Sunday, March 22, 2009
Booting up: George W. Bush may have had shoes thrown at him in Iraq, but the president's invasion left behind one footwear trend: cowboy boots, or "boose" as the locals call them. "I wear boose because they are American," one young man told Agence France-Presse. Most cowboy boots aren't made in the United States, though; instead, they are imported from Turkey, Italy, or, cheapest of all, China. Above, a vendor
cleans a cowboy boot at his shop in central Baghdad's Karada district on March 9. Photo: ALI YUSSEF/AFP/Getty Images
More of the photo essay at Foreign Policy.