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Corridor within Amna Suraka - Sulamaniyah, Kurdish Region of Iraq  

Corridor within Amna Suraka - Sulamaniyah, Kurdish Region of Iraq

Represents 182,000 Kurdish lives lost and 4,500 villages destroyed under Saddam Hussein's regime.
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

Iraqi Flag 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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15th March 2013

This stunning corridor, I thought, probably belonged inside a fancy building, but to read what it actually represents came as a shock. Superb blog, Shane! Congratulations on the lecture and, most of all, thank you for sharing your open-minded insight about this region. :)
17th March 2013

Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed my blogs on the Kurdish Region of Iraq. One should always approach any destination with an open-mind, but especially in those countries where there are strongly held (and usually incorrect) preconceptions.
17th March 2013

100% agreed and very well-said.
30th June 2013

Hi Shane
The picture within Amna Suraka, made me go all Goose Bumpy, those poor souls, very touching and beautifully taken. Kj
30th June 2013

Amna Suraka
Thanks for your comment. The hallway looks so beautiful until you know what it represents - and then one perceives it differently.
16th February 2014

Amazing photo
17th February 2014

Thanks for your comment
Pity that such sad tales lie behind the beauty of this picture.

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