Nick Turse
Ropes from the hangman’s gallows are seen in Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, where political and criminal prisoners from the war were held, April 19, 2003. Ron Haviv/VII

Ropes from the hangman’s gallows are seen in Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, where political and criminal prisoners from the war were held, April 19, 2003. Ron Haviv/VII

Iraqi civilians killed by inappropriate use of force by U.S. Marines during the battle for Diyala bridge are seen in Baghdad, Iraq. April 8, 2003. Gary Knight/VII

Iraqi civilians killed by inappropriate use of force by U.S. Marines during the battle for Diyala bridge are seen in Baghdad, Iraq. April 8, 2003. Gary Knight/VII

The burial of Fedayn, who was killed during a U.S. air strike, is held at the Baratha cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 1, 2003. Franco Pagetti/VII

The burial of Fedayn, who was killed during a U.S. air strike, is held at the Baratha cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 1, 2003. Franco Pagetti/VII

Members of the U.S. Special Forces perform a target raid where they have arrested two al Qaeda supporters in Samarra, Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 28, 2007. Franco Pagetti/VII

Members of the U.S. Special Forces perform a target raid where they have arrested two al Qaeda supporters in Samarra, Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 28, 2007. Franco Pagetti/VII

The body of an Iraqi civilian killed during the battle for Diyala bridge lies next to a car in Baghdad, Iraq, April 7, 2003. Gary Knight/VII

The body of an Iraqi civilian killed during the battle for Diyala bridge lies next to a car in Baghdad, Iraq, April 7, 2003. Gary Knight/VII

In a cemetery near Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, a man leans over the body of a loved one as Iraqis dig up victims of Saddam Hussein’s regime, April 28, 2003. Two thousand people were buried with only a number to mark the graves. When a list of names corresponding to the numbers was released, families came to identify loved ones and to have a proper burial. Alexandra Boulat/VII

In a cemetery near Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, a man leans over the body of a loved one as Iraqis dig up victims of Saddam Hussein’s regime, April 28, 2003. Two thousand people were buried with only a number to mark the graves. When a list of names corresponding to the numbers was released, families came to identify loved ones and to have a proper burial. Alexandra Boulat/VII

A white horse wanders through Baghdad, Iraq, April 2003. Christopher Morris/VII

A white horse wanders through Baghdad, Iraq, April 2003. Christopher Morris/VII

Shiite family members exhume the bodies of relatives who were executed by the regime at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2003. The father of this family was imprisoned and killed for being overzealous in his following of the Shiite religion. Ron Haviv/VII

Shiite family members exhume the bodies of relatives who were executed by the regime at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2003. The father of this family was imprisoned and killed for being overzealous in his following of the Shiite religion. Ron Haviv/VII

American troops interrogate Iraqis in the vicinity of the home where Uday and Qusay Hussein were killed in a midday raid by U.S. troops in Mosul, Iraq, on July 23, 2003. Ed Kashi/VII

American troops interrogate Iraqis in the vicinity of the home where Uday and Qusay Hussein were killed in a midday raid by U.S. troops in Mosul, Iraq, on July 23, 2003. Ed Kashi/VII

An Iraqi woman killed by US Marines during the battle for the Diyala bridge is seen in Baghdad, Iraq, April 8, 2003. Instead of waiting for their snipers to correctly identify their target, Marines opened fire with machine guns and automatic rifles on a minibus of 2 women and 3 old men who were fleeing fighting in the center of the city. Gary Knight/VII

An Iraqi woman killed by US Marines during the battle for the Diyala bridge is seen in Baghdad, Iraq, April 8, 2003. Instead of waiting for their snipers to correctly identify their target, Marines opened fire with machine guns and automatic rifles on a minibus of 2 women and 3 old men who were fleeing fighting in the center of the city. Gary Knight/VII