Today, four United States of America Regional Embassies opened in Iraq. Below are pictures from today's ceremony in Mosul, Iraq.
Ambassador John Negroponte (center) meets with (from left to right) John Listner, Mark Kennon, Regional Coordinator of Ninevah Province and Anne Derse to discuss the opening of the new Regional Embassy Office in Mosul, Iraq. The embassy officially opened on July 28. It is one of four U.S. embassies throughout Iraq where advisers will assist local government leaders. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessika Ross)
Soldiers of Task Force Olympia prepare an American flag to be raised to open the Regional Embassy Office on Camp Freedom in Mosul, Iraq, on July 28. Attending the opening were several leaders of northern Iraq and guest speaker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte. The Mosul Embassy Office is one of four throughout Iraq where U.S. advisers will assist local government leaders. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jessika Ross)