Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Baghdad: After the Storm: LA_110730Baghdad_005

Pedestrians navigate Al Jumhuriyah Street, where 12-foot blast walls shield markets on either side. Shoppers skirt the walls and slip between concrete blocks to enter the animal market (at right) and the Shorjah bazaar (at left), where bomb attacks occurred during the years of sectarian conflict.

Pedestrians navigate Al Jumhuriyah Street, where 12-foot blast walls shield markets on either side. Shoppers skirt the walls and slip between concrete blocks to enter the animal market (at right) and the Shorjah bazaar (at left), where bomb attacks occurred during the years of sectarian conflict.