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FLOATER- BASRA, IRAQ - 8/4/03 -A prostitute is led away from the brothel where she worked after a mob attacked brothels and beer sellers in the Old Basra neighborhood of Basra, Iraq 8/4/03. The mob, made up of men and boys from the neighborhood and a few Islamists, threw stones at many of the prostitutes as they ran for their lives. The mob also set fire to several of the businesses. In recent weeks there has been an increase in attacks on businesses that sell alcohol in Basra and some brothels have been attacked with hand grenades.
(Photo by Matt Moyer)
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FLOATER- BASRA, IRAQ - 8/4/03 -A prostitute is led away from the brothel where she worked after a mob attacked brothels and beer sellers in the Old Basra neighborhood of Basra, Iraq 8/4/03.  The mob, made up of men and boys from the neighborhood and a few Islamists, threw stones at many of the prostitutes as they ran for their lives. The mob also set fire to several of the businesses. In recent weeks there has been an increase in attacks on businesses that sell alcohol in Basra and some brothels have been attacked with hand grenades.<br />
(Photo by Matt Moyer)