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Laughing Kurdish man - Sulamaniyah, Kurdish Region of Iraq
He wouldn't smile for the camera, so I took some photos, showed him the result and he laughed, so I took his photo again.
The Dawning of a Grander Day
February 20th 2013
“If you go to Kirkuk, you will be shot,” came the glum assessment from any Kurdish man who spoke about the infamous city a mere one hundred kilometres south of Erbil. If English was not spoken, then the responder would instead clench their hand in the shape of a gun and pretended to fire imaginary rounds into my chest. The message could not be clearer.
Not that I ever intended to visit Kirk ... read more
Middle East » Iraq » North » As Sulaymaniyah
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a... ... read more
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