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• Reconstructing Umm Qasr: A year ago, the capture of Umm Qasr in Southern Iraq by U.S. and British troops at the southernmost tip of the country was celebrated as the first victory of the Iraq war. Today, the U.S.-led occupation authority points to Umm Qasr’s $98 million rehabilitation into a bustling center of commerce as one of the first victories of the reconstruction. Not all Iraqis agree. March 24, 2004

• A Family of Iraq: A year after the war in Iraq began, Karima Salman and her seven children continue to struggle with every day life in Baghdad. Prices for food and other goods have skyrocketed, jobs are scarce, and fear and despair linger. But Karima finds solace in God and her family as they try to rebuild life amid the country's ruins. March 12, 2004

• A New Pilgrimage: Since war ended in May and Iraq’s borders burst open, an estimated hundreds of thousands of visitors have braved the violence to travel to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala. And, many travel to these Iraqi cities as tourists and pilgrims. Here, Iranian tour buses arrive daily to the holy city of Najaf, bringing increased revenue, traffic and overcrowding to a city many consider as holy as Mecca. March 03, 2004

• Iraqis Working for a Living: In Iraq, creating jobs is just as important as fighting the insurgents. For U.S. Army Lt. Col. Hector Mirabile, the two tasks are one in the same. Many believe the success of the occupation will depend on the ability to keep Iraqis employed. February 20, 2004

• Iraqi Hospitals Lack Lifesaving Supplies: Once the envy of the Middle East, Iraqi hospitals now face critical shortages of basic medicine and equipment. February 20, 2004

• Jahi Chikwendiu - 1st Place Portfolio: In February 2004, The Washington Post's Jahi Chikwendiu won 1st place portfolio in "The Eyes of History" contest sponsored by the White House News Photographers' Association. We proudly present his winning portfolio. February 05, 2004

• Hunting Low-Tech Targets: The 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, C Company of the 307th Engineers Battalion are on the hunt in Iraq for more than just car bombs. The Army unit looks for the tools of the insurgency, the signature weapon which has been what the military calls an improvised explosive device, or IED. February 05, 2004

• Photographer of the Year: In February 2004, The Washington Post's Michael Robinson-Chavez was named Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers' Association. We proudly present his winning portfolio. February 03, 2004

• Green Beret Turned Army Chaplain: Dan Knight, a strapping Army captain with a shaved head and an awesome military resume, has traded his weapons for a military issue Bible. January 20, 2004

• Betting on the Ponies in Iraq: Throughbred horse racing, once a part of Iraq’s proud desert heritage and more recently a victim of its self-indulgent dictatorship, has made a rapid comeback since Saddam Hussein was toppled in April. January 09, 2004

• Black Iraq: In a downtrodden section of Basra, Iraqis of African descent live far from the centers of the country's life. January 07, 2004

• The Best of the Post 2003: In this annual retrospective representing the most visually compellng images from The Washington Post photographers, relive the events of 2003. December 24, 2003

• Iraqis Prepare to Defend and Serve: This Monday, December 15, the 1st battalion of the new Iraqi Army is scheduled for their first deployment. The men have been assigned to assist American troops with the 4th Infantry Division in running traffic checkpoints and the securing defense perimeters around bases in the eastern part of the country. In mid-February, they will serve as an independent unit under the command of the 101st Airborne Division. But as the recruits complete their final days of training, many of the new soldiers and their trainers say they still wonder: Are they ready? December 12, 2003

• Next Stop: Home: After back-to-back deployments, the 443rd Military Police Company, an Army reserve unit from Owenings Mills, Md., is heading home. The unit is coming up on two years of active duty, the last year in Baghdad, Iraq, which is the most any unit can be activated for one mission. December 04, 2003

• Inside the Baghdad ER: The largest U.S. Army Hospital in Iraq opened on April 10, and nearly all U.S. casualties have passed through its doors. November 24, 2003

• Fielding Hope in Montana: The Geraldine Tigers are a power in six-man football. The team has been to the state championship game eight times in the past 10 years. November 16, 2003

• Anxious and Unsettled: Mariam Jassam, 3, prays alongside her aunt, Suham Mohammed, at her aunt's home in Baghdad, where her family was living temporarily after their home was destroyed in March. November 07, 2003

• In Iraq, Weddings are Back: Before the war in Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s government tightly controlled the institution of marriage. Now, on Mondays and Thursdays, the streets of Baghdad are filled with the sounds of wedding music and celebratory gunfire. The U.S. occupation gave Iraqis the right to marry whom they -- or their families -- choose, and nearly twice as many couples are tying the knot from last year, according to civil servants. October 23, 2003

• Defending the Occupation: The U.S. military is pressing the attack against a stubborn Baathist resistance in the upper Sunni triangle that continues to enjoy considerable popular support and substantial financing from high levels of the former regime. October 22, 2003

• Lesson in Fear: At a Baghdad high School, bitter memories linger of the 1981 school year when Saddam Hussein's security forces arrested, tortured and executed at least 18 students for writing anti-government grafitti. October 17, 2003

• The Marsh Arabs Return Home: With the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, the marshes of southeastern Iraq have been returned to their natural state. During his presidency, Hussein had drained the wetlands to eliminate a hiding place for Shiite Muslims. Now, after engineers have re-flooded the area, the Marsh Arabs have returned home to reclaim their lives and their culture. October 10, 2003

• Shiites on the March: For the second straight day, Shiite Muslims in Baghad protested the arrest of a prominent cleric. U.S. authorities allege the cleric was engaged in anti-American activities. October 08, 2003

• Fault Lines: Deepening divisions between Iraq's principal ethnic and religious groups worry many Iraqis who fear that the nation may fracture. September 26, 2003

• Keeping the Lights On in Iraq: Just being able to keep Iraq’s aging power plants up and running has been a daily struggle. The failure to get new equipment to Baghdad South, more than five months after the first reconstruction teams arrived here, illustrates the dearth of planning, funding and coordination that has fettered the overall U.S. effort to rehabilitate Iraq. September 24, 2003

• Inside an Iraqi Jail: As U.S. soldiers struggle to help Iraqis establish a new legal system, a visit to the city jail in Karbala shows the challenges that lie ahead. September 06, 2003

• Baghdad Officer Laid to Rest: Friends and family took to the streets in Baghdad to mourn the death of Sa'ad Mohammed Abboudi, a police officer slain when a car bomb exploded outside the capital police headquarters. September 03, 2003

• A Nation Mourns: Tens of thousands of Iraqis mourn the Ayatollah Mohammed Bakir Hakim who was assassinated August 29 when a car bomb killed 95 people at the Imam Ali mosque in Najaf. After a three day procession from Baghdad to the holy Shiite city of Najaf, the revered cleric's brother denounced the U.S. occupation authority who he says was responsible for security and allowed the bombing to happen. September 02, 2003

• Iraqis Mourn Cleric's Death: Thousands of Iraqis filled the streets of Baghdad on Sunday to grieve over a prominent Shiite cleric who was killed Friday in a bomb blast at a Najaf mosque. August 31, 2003

• Najaf Grieves: The day after a car bomb killed at least 95 other people, grief and rage swept the city of Najaf as thousands mourned the death of the country's leading Shiite cleric. August 30, 2003

• Patience in Basra: In Basra, Iraq, residents confront violence, shortages, and poverty as they struggle to maintain normal lives under the occupation. August 23, 2003

• Growing Pains for the New Iraq: After years of totalitarian rule, war and U.N. sanctions, Iraqis are struggling to get their country back on its feet. Crime, unemployment, lack of basic services plague the Iraqi people and fuel a resentment that haunts the U.S. occupation authority. Washington Post foreign correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran narrates scenes of Iraqi life under occupation taken by Post photographer Andrea Bruce Woodall. August 15, 2003

• Kurdistan Guards Its Gains: In the new Iraq, the once-rebellious Kurds look for unity and compromise to preserve their way of life. August 08, 2003

• Halabja After the Nightmare: Devastated by a 1988 poison gas attack from Saddam Hussein's army that killed 5,000 people, the northern Iraqi town of Halabja is now peaceful and pro-American. August 06, 2003

• Palestinians' Uncertain Future: Before the fall of Saddam Hussein, Palestinian refugees enjoyed a measure of privilege in Iraq. Palestinians received free housing and became a Hussein cause celebre, a symbol for the affliction of Arabs everywhere. But now with Hussein banished, many Palestinians like Fedwa Abdul Ghani and her daughter Najat Hassan, pictured at a makeshift camp in Baghdad, face an uncertain future. July 31, 2003

• Easing the Occupation: In Fallujah’s mosques, markets and main streets, the unbridled anger and hostility that characterized the past three months has given way to a nervous peace, prompting both Iraqis and Americans here to suggest that the once-infamous city could serve as a national example of how to make the U.S. occupation more palatable to Iraqis. July 28, 2003

• The Soldiers of Ward 57: Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been treating wounded soldiers since the beginning of the century, expanding and contracting with the rhythms of war. Nearly 600 soldiers have passed through the center during Operation Iraqi Freedom. July 19, 2003

• Eyes on the War: The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was one of the most intensely photographed wars of our time. Hear from 24 photojournalists about what it took to capture the images here. July 07, 2003

• Among the Shiites: With the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq's Shiite clerics are staking their claim to power-- and competing fiercely with each other to lead the country's largest religious grouping. June 25, 2003

• In Iraq, the Fight for Home: In northern Iraq, the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has deepened the conflict between Kurds and Arabs. The Kurds have returned to forcibly reclaim properties turned over to Arabs by Hussein's government. The displaced Arabs often have no place to go. The returning Kurds sometimes find their former homes have been destroyed. June 18, 2003

• Among the Trash People: Families live and work in a garbage dump near Baghdad scouring the piles of trash in order to earn about $1 a day by collecting recycleable material. June 06, 2003

• Searching High and Low: Despite the supreme confidence of the Bush administration that evidence of weapons of mass destruction would be found, special U.S. search teams, equipped with state-of-the-art field labs are leaving Iraq disappointed. To date, their search for Saddam Hussein's notorious weapons program has been fruitless. May 09, 2003

• Iraqis Unearth Secret Graves: Ending more than a decade of fearful silence, Iraqis in the town of Hilla directed U.S. troops and neighbors with missing relatives to the sites of two mass graves filled with bodies of Shiites taken prisoner after the 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein. May 05, 2003

• Two More Civilians Killed in Fallujah: The second clash between U.S. forces and a crowd of angry demonstrators in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in the last three days left another two Iraqi civilians dead and 14 wounded. April 30, 2003

• Iraqi Protest Turns Deadly: U.S. forces opened fire on a crowd of Iraqi demonstrators in Fallujah, killing 13 civilians and injuring 75 others. Military officials say the soldiers only fired after some in the crowd began throwing rocks and shooting their weapons. Iraqi witnesses say the Americans responded disproportionately to the danger posed by the 200 protestors. April 29, 2003

• Back to School in Baghdad: In war-ravaged Baghdad, children and teachers return to the classroom. April 28, 2003

• Deadly Munitions Explosion in Baghdad: A thunderous explosion at an ammunition dump on Baghdad's outskirts early Saturday left six Iraqis dead and four wounded. U.S. officials said the blast was triggered when an unknown attacker fired an incendiary device in the weapons cache. April 26, 2003

• Shiites Mourn Prophet's Grandson's Death: Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims journeyed on foot to the holy city of Karbala to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. For many pilgrims, the gathering symbolized their newfound freedom from the religious oppression of Saddam Hussein's regime. April 22, 2003

• Evicting the Arabs: Arab villagers go homeless as Kurds forcibly reclaim properties taken over by Saddam Hussein's government 30 years ago. April 21, 2003

• Searching for Loved Ones: Many Iraqis have begun the seach for missing loved ones. April 19, 2003

• A Shiite Revival: After 35 years of oppression at the hands of the Baath Party, Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority is experiencing a revival that will most likely shape the destiny of a postwar Iraq. The end of Saddam HusseinΥs rule has unleashed a sweeping and boisterous celebration of their faith, from Baghdad to Basra. April 19, 2003

• Najaf's City of the Dead: With the end of fighting, Iraqi Shiite families bring dead family members to the holy city of Najaf for burial. The vast cemetery in the shadow of the Holy Shrine of the Prophet Ali is a favored final resting place for Shiites. April 18, 2003

• Hussein Defaced: In Baghdad the ubiquitous images of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein suffer from the revenge at the hands of the people he suppressed. April 18, 2003

• Baghdad Bank Robberies Foiled: A joint operation between U.S. Forces and Iraqi police foiled robberies at Baghdad's Central Bank and at the Rasheed Bank. April 16, 2003

• Hussein's Influence Pervades Tikrit: In Tikrit, which was the last significant stronghold of Saddam Hussein's government, the fear that defined his three-decade Baath Party rule is as pervasive as it ever was. April 15, 2003

• Rounding Up Looters: After routing the Iraqi army from Baghdad, U.S. Marines found themselves with the job of ridding the city of bandits. April 14, 2003

• Baghdadis Air Their Grievances: Some Iraqis see the U.S. presence in Baghdad as a blessing. Others view it as occupation. They come to see the Marines near the Sheraton/Palestine downtown hotel complex and make their pleas. April 14, 2003

• Museum and Offices Plundered: At the Iraq Museum, where priceless antiquities had been wrapped in foam and secured in windowless storage rooms to protect them against American bombs, an army of looters perpetrated what war did not. April 12, 2003

• U.S. Forces Exert Control in Kirkuk: U.S. Forces showed their presence in Kirkuk by parading down the main street as Kurdish pesh merga fighter kept their promise and began to leave the northern city. April 12, 2003

• Chaos at Saddam Hospital: Doctors at Saddam Hospital work feverishly to treat the continuous stream of wounded Baghdad residents, stopping only to dig shallow graves in the hospital's garden to bury the war dead until relatives claim their remains. April 12, 2003

• U.S. Takes Control of Kirkuk: The day after the Iraqi city of Kirkuk was taken by Kurdish forces, U.S. troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade moved into the city to take control. While the soldiers were greeted with cheers, looting continued mostly unchecked in other parts of the city. April 11, 2003

• Lawlessness Continues in Baghdad: The U.S. Marines who helped push Saddam Hussein from power are spending their time discouraging looting, patrolling streets and destroying discarded weapons. April 11, 2003

• The Fall of Kirkuk: As Kurdish fighters take over the northern Iraq city, the people celebrate, sing and loot. April 10, 2003

• Kurds Celebrate Hussein's Faltering Fortunes: News from the front that Saddam Hussein's regime was on its last legs triggered joyous celebrations among the residents of Ibril in northern Iraq. Demonstrators hit the streets, waving flags and chanting pro-Kurdish slogans. April 09, 2003

• Kurds Celebrate Hussein's Faltering Fortunes: News from the front that Saddam Hussein's regime was on its last legs triggered joyous celebrations among the residents of Ibril in northern Iraq. Demonstrators hit the streets, waving flags and chanting pro-Kurdish slogans. April 09, 2003

• Kurds Celebrate Hussein's Faltering Fortunes: News from the front that Saddam Hussein's regime was on its last legs triggered joyous celebrations among the residents of Ibril in northern Iraq. Demonstrators hit the streets, waving flags and chanting pro-Kurdish slogans. April 09, 2003

• A Beleaguered Basra: A group of Basra citizens plead with British troops for access to a water truck. A chronic water shortage and looting in various sections has led to a sense of anarchy in the embattled city. April 08, 2003

• Ethnic Rift Alters Northern War: On land that has been claimed and reclaimed several times over decades, the latest changing of hands appears to be taking place. Kurds, with U.S. help, are retaking towns and territory seized by Saddam Hussein that they have long considered theirs. April 08, 2003

• Looting in Basra: After intense fighting for control of Basra, British troops enter the city and joyous residents take part in looting. April 07, 2003

• Kurdish Convoy Hit by 'Friendly Fire': In the worst such incident of the war, two U.S. jets bombed a convoy of Kurdish and U.S. troops Sunday near Dibagah, Iraq, killing at least 18 Kurdish fighters and also apparently one U.S. Special Operations soldier. April 06, 2003

• Watching from the North: With a steady stream of American cable news as encouragement, Kurds in Iraq's northern "no-fly" zone rejoice in the images Baghdad under fire. April 05, 2003

• Water and War: Thirsty residents of the biggest Iraqi city under allied control scramble for something to drink. April 03, 2003

• Citizens Carry On Amid Fighting: Activity in the southern Iraqi town of Basra seems almost normal, like an ordinary market day, were it not for the British soldiers conducting searches of vehicles and pedestrians. March 31, 2003

• Ansar Terror Camp Destroyed: Kurdish militia forces, with U.S. air support, overran an Islamic extremist enclave with possible ties to al Qaeda in northern Iraq. March 30, 2003

• Kurds, U.S. Forces Rout al Qaeda Fighters: Pesh merga warriors, aided by U.S. Special Forces, took control of the northern city of Biyara from the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam on March 28. March 28, 2003

• Mourning Jordanians Vent Anger at U.S.: A funeral held Thursday, March 27, in Hakamah, Jordan, for the victim of an errant U.S. missile turned into a passionate show of support for Iraq. March 27, 2003

• Anxious to Return Home: Outside the city of Kalar, Iraq, roughly 70 miles northeast of Baghdad. Kurds anxiously wait out the war. While some families continued to flee to the safety of the mountains, some headed back to their home cities, disappointed that the war will take longer than expected. March 26, 2003

• Missile Attack in Kurdish Iraq: After the United States unleashed a Tomahawk missile attack on territory held by the Islamic radical group al Ansar, the fundamentalists responded with a suicide bombing that killed three people. March 22, 2003

• Kurds Poised to Join War: In the northern Iraq city of Chamchamal, Kurdish guerrillas have sent their families to the safety of the country and taken up arms in preparation to join the fight against Saddam Hussein. March 20, 2003

• At Ease in Kuwait: As war against Iraq looms, middle-class residents of Kuwaiti hang out at the beach and mall wondering what the United States is up to. March 18, 2003

• Baghdad Readies For Invasion, Rebellion:  March 17, 2003

• Finding Faith: On the eve of war, religious sentiment is overshadowing the secularism that once defined Iraq. Through speeches, symbols and slogans, Hussein's government has increasingly turned to Islam in its search for legitimacy, playing down the Arab nationalism that once served as its ideology. Many of it's people - Shiite Muslims and Sunnis, along with a small Christian minority - have turned to faith, desperate for respite from the misery of war and more than a decade of sanctions. March 14, 2003

• The Face on the Target: As Baghdad prepares for war, Saddam Hussein's image is everywhere. March 13, 2003

• Baghdad's Faded Glory: Traumatized by authoritarian rule, two devastating wars, sanctions and the imminent threat of invasion, Baghdad has been reduced to surviving on nostalgia. March 07, 2003

• A Show of Force in Baghdad: Three thousand newly graduated police cadets, armed with automatic rifles and rocket launchers, paraded through central Baghdad on March 5. March 05, 2003

• A Chance to Exel That's Perfect Pitch: At the Al Nour Wal Amal Association in Heliopolis, Egypt, blind women discover their musical talents in orchestral performance. They learn to play several instruments, music theory, ear training and how to read music written in Braille. February 21, 2003

• Brotherhood: Muslims in the Arab world celebrate a common holiday this month, and share the common specter of war in the region. February 16, 2003

• Photographer of the Year: The Washington Post's Andrea Bruce Woodall was named Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers' Association. We proudly present her winning portfolio. February 11, 2003

• Best of the Post 2002: In this annual retrospective representing the most visually compellng image from The Washington Post photographers, relive the events of 2002. December 26, 2002

• A Day in the Life of Africa: A Day in the life of Africa draws together the talents of 95 of the world’s top photojournalists. On February 28.2002, these photographers from 26 countries fanned out across the entire African continent of a historic 24-hour photo shoot. Their mission; to capture in a single day images of hope that celebrate a vast, vibrant continent in transition. November 01, 2002

• The Festival of St. Anthony: Sights and sounds from the Feast of Saint Anthony, an annual festival held in New York’s Little Italy and back in the Old Country. May 21, 2002

• Colombia's Widening War: As civil war grows in this South American country, two galleries on the country's "Leaders and People" and "War and Drugs" put a human face on the conflict. April 09, 2002

• The Struggle for Kashmir: The beautiful mountainous region of northern India is the prize in a vicious struggle between Indian government and Islamic militants. Two photo galleries provide a look at the land and people of Kashmir and the conflict that dominated the region for the past 45 years. February 28, 2002

• The Best of the Post 2001: From the National Zoo's new pandas to the Pentagon under attack, relive the local and international events of 2001 through the eyes of The Washington Post. January 02, 2002

• War Zone Eyewitness: In Afghanistan, Washington Post photographers Lucian Perkins and Lois Raimondo photograph the U.S.-led war and the people whose lives were transformed by it. November 27, 2001

• By Edict of the Taliban: The Women of Kabul: From the camera of Nina Berman, this gallery of photographs taken in Kabul in 1998 chronicles the lives of women under the Taliban. November 20, 2001

• Living Faith: Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia: Explore the role of Muslim schools, mosques, family, villages and cities in shaping what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. November 13, 2001

• Under Siege: From the camera of Associated Press new photographer Lefteris Pitarakis comes a chronicle of a year of violence and pain in the Middle East. November 02, 2001

• Kentlands: Thirty minutes north of Washington, Kentlands, a "neotraditional" neighborhood built in Gaithersburg, Md., stands as testament to the way New Urbanist architects and developers are reshaping America's suburbs. October 24, 2001

• After the Fall: The Washington Post Magazine's special issue on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. October 05, 2001

• Legacy of Terror: Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the September 11 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, has also been linked to the bombing of U.S. interests in Africa, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. September 19, 2001

• Battlefield Parks: Panoramic images of Civil War battlefields around Gettysburg. September 04, 2001

• INVISIBLE JOURNEYS: The Experience of Global Migration: Washington Post photographer Lucian Perkins photographs the often hidden route carrying thousands of migrants accross boarders in search of better lives. August 24, 2001

• Siberia Diary: In a month-long journey across the vast and abundant frontier of eastern Russia, Washington Post photographer Lucian Perkins photographs the people and places that make Siberia unique. August 13, 2001

• Sarajevo Self-Portrait: The View From Inside: Unlike so many wartime pictures from Sarajevo, this gallery presents images by people who are in the war, not just observing it. What distinguishes their work from that of visiting photojournalists is its connection to their anger, to their occasional celebration, and to their fears. July 13, 2001

• Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?: The female athlete exerts force, realizes power, and expresses grace and precision. Images of these moments redefine how female athletes are seen today. June 26, 2001

• Fathers: Energetic and tender moments in the lives of men with their children worldwide are captured by Washington Post photographers and celebrate the critical role of fathers. June 14, 2001

• Peru Close Up: Over the past decade The Post's Michael Robinson-Chavez made photographing Peru a personal mission. As Peru voted for a new president on June 3, his photographs evoke the diverse nation that is seeking to restore democracy after the massive corruption charges that brought down former president Alberto Fujimori. May 24, 2001

• Images of Mothers Worldwide: Washington Post photographers record images of mothers that point to their vastly differing experiences yet remind us of the quality mothers everywhere share. May 21, 2001

• The Best of the Post 2000: In 2000, Washington Post photojournalists pursued stories around the region and the world, bringing people and issues alive with powerful pictures. This gallery features selected images submitted to some of the most esteemed contests in news photography. February 23, 2001

• U Street in Focus: For much of the early 20th century, U Street was the mecca of African American culture in Washington. Through pictures and sounds, photojournalist Morris Weintraub examines the contemporary reality of this historically significant community, in celebration of Black History Month. February 13, 2001

• The New Yugoslavia: While some observers described the ouster of president Slobodan Milosevic as a "revolution," many people in Yugoslavia speak less exuberantly about "the changes" or "what happened on October 5." On the eve of the December 23 Serbian parliamentary elections, videographer Travis Fox explored life in the new Yugoslavia. December 22, 2000

• The Body Hunters: In a six-part series, the Post examines the booming, poorly regulated system of international drug testing. Dominated by private interests, the system often betrays its promises to patients and consumers. December 18, 2000

• Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train: Photographer Paul Fusco accompanied the funeral train that carried Robert F. Kennedy's body from New York to Washington for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. November 09, 2000

• Crossing the Threshold: On Oct. 31 a Soyuz rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying its first full-time residents. November 01, 2000

• Speak Truth to Power: Kek Galabru and 16 other human rights activists from around the world tell their stories to Kerry Kennedy Cuomo. With photographs by Eddie Adams. September 18, 2000

• Timba Brave: Cuban Dance Music: The innovative Cuban dance music that fuses elements of jazz, funk and hip-hop with traditional Latin rhythms to create a unique sound- one that has already won international acclaim. August 24, 2000

• Opera Camp: Summer of Note: Thirty children attended the Washington Opera's 2000 Opera Camp for Kids and capped their experience by performing "Brundibar." August 18, 2000

• 'FREE OUR PEOPLE': Demanding a Course of Action: Bobby Coward, Kyle Glozier, Spitfire, and Linda Anthony share a common cause as members of ADAPT -- American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today - invoking change. July 26, 2000

• Thou Shalt Not Kill: The fire that killed 330 churchgoers in rural Uganda on March 17 was the culmination of a horrifying crime: a series of mass murders directed at pious believers in the Ten Commandments--apparently perpretrated by the two leaders of the sect. At least 725 people were killed. June 16, 2000

• Return to Normandy: John Polyniak, 80, of Baltimore was a 24-year-old Army sergeant when he waded, under fire, through waist high surf onto Omaha Beach, in the first wave of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France, June 6, 1944. June 08, 2000

• Nightmare in a City of Dreams: Irma Angelica Rosales, 12, arrived in Ciudad Juarez with dreams of working in an American factory. She would become a sophisticated city girl and send money back home to her ailing parents. But only a few weeks after her arrival in the border city, all would go wrong. June 05, 2000

• Among the Zoroastrians: Founded in Persia probably around 7th century B.C., Zoroastrianism emerged as a dominant religion until the rise of Islam in the 7th century A.D.. May 21, 2000

• The Other War: The Brutal civil war in Sierra Leone. May 12, 2000

• The Hubble Cosmos: POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE: On April 25, 1990, NASA's $2 billion Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit on a mission to transform humanity's view of the heavens. April 27, 2000

• Carol Guzy: Bearing Witness 1989-1999: The art of Carol Guzy's photojournalism, exhibited in these eight photo galleries, evokes human-scale emotions of respect, fear, sympathy, surprise and sorrow. April 01, 2000

• Sudan Peace Conference: After 40 years of civil war, Dinka and Nuer tribes seek peace in Sudan. Washington Post photographer Michel duCille chronicles the conference. July 30, 1999

• Mandela: Journey of a Nation: A retrospective of the life of Nelson Mandela. June 30, 1999