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Life in Iraq can be both rewarding and trying. These photographs depict what life is like for U.S. troops and Iraqis serving and living in the war-torn country.

A Marine with the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines Regiment, stands post at BP Hue City in the Syrian border town of Husaybah.

An Iraqi Army soldier patrols a rural town outside Fallujah.

An Iraqi boy walks past weapons stacked against a wall.

A young Iraqi boy carries a dead chicken in the marketplace of Husaybah.

Two Iraqi children watch from their doorway as a U.S. Marine patrol passes in front of their house.

A Marine shows off his newly-renovated hooch after troops from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, moved into BP Hue City in Husaybah.

U.S. Marines at night in their outpost near Fallujah.


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