Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Photo of the Year

Michael Yon reporting from Iraq:
I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.



source: Michael Yon

A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Cavalry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope.

The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. ” Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.” Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers.

3 comments:

Iowa_John said...

In a more just world, Yon wins a Pulitzer for this. I won't hold my breath

Carl said...

Agreed.

BK said...

Try Googling St. John's Church, Baghdad under News. Try searching for it in ANY section of ANY browser. Nothing but blog URLs show up. Despicable! BK