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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.
20.04.2017
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.
12.04.2017
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.
6.04.2017
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.
30.03.2017
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.
29.03.2017
 (photo: Sara al-Qaher)
Figurative Works:
The Young Baghdad Artist Who Paints On Bugs
6.10.2016  |  Society
From L to R: Jalal Talabani, Massoud Barzani, Nawshirwan Mustafa
Ailing Health Sector
Kurdish Leaders Seek Medical Treatment Abroad
15.09.2016  |  Society
Pharmacy in Sulaymaniyah (photo: Ismail Othman)
Contraband in Kurdistan
Smuggling Medicine ‘More Lucrative than Arms and Oil’
15.09.2016  |  Society
Gulen schools students in Sulaymaniyah (photo: الفيسبوك )
Granting Turkey’s Request
Iraqi Kurdistan Takes Over Gulen Movement Schools
8.09.2016  |  Society
One of Baghdad's many food trucks hard at work.
Meals On Wheels:
Food Trucks All The Fashion In Baghdad
29.08.2016  |  Society
سولاف اثناء العمل (photo: موكريان كاوه )
Job Opportunities:
The Syrian Refugees Who Became Media Stars in Iraq
25.08.2016  |  Society
Guns, Bombs + Wolves:
A Road Trip With The Hunters Of Maysan
17.08.2016  |  Society
Graves and glory: A cartoon of Ali the gravedigger from Najaf. (photo: موقع العمية على انستغرام)
Stiff Competition:
Meet Ali Of Najaf, Iraq’s Most Famous Undertaker
20.07.2016  |  Society
The star of David marks out property once owned by Iraqi Jews. (photo: علي الناصري)
Gone But Not Quite Forgotten:
Remembering The Jews of Dhi Qar In Architecture
23.06.2016  |  Society
Colouring the City:
The Young Iraqi Artists Replacing Rubbish With Beauty
23.06.2016  |  Society
صورة من سلسلة ايمن العامري عمال الليل
Creative Migration:
Iraqi Art Appears In London, Disappears in Baghdad
26.05.2016  |  Society