"IRAQ'S LOST PEOPLE"
During the reign of Saddam Hussein, Hundreds of
political opponents were executed in prisons; while thousands more, mostly
Shiites were buried in mass graves in the south. The terror he created
prevented anyone from asking questions when a relative went missing. With the
fall of the brutal leader, Iraqis went searching. They watched as the dead
were unearthed by the thousands in the killing fields near Hilla. Those
coming to identify loved ones could finally begin to put the past to rest. In
the town of Mussaib, over 400 bodies recovered from mass graves are brought
to the Isamic Youth Center, where families walk among the dead in search of
their missing relatives.