Little Green Footballs found a New York Times picture where the photographer, Joao Silva, gets eerily close to the gunman firing on U.S. troops.
The photo caption says:
"A sniper loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr fires towards U.S. positions in the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq."
Remarks Michele McNally, Assistant Managing Editor for Photography: “Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.”