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According to Human Rights Watch, more than 300,000 people disapperad in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, mostly Shiites muslims in the South and Kurdish people in the North.

Immediataly after the fall of Saddam Hussein in April 2003, I spent three weeks documenting the uncovering of mass graves dotted all over Iraq.

Most of these images were taken in a small village near Hillah, 60 miles south of Baghdad, were up to 15,000 Shiites muslims were executed, some of them buried alive, because they had no bullet wounds.

People searched desperately for anything that could help identify the dead, such ID cards, wallets, eyeglasses, and in most cases they did.