FOR USE WITH FEATURE IRAQ/BORDER

 
FOR USE WITH FEATURE IRAQ/BORDER
An Iraqi soldier stands guard overlooking Iraq-bound passengers standing on the Iran side, at the entrance of the new Zurbatia checkpoint, 120 km (74 miles) southeast of Baghdad November 17, 2007. In a dusty border speck on the map where tanks once fought a bitter war in a brutal landscape, trucks now stretch to the horizon, a sign of growing contact between former blood enemies. Picture taken November 17, 2007. To match feature IRAQ/BORDER REUTERS/Erik de Castro (IRAQ)