A Bodyguard in Baghdad (and Other Places)

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Had to go to Irbil (Arbil/Erbil) in the north of Iraq recently - here's the desert en-route, approaching the mountains:

Miles of nothing at all

Irbil itself:


An Irbil street-scene:

The traditional mens' trousers are like Ali Baba pants

Myself and Sheik Mahmoud, founder of Irbil, at the citadel in the middle of Irbil:

We're almost on first-name terms, he and I

A Kurdish fuel-point - enough said!:

70 litres of petrol for less than $3 US ?!?

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