Boots and Coots firefighters photograph each other near a raging oil gusher in Rumaila oil field, Southern Iraq. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest with five billion barrels in reserve. Boots and Coots had a team of firefighters in Kuwait ready to go into Iraq several weeks before the war began. All of their equipment (including bulldozers and trucks) was flown in from Texas on large Russian cargo planes (AN-124s). Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.
- ©Peter Menzel, www.menzelphoto.com
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