by the Iraqi government disembark from an airliner after a flight from Amman, Jordan. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

Members of the first group of detainess to be released by the Iraqi government disembark from an airliner after a flight from Amman, Jordan. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

Two mothers carry their children down the steps as they disembark from an airliner after a flight from Amman, Jordan. The woman is from among the first group of detainees to be released by the Iraqi government. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

A mother carries her child down the steps as she disembarks from an airliner from Amman, Jordan. The woman is from among the first group of detainees to be released by the Iraqi government. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

Three children aboard an ambulance wait to be transported to a clinic after arriving on a flight from Amman, Jordan. The children are from among the first group of detainees to be released by the Iraqi government. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

COL Thomas R. Mikolajcik, Commanding Officer of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing, helps a child put on his coat. The child, who was flown to Germany from Amman, Jordan, is from among the first group of detainees to be released by the Iraqi government. Approximately 300 American civilians, most of them women or children, were on the flight

A Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 5 (HC-5) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter delivers supplies to the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) as a Zodiac inflatable boat comes alongside the ship. The Zodiac inflatable boat transporting Coast Guard boarding party members to Iraqi vessels to conduct contraband searches during Operation Desert Shield

A starboard quarter view of the Iraqi ship TADMUR as an Allied personnel boat comes alongside to inspect the vessel for contraband during Operation Desert Shield

Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers board an inflatable boat as they prepare to head out into the harbor to search for Iraqi mines. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, attaches an explosive charge to the side of an Iraqi mine. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors.

Two members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment Mobile Unit 6 examine an Iraqi mine that washed ashore. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment B, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, attaches an explosive charge to the side of an Iraqi mine. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Group, the divers of Detachment B recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors.

A BGM-109 Tomahawk land-attack missile (TLAN) heads toward an Iraqi target after being launched from the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm

A BGM-109 land-attack missile (TLAM) rises into the air after being launched against an Iraqi target by the destroyer USS FIFE (DD-991) during Operation Desert Storm.

A BGM-109 Tomahawk land-attack missile heads toward an Iraqi target after being launched from a Mark 143 armored box launcher (ABL) aboard the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Roy Hunt of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Detachment 6 examines an Iraqi contact mine that washed ashore following Operation Desert Storm

Members of an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit sit in an inflatable boat as they prepare to enter the water to search for Iraqi mines. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, swims behind an Iraqi mine after attaching an explosive charge to its side. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors

A member of an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit examines a round of Soviet-made ammunition as he prepares a case of captured Iraqi munitions for shipment. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Roy Hunt of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6 examines an Iraqi mine that washed ashore. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, attaches an explosive charge to the side of an Iraqi mine. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors

Hull Technician 1ST Class Jeff Simons, a member of a U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team, checks out an underground crawl space used by Iraqi soldiers during their occupation of Kuwait. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A destroyed Iraqi T-72 main battle tank sits in the desert in the wake of advancing coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm

A BGM-109 Tomahawk land-attack missile (TLAN) heads toward an Iraqi target after being launched from the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm

CAPT. G.B. McEwen, right, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS TRIPOLI (LPH-10), and an assistant examine the damage caused to the ship's hull by an Iraqi mine. The TRIPOLI struck the mine on February 18 while serving as a mine-clearing platform in the northern Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. The ship was able to continue operations after damage control crews stopped the flooding caused by the explosion

A member of an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit checks the documentation on a case of Iraqi munitions being prepared for removal. U.S. and coalition EOD units are clearing mines and other ordnance from Kuwait's harbors following Operation Desert Storm

A projectile is fired at an Iraqi shore target from one of the Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns in the No. 2 turret aboard the battleship US WISCONSIN (BB-64) during Operation Desert Storm

A diver from Detachment 8, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 6, swims near an Iraqi mine after attaching an explosive charge to its side. While operating with the U.S. Mine Countermeasures Task Group, the divers of Detachment 8 recovered or destroyed 40 Iraqi mines in the Persian Gulf and Kuwait's harbors

An instructor explains the assembly of an M-16A2 rifle to Kuwaiti soldiers during a marksmanship course. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

An instructor explains the weaponeer marksmanship training system to Kuwaiti soldiers during a marksmanship course. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

An instructor reviews the basics of marksmanship with Kuwaiti soldiers prior to range qualifications. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

A Kuwaiti soldier adjusts his M-17 gas mask during a training session on nuclear-biological-chemical warfare gear. Kuwaiti soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

Kuwaiti soldiers wearing M-17 gas masks make a victory sign for the camera as they prepare to enter a gas chamber during nuclear-biological-chemical warfare training. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

Kuwaiti soldiers make a quick exit from the gas chamber after being exposed to tear gas during nuclear-biological-chemical warfare training. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

Kuwaiti soldiers armed with M-16A2 rifles prepare to take part in range qualifications during a marksmanship training course. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

New Jersey Congressmen H. James Saxton, left, and Christopher H. Smith are interviewed by the media during their visit to Fort Dix to observe a fire power demonstration by Kuwaiti soldiers. The soldiers are being trained in combat techniques in preparation for conflict with Iraqi forces presently occupying Kuwait

An Iraqi mine floats near the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) prior to being detonated by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team members during Operation Desert Shield

An Iraqi mine is detonated by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team members after it was found floating near the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) during Operation Desert Shield

An Iraqi mine floats near the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) prior to being detonated by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team members during Operation Desert Shield

Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team divers prepare to inspect an Iraqi mine floating near the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) during Operation Desert Shield

An Iraqi mine floats near the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) prior to being detonated by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team members during Operation Desert Shield

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team members from the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) prepare to detonate an Iraqi mine after attaching explosives to it during Operation Desert Shield

An Iraqi mine floats near the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) prior to being detonated by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team members during Operation Desert Shield

Sheik Saud Nisar Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States, and MAJ. GEN. James Wurman, commanding officer of Fort Dix, take part in a graduation ceremony for Kuwaiti troops. The soldiers have been taking part in combat training in preparation for conflict with the Iraqi forces presently occupying their country

A BGM-109 Tomahawk land-attack missile (TLAM) is fired toward an Iraqi target from the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB-63) at the start of Operation Desert Storm

A Kuwaiti soldier takes his army's oath of service following his completion of combat training at Fort Dix. Kuwaiti troops have been training in preparation for conflict with the Iraqi forces presently occupying their country

MGEN James Wurman, commanding officer of Fort Dix, another officer and Sheik Saud Nisar Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States, review Kuwaiti troops at their graduation from combat training. The Kuwait soldiers have been training in preparation for conflict with the Iraqi forces presently occupying their country

CHIEF MASTER SGT. Salter, Sheik Saud Nisar Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States, and MAJ. GEN. James Wurman, commanding officer of Fort Dix, stand by as Kuwaiti troops prepare to depart for Saudi Arabia. The soldiers have been taking part in combat training at Fort Dix in preparation for conflict with the Iraqi forces presently occupying their country

A television cameraman films a Kuwaiti soldier departing for Saudi Arabia following completion of combat training at Fort Dix. Kuwaiti troops have been training in preparation for conflict with the Iraqi forces presently occupying their country

An Iraqi mine is detonated by an explosives ordnance disposal team near the guided missile frigate USS CURTS (FFG-38) during Operation Desert Storm

Three Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair aircraft pass over the desert while returning to the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) in the Red Sea after a strike on Iraqi targets during Operation Desert Storm. Each aircraft is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile; the aircraft in the foreground is also carrying an AGM-88 HARM high-speed anti-radiation missile on its outboard wing pylon

Aviation ordnancemen prepare to load ADM-141 tactical air-launched decoys onto aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The planes are being fitted for strikes on Iraqi targets at the onset of Operation Desert Storm

An aviation ordnanceman moves a laser-guided bomb across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) as planes are readied for strikes on Iraqi targets at the onset of Operation Desert Storm

Aviation ordnancemen position AGM-88A HARM high-speed anti-radiation missiles on an elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The missiles are being loaded on aircraft aboard the KENNEDY for strikes on Iraqi targets at the onset of Operation Desert Storm