Iraq: Iraq Rebuilding: 01182013_Becherer_IraqDawn001

A crane worker stands on top of a blast wall while helping to move it to open al Kifah Street and the border between the Sunni and Shia parts of the Fadhil neighborhood of Baghdad. The Fadhil neighborhood was a center of sectarian and militia activity but security has improved in the neighborhood enough to take down the blast wall on the main street that is traditionally a shopping area for basic industrial goods. Members of the Sunni and Shiite Awakening councils, Iraqi military and U.S. Army came together after iftar, the meal breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan, to celebrate the event.
Baghdad, Iraq

A crane worker stands on top of a blast wall while helping to move it to open al Kifah Street and the border between the Sunni and Shia parts of the Fadhil neighborhood of Baghdad. The Fadhil neighborhood was a center of sectarian and militia activity but security has improved in the neighborhood enough to take down the blast wall on the main street that is traditionally a shopping area for basic industrial goods. Members of the Sunni and Shiite Awakening councils, Iraqi military and U.S. Army came together after iftar, the meal breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan, to celebrate the event.