While Iraq’s Christian community has been under attack since 2003 from various Islamist groups, there are still vibrant communities left in the country. Kurdistan has one of the largest. Pictured below are Christians celebrating Palm Sunday on March 31, 2012, in the city of Irbil, in Irbil province.
|Children waving olive and palm branches, and reading religious texts in Irbil (Getty Images)|
|Women lined up outside a church in Irbil to celebrate Palm Sunday (Getty Images)|
|Parishioners packing a church to celebrate Palm Sunday in Irbil (Getty Images)|