The Cost of Liberty
Editor's Warning: Contains Adult Content.
With her hair dyed blonde and wearing blue-eyed contact lenses to make herself more attractive to potential clients, 23 year-old Halla Muhammed Maarouf walks down the street dressed for work. Halla has been supporting her two children, her parents, her brothers and struggling extended family members by working as a prostitute in Baghdad since last summer.
| Andrea Bruce Woodall The Washington Post|