Water for a Parched Land

By Tech. Sgt. Maria J. BareMarch 23, 2007

An Iraqi child holds a stuffed animal that was given to him by U.S. Soldiers prior to the opening of the water project. He and others are benefiting from the project.
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Soldiers and residents tour the new water treatment plant.
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Lt. Col. Drew Meyerowich speaks to Sheik Ibrahim, the Muqtar of Mahuz, about ways to use government channels to solve other infrastructure problems.
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Iraqi residents pose for a photo during the opening of the water treatment plant.
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Soldiers provide security during the opening of the water treatment plant.
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Soldiers pass out soccer balls to Iraqi children prior to the opening of the water project.
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An Iraqi policeman poses with his baby prior to the opening of the water project.
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The Iraqi director general of water for Kirkuk describes the capabilities of the new water treatment plant.
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(From left) Iraqi Sheik Ibrahim, Muqtar of Mahuz; Col. Patrick Stackpole, commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division; Jim Bigus, Department of State principal officer, Kirkuk Branch Office; and Sheik Khalaf of Hawijah, chief of reconstruction, cut the ribbon during a ceremony celebrating the opening of the new water treatment plant.
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