NEW YORK—Explaining that the hardest part of her job is filling "that empty space down on the right there," New York Times "Faces of the Dead" section chief Rachel Karstens expressed frustration Friday at the unusually low number of photographs of fallen U.S. service members. "Two more photos and we'd have a nice symmetrical layout here," Karstens said while trying to rearrange images of troops who died in an IED attack in Basra. "I'm crossing my fingers that some more come in before five o'clock. I hate a lopsided display." Karstens also commented that, if the past is any guide, she probably will wind up with about 11 too many next Friday.