Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Iraqi Model Airplane Club


As security has improved in Iraq, people across the country have the luxury to spend more time outside, do some shopping, and follow their hobbies. A small group of enthusiasts in Baghdad have taken up building and flying model airplanes, and even take part in shows in other countries. On February 10, 2012, some of them got together for an airshow in the Iraqi capital.

Zaid Mohsen builds a new airplane in his home in Baghdad, Feb. 9, 2012 (Reuters)
Mohsen puts the finishing touches on his new plane. (Reuters)
People unloading their planes to get ready for an airshow in Baghdad, Feb. 10, 2012 (Reuters)
A boy launches his plane into the air at the show (Reuters)
Zaid Mohsen prepares one of his planes for flight (Reuters)
An operator in a wheelchair watches as his plane flies by (Reuters)

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