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Madan Shiekh's house, Qurnah  

Madan Shiekh's house, Qurnah

Three generations. This old Shiekh had a death threat against him from another tribe. When we visited he had recently survived a shooting attack, I was amazed at how unfazed he was and how welcoming he was to us (though we were paying him to put guards on the pylon line!)
For "D" - some pictures to whet your appetite

August 24th 2005
A small selection of photos from my travels here ... read more
Middle East » Iraq

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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