Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial,
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ID number P04103.506
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original negative 35mm
Photographer Parker, David Dare
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made 17 May 2003
Credit line Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003


Captain Phil Pyke from the Joint Public Affairs Unit (IPAU) of the Australian Defence Force, on night piquet duty at the Presidential Palace North. The photographer took this image using night vision equipment borrowed from the Joint Public Affairs Unit. The night vision equipment amplifies ambient light, which is invisible to the human eye, allowing troops to conduct operations in darkness. The palace compound was the location for the Australian National Headquarters (ASNHQ).