Monday, November 8, 2010

Despite Recent Attacks Life Goes On In Iraq

Despite the recent wave of bombings that hit Baghdad in the beginning of November 2010, life in the capital and the rest of Iraq continues. The New York Times recently published a new slideshow of Baghdad at night that go along with an earlier series of photos. They show Iraqis going about their business and enjoying themselves, which stands in stark contrast to the image many in the world have of Iraq since the press tends to solely focus upon the violence and political stalemate in the country. Below are a few of the pictures. Click here to see the slideshow on Baghdad nightlife, and here for businesses in the capital.

A man getting fitted for pants in Baghdad's Karrada district
Source: New York Times

 
Friends socializing in Karrada district, Baghdad
Source: New York Times

SOURCES

Healy, Jack, "Savoring Baghdad, Where Each Night Is A Battle," New York Times, 11/6/10

New York Times, "In Iraq, Business Starts To Bounce Back," 10/17/10
- "Nightlife Still Lively in Baghdad Neighborhood," 11/6/10

Parker, Ned and Zeki, Jaber, "At least 113 killed in series of Baghdad attacks," Los Angeles Times, 11/3/10

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