TIME offers its own take on the most memorable photographs of 2003.
The cover photo haunts me powerfully. It depicts Ali Ismail, the Iraqi youth who lost both arms in the initial American attack on Baghdad earlier this year.
Unfortunately, only the first four photographs are viewable without registration, which depends upon subscription to the magazine.
Americal Online members: Load the story link in the AOL browser to view the entire series.
(See also TIME's 21 Days to Baghdad photo essay.)