Tikrit, Iraq - Republic of
A NEW MEMBER OF THE IRAQI CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS AND AN U.S. SOLDIER
EMBRACE IN TIKRIT.
A new member (R) of the Iraqi Civil Defence Corps (ICDC) and his U.S.
army instructor embrace after an ICDC graduation ceremony in a U.S.
army base at a palace formerly belonging to ousted president Saddam
Hussein in Tikrit, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of
Baghdad September 6, 2003. After three weeks of the traning received
from U.S. forces, the thirty-one ICDC members will join U.S. troops in
providing security especially to vital installations. REUTERS/Arko