This building was a main telephone exchange and was used as an Iraqi communications center. Photos taken March 13, 1991
Trucks of all kinds are highly decorated and personalized in the Middle East. Note the oil smoke in the background, although we're looking east more than 90 degrees away from the oil fields.
This is a supermarket where relief supplies were being distributed. Just before I took these pictures there was a burst of weapons fire from the vicinity of the large crowd. We later heard that the Kuwaitis fired "to calm the crowd." Works for me - you can't get much calmer than cardiac arrest.
Created January 10, 2000; Last Update January 12, 2000
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