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Oil well fire clean-up. Firefighters surveying the area around a recently-extinguished oil well fire in Iraq. These firefighters are from the Kuwait Oil Company's Kuwait Wild Well Killers (KWWK). Retreating Iraqi troops set fire to several well heads in the Rumeilah Oil Field in southern Iraq during the coalition invasion in March 2003. The area around this well head will be cleaned before the gusher is stopped with drilling mud. Photographed in March 2003.
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