Posted on Wed, Feb. 03, 2010
Jan. 22, 2010: Camp Delta
Foreign war-on-terror captives rose for pre-dawn prayers, as usual, in the mist-shrouded open-air compound called Camp 4 on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, the day President Barack Obama had set as the deadline for closure of the prison camps at the U.S. Navy Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In all, 196 men were being held at the detention center in a range of prison camps -- from communal, like Camp 4, to single occupancy cell confinement. The U.S. military at Guantanamo, which reviews all journalistsí images before they are allowed to leave the island, approved this photo for release. The military also authorized the 4 to 6 a.m. look inside the camps from a wooden watchtower, and vantage point of a soldier with the Rhode Island National Guard.