M. Scott Mahaskey, a photographer
with the Army Times newspaper, has been traveling with U.S.
troops in Iraq who are trying to protect innocents and stave
off attacks from insurgents. These are some of the moments he's
In temperatures reaching 120 degrees, SPC James
Folkers, 22, of Athens, Penn., and 2nd Platoon, F Troop, 4th
Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, takes rest and water during
a 12 hour gun battle against Iraq insurgents, June 17, 2004,
in an area south of Baqubah, Iraq.