The leaders of protest movements in different Iraqi provinces continue their struggle against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government, with some calling for the formation of semi-autonomous provinces.
Despite improvements in the condition of women under the Kurdistan Regional Government, cases of self-burning by Iraqi Kurdish women still take place.
Chest-beating, chanting and wailing are part of the mourning rituals for Shiite pilgrims who headed to Karbala for the Arbaeen religious ceremony. While the pilgrimage itself takes a few days, the 40th day after Imam Hussein’s death fell on Jan. 3 this year.
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Iraqi Special Operations Forces members are seen reflected in the shades of their colleague during a military exercise at a military base near Baghdad International Airport on June 19, 2013.
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