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KIRKUK, IRAQ: Tahir Mohammad, a vegetable seller, was 3 meters away from the explosion in Shorja market on June 30th, 2009. It broke his right leg and burned his back...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