Dominic Chavez has been a staff photographer at The Boston Globe since 1997. In that time, he has taken photographs around the world. He was named Photographer of the Year in 2000 by the Boston Press Photographers Association for his coverage of Afghanistan, Angola and Colombia.

(Editor's note: There are some graphic photos in this gallery.)

Photo: The war in Iraq has left many people, like Assra Mohammad Hakmat of Nasiriyah, with bullet-pockmarked walls in their homes.
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