Barbara’s assignments to Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait were circumscribed by a new series of wars, beginning with the Persian Gulf War. That began a traumatic career devoted to exposing a brutal embargo on Iraq to an unreceptive public. Eventually, Barbara’s reports from Baghdad during the embargo led to Swimming Up The Tigris, published in 2007 only after the US taste for war subsided. This 1991 photo was taken at the Baghdad Press Center when satellites were newly available.