Drew Brown ©Stars and StripesIraq, August, 2007: Staff Sgt. Cory West, 29, of Pelham, Ga., watches as an Iraqi child tries on his sunglasses. West was waiting outside a meeting with a local sheik to discuss the formation of a concerned local citizens' group in al Jarra, a mostly Sunni town on the Tigris River about 20 miles southeast of Baghdad.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2007 story about al Jarra.

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