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Locals come to Garaw to try and cure skin problems. (photo: سلام هاندني)
Locals come to Garaw to try and cure skin problems. (photo: سلام هاندني)
Locals come to Garaw to try and cure skin problems. (photo: سلام هاندني)
A Spartan Spa:

Visiting The Lake of ‘Miracle Cures’ In Iraqi Kurdistan

Salam Handani
Dipping into the Garaw lake, deep in the Kurdish countryside, is supposed to cure the bather of skin disease. The facility is becoming increasingly popular, but doctors say its reputation is not completely deserved.
Making Movies:

Basra Artists + Film Makers Plan To Put More Iraq On The Big Screen

Saleem al-Wazzan
Locals would love to see their stories on the big screen, fledgling Iraqi film makers suggest. At the moment the main outlet is social media. Some film makers in Basra are hoping that will change.
Big Guy Seeks Wife:

Iraq’s Tallest Man Is Only Missing One Thing In His Life

Manar al-Zubaidi
Being the country’s tallest man, and one of the tallest in the world, can be both a burden and a joy. It’s easy to get people to make clothes to measure but it’s far harder finding true love, Iraq’s own giant says.
What Becomes Of the Broken-Hearted:

Visiting Um Al-Tisaa, An Emergency Graveyard In Mosul

Special Correspondent
During the fiercest fighting in Mosul, locals were forced to bury their dead wherever they could. One of those places is what has become known as the Um al-Tisaa cemetery.
Down With The Elites:

Anbar’s Social Status System Changed Irreparably By Extremism

Kamal al-Ayash
Anbar locals no longer trust the clerics and tribal leaders who encouraged them to protest the Iraqi government in 2013. Locals suspect them of preparing the ground for extremists.
Janat Mohammed hard at work on a living room ensemble.
Powerful Tools:
Meeting Diwaniya’s Only Female Furniture Maker
20.07.2017  |  Society
Environmental Issues:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Lone Water Keeper
19.07.2017  |  Society
In some parts of the Middle East, exotic cats are a status symbol. Iraqis are getting in on the act too.
Kings Of The Concrete Jungle:
Baghdad’s Trendiest New Pet
11.05.2017  |  Society
Like A Vegetable Market:
Dhi Qar’s New Airport Mocked By Iraqis
27.04.2017  |  Society
 (photo: عبد الله العنزي)
Monumental Error:
Baghdad’s Best Known Statue In Danger Of Collapse
20.04.2017  |  Society
Natural Treasures:
Iraq’s Mythical Marshes See Increase In Tourism
30.03.2017  |  Society
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