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Baghdad's Freedom Monument being washed with firehoses.
Monumental Error:

Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse

Adnan Abu Zaid
Despite its importance and historical significance, Baghdad’s famous Modernist Monument to Freedom is in danger of collapse, local authorities say.
Baghdad’s Breaking:

Iraqi B-Boys Display Their Moves In Parks + Streets In The Capital

Sara al-Qaher
A group of young Iraqis from the north and south meet regularly in Baghdad to practice their breakdancing moves – and cause a commotion wherever they practice.
Masculine Revival:

In Wasit, A Manly Culture Club For Proud Owners Of An Arab Moustache

Mohammed al-Zaidi
Upset by what he saw as foreign incursions into local culture, one Wasit man has founded a club to rejuvenate local manhood. It’s all about growing the biggest, bushiest moustache.
Natural Treasures:

Iraq’s Mythical Marshes See Increase In Tourism

Haider al-Husseini
Last year, Iraq’s southern marshes were declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations cultural agency. Slowly but surely tourists are returning to the unique area, including curious Westerners.
Coffee shop Nasiriyah Coffee shop Nasiriyah Coffee shop Nasiriyah
Ladies First:

Southern Iraqi City's First Café To Welcome Female Customers

Ahmad Thamer Jihad
In Iraq, coffee shops are mostly for men. But one young woman in Nasiriyah recently opened the first café that local women can go to with their families.
حفلة زواج كردي تقليدية في المانيا (photo: حيدر نادر)
He’s Not Good Enough For You:
In Northern Iraq, Tribal Traditions Build On Ancient Class System
1.02.2017  |  Society
Caught in the crossfire: Locals in Mosul run for cover, as Iraqi army forces clash with the extremist Islamic State group. (photo: توماس كوكس (جيتي))
Three Stories From Inside:
Iraqis Who Escaped Mosul Tell Their Personal Tales
19.01.2017  |  Society
Fact And Friction:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Biggest Fake News Stories Of 2016
27.12.2016  |  Society
Singing Their Praises:
Maysan’s New Stars Of Pop Culture Practise An Ancient Art
21.12.2016  |  Society
سارة تستخدم الوجوه ايضا في فنها
Next Stop, Hollywood:
The Young Iraqi Woman Making Monsters Real
1.12.2016  |  Society
شعائر محرم في خانقين  (photo: دشتي علي )
‘City Of Peace + Love’:
How The Northern City Of Khanaquin Got Its Nickname
17.11.2016  |  Society
سجاد الساعدي
Grand Software Designs:
Meet The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’
1.11.2016  |  Society
A crowded market in Mosul in 1932. (photo: الموسوعة الحرة)
Letter To My Hometown:
Will You Return To Mosul One Day, If Peace Prevails?
13.10.2016  |  Society