ROYAL NAVY CLEARS MINES FROM PORT OF UMM QASR IN IRAQ.
Members of the Royal Navy's UK Fleet Diving Group keep watch as others
clear mines from the south Iraq port of Umm Qasr March 25, 2003.
British naval officers said they had finally secured Iraq's only
deep-water port of Umm Qasr. A British navy ship was expected to dock
by Thursday, bringing the first seaborne aid for thousands of hungry
civilians in southern Iraq. REUTERS/Chris Helgren