Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Baghdad: After the Storm: LA_110730Baghdad_011

Starting at 6 a.m., women in west Baghdad jostle for kerosene rations. Hundreds line up; many leave empty-handed after waiting all day. Chronic shortages of water, electricity, and fuel have sparked protests. Says one Baghdad resident: “People wish we were still under Saddam. At least we knew what to expect.”

Starting at 6 a.m., women in west Baghdad jostle for kerosene rations. Hundreds line up; many leave empty-handed after waiting all day. Chronic shortages of water, electricity, and fuel have sparked protests. Says one Baghdad resident: “People wish we were still under Saddam. At least we knew what to expect.”