BRITISH DESERT RATS SEARCH FOR LOOTERS AROUND A LOCAL OIL REFINERY
SOUTH OF BASRA IN SOUTHERN IRAQ.
British soldiers from the 7th Armoured Brigade Desert Rats search for
looters around a local oil refinery south east of Basra in southern
Iraq, March 26, 2003. Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair is due to fly
to Washington on Wednesday for a war council with President George W.
Bush, eager to convince his ally that the United Nations must play a
central role in a post-war Iraq. REUTERS/POOL/Mark Richards