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Last Updated: Monday March 21 2005 17:51 GMT

In pictures: Children in Iraq

Iraqi children playing on an old gun
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Life in Iraq is very different for children, with these three kids perfectly happy playing on an old gun
Children playing nearing a truck on fire in Iraq
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These children don't seem too bothered by the truck that's on fire behind them
A child in a car in Iraq
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Kids in Iraq also have to get used to being around soldiers
Children pick up sweets thrown to them by US soldiers
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Soldiers in Iraq need the local people to trust them, here giving out sweets to local children
Children and a soldier in Iraq
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And it does seem to work, as a solider keeps these children company while buildings are searched
Children celebrate elections in Iraq
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Free elections were held in Iraq earlier in 2005, and these kids are out celebrating them
Children playing football in Iraq
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But whatever the difference some things, like football, are the same everywhere

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