The Tribune 

Gulf War II — in pictures
March 23, 2003

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St. Pepe Ramirez of Spring, Texas (L), from the CSSC 117, a part of the Marine Corps, greets an elderly Iraqi man as he makes contact with local people in southern Iraq near the town of Basra on March 22, 2003. US Marine tanks battled Iraqi forces on the western outskirts of Basra on Saturday, a US Marine captain said. óReuters