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2 April 2003

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Soldiers from a coalition supply base at Jalibah, Iraq, watch March 31 as U.S. Marine CH46 "Sea Knight" helicopters fly past carrying food and other supplies. Monday marked the first occasion on which large amounts of U.S. government humanitarian aid arrived in central Iraq.


Smoke billows on the horizon beyond the unknown soldier's mosque in downtown Baghdad on April 1 from the oil trenches lighted by Iraqis to hamper the visibility of coalition bombers targeting the capital.


A view of strikes by U.S. warplanes in the Domis area between Dohuk and Mosul in northern Iraq on Wednesday. Some 50 to 60 aircraft struck targets in support of ground troops in the region in missions that began Tuesday afternoon and ended Wednesday morning.


U.S. Marine Cpl. Joseph Ellis of Hickory, N.C., and Task Force Tarawa places sandbags on his Humvee as parakeets used to detect chemical weapons sit on the hood Wednesday in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah.


Units from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division fire missiles at the Iraqi Republican Guard near Karbala, central Iraq, early Wednesday.


Flight deck crew watch a F/A-18 Hornet being launched from the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman for a strike operation over Iraq early Wednesday.


A cellular phone in the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday displays a mobile message with the image of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein saying, in Arabic: "God saves my soul for you, God destroys America."


Jesse Salaiz of Killeen, Texas, cleans his gun after arrival in Kuwait City on Wednesday. The first 5,000 troops of the U.S. Army's 30,000-strong 4th Infantry Division have arrived in Kuwait and could be on the ground in Iraq "in a matter of weeks," according to the division's assistant commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen Speakes.


A tank crew with Task Force 2-69 Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Benning, Ga., waits for the midnight seige of Karbala to begin


U.S. Army 3rd infantry division launches missiles to pound Iraq's Republican Guard in the suburbs of Karbala, south of Baghdad in central Iraq


The first 5, 000 troops of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division have arrived in Kuwait


Two U.S. Navy F-18 speed after refueling from a KC-10 plane over northern Iraq


A rocket marks the beginning of the midnight seige of Karbala, Iraq, Tuesday, April 1, 2003, by soldiers with Task Force 2-69 Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Benning, Ga. The seige began with heavy bombing by artillery, F-15 and A-10 planes and the MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System). Troops from 2-69 were engaged in heavy fighting until dawn April 2


A soldier from the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, looks at a pile of Iraqi weapons Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at a military school his unit captured on Monday in An Najaf in central Iraq


Lance Cpl. Graeme Church, 27, from Middlesborough, sits on the head of a 17-foot tall statue of Saddam Hussein


Marine Corps reservist Stephen Funk, center, walks with his mother, Gloria Pacis, left, and sister, Caitlin Funk, right, to turn himself in at his reserve unit in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday April 1, 2003. The 20-year-old Marine reservist who got called to active duty refuses to serve in the Iraqi conflict, claiming conscientious objector status


OK, what was he doing in the Marines then, taking the free college money? What a traitor.


U.S. Army tanks with the 3rd Infantry Division Task Force 1-64 move north near Karbala in central Iraq


British Marines of 539 Assault Squadron, part of the 3 Commando Brigade, use hovercraft to patrol in the Shatt al Basra, south of Basra