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Smiling for the camera, this police officer looks like he's just messing around with a mate who he's playfully pinned up against the wall. But he's actually in the middle of a life-and-death struggle with an ISIS suicide bomber who just seconds earlier tried to detonate his explosive vest at an Iraqi checkpoint. Nevertheless, Saad Ali Thabit somehow found time to pose for his picture while holding the jihadi's arms up to stop him triggering his bomb and killing dozens of people. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... lowing-Iraqi-checkpoint.html#ixzz49xSXDSoN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
originally posted by: BlueAjah
I think that might be exaggerating the photo.
The officer looks pleased. It looks like there was a difficult situation going on, according to the other pictures.
If I would interpret the moment, I could picture someone off camera saying something like "yeahhh we got him". Then the officer looked over with a big pleased smile, responding to something that was said by someone.