Tensions Rise in Iraqi Town As Pilgrimage Nears

Soldiers stand guard in front of a municipal building in Nakhib, Iraq. Image by David Enders. Iraq, 2011.

As Iraqis prepare to travel to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage, a small village on the road to Saudi Arabia has become a major source of tension. The town is contested by rival provinces and the area has been the scene of violence in recent years. David Enders reports from Nakhib, in western Iraq.