Photo essay: On tour in Iraq

Fortune's Barney Gimbel and photographer Thomas Dworzak traveled hundreds of miles across Iraq, trailing Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Paul Brinkley on his mission to help restart the country's economy. Here's their story in pictures.



A worker at al Khafaji's automotive plant in Iskandariya, where the output now includes towers for refineries, steel for bridge repairs, and armored buses for the Iraqi military.

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