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KIRKUK, IRAQ: Wooshiar Nasradeen was wounded in an explosion at the Abdullah Restaurant on December 11th, 2008 where he was working as a waiter...He has shrapnel in his throat, head, shoulder and his left arm is paralyzed...Kirkuk, the oil-rich city in northern Iraq, is home to Kurds, Arabs, Turkomen, Christians, Kakayi, and numerous other ethnicities. Since 2003, thousands of its residents have been killed or injured in terrorist attacks...As the US military leaves Iraq, the future of this violent and ethnically diverse city remains unsure...Photo by Pazhar Mohammad/Metrography