Reuters’ Iconic Images of the Iraq War

Nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein and with the U.S. military officially ending its war in Iraq, we take a look back at how Reuters photographers covered the conflict and captured defining images of the war. The mission cost nearly 4,500 American and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives. The question of whether it was worth it all is yet unanswered.

(Previously on Fotojournalismus: Getty Images’ Most Memorable Photos From The Iraq War)

Photos : 

#1 : Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2007. The numbers on Casilio’s face represent the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

#2 : An aerial view of the village of Kahtaniya, one of two villages struck by garbage trucks packed with explosives, west of Mosul, northwest of Baghdad August 16, 2007. Angry members of a minority sect said they feared annihilation and pleaded for help, after suicide attackers killed scores in possibly the worst such bomb attack of the Iraq conflict. (Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters)

#3 : An Iraqi baby lies in a cradle while a woman argues with U.S. soldiers of 1/8 Bravo Company searching for weapons, explosives and information about militants in the area during a foot patrol in a neighborhood of Mosul June 26, 2008. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

#4 : A resident gestures as he talks to a U.S. soldier from 2nd Brigade combat team, 82nd Airborne on patrol in Baghdad’s Adhamiya district January 5, 2008. (Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters)

#5 : An Iraqi man sits against a mural based on the scandal of prisoners abuse in the prison of Abu Ghraib in the Shi’ites suburb of Sadr city in Baghdad May 27, 2004. (Ali Jasim/Reuters)

#6 : An Iraqi girl holds her hands up while U.S. and Iraqi soldiers search her family house in Baquba early June 30, 2007. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

#7 : An Iraqi man suspected of having explosives in his car is held after being arrested by the U.S army near Baquba, Iraq, October 15, 2005. (Jorge Silva/Reuters)