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Oil well firefighters, Iraq, 2003

Oil well firefighters, Iraq, 2003

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PETER MENZEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MENZEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Successful firefighters touching noses in congratulations after extinguishing and capping a blazing oil well in Iraq's Rumeilah Oil Field. These firefighters are from the Kuwait Wild Well Killers (KWWK), a division of the Kuwait Oil Company. Several oil wells were set on fire by retreating Iraqi troops when coalition forces invaded Iraq. Photographed in March 2003.

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