Peaceful board game reflects declining violence in Iraq
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson
Stars and Stripes reporter James Warden photographs a game of checkers between Lt. Col. Christopher Vanek, commander, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regt., and Hawijah's Sons of Iraq contractor Khalaf Ibrahim Ali, in a downtown market recently. The game was meant to help convince local Iraqis the time is right to start leading normal lives again.
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