Gloucester, United Kingdom of Great Britain
IRAQIS GATHER TO WATCH BRITISH TROOPS PLAY FOOTBALL AGAINST A LOCAL
TEAM IN AL MADEENA.
A group of Iraqis gather to watch an impromptu football match between
British troops of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment and a local
team in Al Madeena, southern Iraq April 16, 2003. U.S. forces refused a
Save the Children plane permission to land in northern Iraq to deliver
aid, breaching the Geneva Convention and "costing children their lives"
said the British charity on Thursday. REUTERS/POOL/Chris Ison