Zoriah: War Photographer Diaries: Fourth Of July Message

A Message from Zoriah: I would like to wish a happy Fourth of July to all of the Marines, soldiers, and military personel who struggle to survive and bring order in a chaotic situation in Iraq.

I would like to wish a happy Fourth to their families back home, and also to all of the Iraqi’s and Afghans who live day in and day out in a climate of uncertainty and fear.

May all of you find peace and unity and return to your lives, families, and children safe and unharmed.

I have been banned from documenting the conflict in Fallujah and Anbar Province by the US Marine Corps and am currently waiting in Baghdad's Green Zone to find out if I will blacklisted completely and forced to leave Iraq. Unconfirmed sources tell me that this issue has gone all the way up to General Petraeus. I stand firm in that I have been unjustly censored by the US Military for reporting strictly under the guidelines given to me.

A big thanks from me to all of the US Marines and their families who have emailed me and voiced their support of the post and of the issue as a whole.

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words and images by Zoriah

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Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
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