Friday, September 25, 2009

Iraqis Celebrate Eid Holiday

Stories about everyday life for Iraqis have been the least reported in the West. The vast majority of the news has been about the daily violence the country has been wracked with since the U.S. invasion. It’s often overlooked that with the improvements in security, many people in Iraq have been able to return to their normal lives. This is especially true in northern and southern Iraq that has seen far less violence over the last year. For example, in mid-September the Muslim holiday of Eid ended, and Iraqis in Baghdad celebrated on the banks of the Tigris River. The Los Angeles Times’ Babylon & Beyond Blog had the following pictures of the people gathering for the end of the festivities.



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