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An ammunition specialist examines a 105mm armor- piercing round to be used in an M-1 Abrams main battle tank. The object on the nose of the round is a sabot, a cover that protects and stabilizes the round's needle-like depleted uranium penetrator, then falls away as the projectile leaves the gun barrel. DoD Photo

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Six-year-old Grace Robison, wearing a tee-shirt with a photo of her father, 1st Lt. Mike Robison, hugs her mother Candance Robison at an anti-war protest in Crawford, Texas where President Bush is vacationing, August 23, 2003. Robison's father is currently in Falujah, Iraq has been deployed since March and is now not scheduled to return to the U.S. until mid-December. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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It's 122 degrees in the shade. The temperature in the Iraqi capital—already superheated by resistance to the American occupation—has danced around that enervating, shoe-sole frying figure for days now. This year, with electricity in short supply after the war, what is normally a nuisance has become a catalyst for violence that raises the deadly threat facing U.S. and British soldiers. (U.S. Army)

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Palestinian boys run away after throwing stones at an Israeli tank during an army operation in the West Bank city of Jenin August 23, 2003. The Palestinian Authority said it would crack down on militants only if Israel halted military action in Palestinian areas, brushing aside U.S. demands and putting the onus on Washington to save a peace plan. REUTERS/Saeed Dahlah

September 2003 • Vol 3, No. 8 •