Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial,
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ID number P04103.850
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original negative 35mm
Photographer Parker, David Dare
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made 13 May 2003
Credit line Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003


A view of Baghdad at night, as seen from the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace North. The photographer has taken the image through a pair of Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) as used by Australian Defence Force personnel. The NVGs work by amplifying ambient light, which is invisible to the human eye, allowing troops to conduct operations at night time. The palace compound was the location for the Australian National Headquarters (ASNHQ).