Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair/VII
The Day After: One of Iraq's iconic scenes of conflict, this was the Canal Hotel 24 hours after the U.N. headquarters there had been eviscerated, when only a man and a machine were left combing through the rubble. "I don't think they found anybody," says Sinclair. A day earlier, she had arrived on the scene soon after the deadly explosion to find chaos. She remembers it now as "the first major signifier that things were turning for the worse."