Amazing Photo From Iraq, Amazing Photojournalism Blog
Posted by infinitygoods on November 9, 2007
“Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome,” — Michael Yon
Michael Yon is making this photograph available to media outlets, such as print publications and cable and television news broadcasts, at no cost for a limited period of time. For more information, please contact his site here.
Praise the Lord, St. John’s church in Baghdad is not only reopened, but it did so with the help of Christians and Muslims working together!
Michael Yon, a freelance photojournalist reporting from Baghdad has brought the above photo to the Internet along with his online magazine using a WordPress blog documenting the war in Iraq. He is doing photojournalism at its best — the way it should be done — the way we are not seeing it done in the mass media today.
I hope you are interested in seeing real photos from the trenches and that you will jump to Michael’s site. With the photo above Michael sends a message from the Iraqis. They “asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. “Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.”
“Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers.”
I must tell you this is the same message I heard from an American Navy nurse, our deacon’s daughter, who was stationed in Iraq. She too said the Iraqis were thankful that Americans were there and that we should not believe what is said in the liberal mass media.
Cheers to Michael for the photos. Cheers to the Christians and Muslims who worked together to reopen St. John’s Church in Baghdad. And Praise our Lord!
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