September 6, 2007
By Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell
New construction projects can be spotted in and around Fallujah.
Gen. David H. Petraeus and Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi lead a large group of Iraqi and Coalition officials, security personnel and media through a Fallujah neighborhood Sept. 1.
Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi talks to Fallujah policemen during a visit to the city with Gen. David H. Petraeus. The policemen and local sheiks greeted Hashimi with their country's flag, wrapping it around his shoulders.
Iraqi street vendors show off their concoctions to passersby.
A few people stop to watch a passing foot patrol led by Gen. David H. Petraeus, while others continue with their shopping in a busy Fallujah commercial district.
Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, stops to enjoy a fruit smoothie with an Iraqi boy while walking through a Fallujah market area Sept. 1.
Vendors and customers stop to pause as Gen. David H. Petraeus makes his way through a crowded Fallujah market area Sept. 1.
Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi stops to shake hands with local youths during a Sept. 1 walk through a Fallujah neighborhood with Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander.
An Iraqi child peeks under a gate in front of a Fallujah home for a look at a passing foot patrol led by Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq.