Below are a few pictures of young Iraqi women training for track and field at Baghdad University. During the sectarian war some of these athletes and their coaches were threatened by Islamists. With that period over, they are now back at work.
Runner Zeina Arkan (AP)
Young girls getting some coaching before they begin a run around the track (AP)
And the racers are off (AP)
Runner Arkan again with her coach Yossef Reda (AP)