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Trump fever sweeps Iraqi Kurdistan

The Kurdish people have been celebrating Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections in many different ways, in the hope that his presidency will bring more support for an independent Kurdistan.
A restaurant named Trump Fish is seen in the Kurdish city of Duhok, Iraq, December 11, 2016. Picture taken December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ari Jalal - RTX2UYVI

BAGHDAD — A restaurant owner in Dahuk province in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq named his restaurant, which opened one week after Donald Trump won the US presidential elections, after the president-elect.

Many Iraqis reveled in Trump’s victory, which went viral on social media in Iraq. Some Iraqis have gone so far as naming their newborns after the incoming US president.

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