The Vice President in Iraq: Photo Essay

Vice President Biden spent his Fourth of July in Iraq presiding over a naturalization ceremony for U.S. service members in one of Saddam Hussein's old palaces.  It's fair to say he enjoyed the symbolism.
Vice President Joe Biden meets enters a press conference with Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki
(Vice President Joe Biden enters a press conference with Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 3, 2009.  Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
 
Vice President Joe Biden greets embassy staff and does individual photos with them
(Vice President Joe Biden greets embassy staff and takes individual photos with them at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 3, 2009.  Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
 
U.S. Soldiers take the citizenship oath inside Al Faw palace at Camp Victory outside Baghdad, Iraq
(U.S. Troops take the citizenship oath inside Al Faw palace at Camp Victory outside Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 4, 2009. Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
 
Vice President Joe Biden addresses newly sworn in U.S. citizens who serve in all 5 branches of the U.S. military
(Vice President Joe Biden addresses newly sworn in U.S. citizens who serve in all 5 branches of the U.S. military, inside Al Faw palace at Camp Victory, outside Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, July 4, 2009.  Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
 
Vice President Biden in the dining hall
(Vice President Joe Biden works his way through the dining hall greeting multinational troops during lunch at Camp Victory, outside Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 4, 2009.  Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
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