This is a cute picture from AFP that caught my eye. An Iraqi kid washing a US jeep in Baakuba. It’s very very hot these days in the Middle East and so every picture which shows water and someone cooling down gets attention (even if its a Hummer)..
On a happier note for Iraqis the gunfire heard there today was actually a good thing:
“celebratory gunfire resounded across Baghdad and revelers poured into the streets after Iraq beat Saudi Arabia to clinch its first Asian Cup soccer championship on Sunday while mosques broadcast calls for the shooting to stop.” “Those heroes have shown the real Iraq. They have done something useful for the people as opposed to the politicians and lawmakers who are stealing or killing each other,” said Sabah Shaiyal, a 43-year-old policeman in Baghdad. “The players have made us proud, not the greedy politicians. Once again, our national team has shown that there is only one, united Iraq.” CNN
July 30, 2007 at 9:58 am
It sure beats car bombs!