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Iraq: Ten years on
Despite billions of dollars in spending, many Iraqis say they aren't better off after the US invasion.
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 14:00


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Camp Bucca near Basra. Once a sprawling US military prison, it is now a hotel for foreign business visitors. A room costs more than $200/night.


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Nithal Hussein, 19, works in a store renting wedding dresses in Sadr City. This scene would have been hard to find a year ago when Sadrist militiamen enforced a social conservatism, shutting stores and hair stylists.


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A girl cries after her mother died in a car bomb explosion at the Hamra hotel on Christmas Day, 2009. Devastating bomb attacks struck four hotels around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 37 in the Iraqi capital in just one day.


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A young couple in their bumper car in "Basraland" - a recently opened amusement park in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Iraq's second city is attracting development and foreign investment and has become relatively stable. Security, however, has come at the expense of cosmopolitanism. It is now almost exclusively Shia - its Sunni, Christian, and Mandaean communities have dwindled to near zero.


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In April 2011, Iraqi military officers such as Lt Gen Mohammed Jawad Huwaidi watched over an Iraqi armed forces training exercise in southern Iraq. One of the US military's biggest tasks in Iraq has been to oversee the training of Iraqi security forces.


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A family watches a new amusement park ride in Baghdad's Zawra Park.


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Ashura is a day of mourning observed by Shia Muslims, commemorating the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed. Husayn is believed to be buried here in Karbala, where some mourners practice a ritual self-flagellation on the day.


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Baghdadis enjoy a show in October 2010 at the New Vision 4D cinema in Baghdad's Zayuna district. The brain child of two Iraqi entrepreneurs who imported the equipment from Canada, the cinema is the first of its kind in Iraq. As well as 3D films, moviegoers experience physical effects such as wind, spraying water and moving seats during shows.


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An Iraqi officer photographs protesters at a demonstration in Ramadi.


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"Honour" killings and related suicides remain a prominent source of family tragedy in northern Iraq. In Sinjar, a town recently scarred by a rise in suicides, Abdullah Hassan's daughter is thought to have taken her own life with a knife. Accused of her murder, his sons have since been imprisoned.


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Men drink alcohol, smoke nargelieh, and watch belly dancers in Abu Nuwass, Baghdad s Lower East Side. Abu Nuwass is a tree-lined street filled with seedy nightclubs, fish restaurants and alcohol. Business is booming.


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An outdoor movie projection In central Baghdad.


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The fire ceremony during the Shia commemoration of Ashura in Najaf, a seat of Shia Islam for centuries. Maligned under the rule of Sunni Muslim rulers, the city's revival into a boom city today is a story of shifting fortunes, as Shia communities regain power and influence across the country.


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Domuz refugee camp near Dohuk in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, a tent city of nearly 25,000 people, where about 150 to 200 new refugees arrive from Syria each day. This photo shows the camp on October 1, 2012.


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Camp Bucca near Basra. Once a sprawling US military prison, it is now a hotel for foreign business visitors. A room costs more than $200/night.;*;Nithal Hussein, 19, works in a store renting wedding dresses in Sadr City. This scene would have been hard to find a year ago when Sadrist militiamen enforced a social conservatism, shutting stores and hair stylists. ;*;A girl cries after her mother died in a car bomb explosion at the Hamra hotel on Christmas Day, 2009. Devastating bomb attacks struck four hotels around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 37 in the Iraqi capital in just one day.;*;A young couple in their bumper car in "Basraland" - a recently opened amusement park in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Iraq(***)s second city is attracting development and foreign investment and has become relatively stable. Security, however, has come at the expense of cosmopolitanism. It is now almost exclusively Shia - its Sunni, Christian, and Mandaean communities have dwindled to near zero.;*;In April 2011, Iraqi military officers such as Lt Gen Mohammed Jawad Huwaidi watched over an Iraqi armed forces training exercise in southern Iraq. One of the US military(***)s biggest tasks in Iraq has been to oversee the training of Iraqi security forces.;*;A family watches a new amusement park ride in Baghdad\(***)s Zawra Park.;*;Ashura is a day of mourning observed by Shia Muslims, commemorating the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed. Husayn is believed to be buried here in Karbala, where some mourners practice a ritual self-flagellation on the day.;*;Baghdadis enjoy a show in October 2010 at the New Vision 4D cinema in Baghdad\(***)s Zayuna district. The brain child of two Iraqi entrepreneurs who imported the equipment from Canada, the cinema is the first of its kind in Iraq. As well as 3D films, moviegoers experience physical effects such as wind, spraying water and moving seats during shows. ;*;An Iraqi officer photographs protesters at a demonstration in Ramadi.;*;"Honour" killings and related suicides remain a prominent source of family tragedy in northern Iraq. In Sinjar, a town recently scarred by a rise in suicides, Abdullah Hassan(***)s daughter is thought to have taken her own life with a knife. Accused of her murder, his sons have since been imprisoned.;*;Men drink alcohol, smoke nargelieh, and watch belly dancers in Abu Nuwass, Baghdad s Lower East Side. Abu Nuwass is a tree-lined street filled with seedy nightclubs, fish restaurants and alcohol. Business is booming.;*;An outdoor movie projection In central Baghdad.;*;The fire ceremony during the Shia commemoration of Ashura in Najaf, a seat of Shia Islam for centuries. Maligned under the rule of Sunni Muslim rulers, the city\(***)s revival into a boom city today is a story of shifting fortunes, as Shia communities regain power and influence across the country.;*;Domuz refugee camp near Dohuk in Iraq\(***)s Kurdistan Region, a tent city of nearly 25,000 people, where about 150 to 200 new refugees arrive from Syria each day. This photo shows the camp on October 1, 2012. Daylife ID:
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Camp Bucca near Basra. Once a sprawling US military prison, it is now a hotel for foreign business visitors. A room costs more than $200/night.

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:53:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=08GM6iG5oHaOiAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Camp Bucca near Basra. Once a sprawling US military prison, it is now a hotel for foreign business visitors. A room costs more than $200/night.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=05If2I33Q3etuNithal Hussein, 19, works in a store renting wedding dresses in Sadr City. This scene would have been hard to find a year ago when Sadrist militiamen enforced a social conservatism, shutting stores and hair stylists. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=05If2I33Q3etuAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesNithal Hussein, 19, works in a store renting wedding dresses in Sadr City. This scene would have been hard to find a year ago when Sadrist militiamen enforced a social conservatism, shutting stores and hair stylists. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0cdE3dG9XdeVV

A girl cries after her mother died in a car bomb explosion at the Hamra hotel on Christmas Day, 2009. Devastating bomb attacks struck four hotels around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 37 in the Iraqi capital in just one day.

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0cdE3dG9XdeVVAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A girl cries after her mother died in a car bomb explosion at the Hamra hotel on Christmas Day, 2009. Devastating bomb attacks struck four hotels around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 37 in the Iraqi capital in just one day.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=09BQ48a3QU7eRA young couple in their bumper car in "Basraland" - a recently opened amusement park in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Iraq's second city is attracting development and foreign investment and has become relatively stable. Security, however, has come at the expense of cosmopolitanism. It is now almost exclusively Shia - its Sunni, Christian, and Mandaean communities have dwindled to near zero.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=09BQ48a3QU7eRAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA young couple in their bumper car in "Basraland" - a recently opened amusement park in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Iraq's second city is attracting development and foreign investment and has become relatively stable. Security, however, has come at the expense of cosmopolitanism. It is now almost exclusively Shia - its Sunni, Christian, and Mandaean communities have dwindled to near zero. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0doZ3n0eLVdxW

In April 2011, Iraqi military officers such as Lt Gen Mohammed Jawad Huwaidi watched over an Iraqi armed forces training exercise in southern Iraq. One of the US military's biggest tasks in Iraq has been to oversee the training of Iraqi security forces.

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0doZ3n0eLVdxWAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

In April 2011, Iraqi military officers such as Lt Gen Mohammed Jawad Huwaidi watched over an Iraqi armed forces training exercise in southern Iraq. One of the US military's biggest tasks in Iraq has been to oversee the training of Iraqi security forces.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=06IX9V47dT3gGA family watches a new amusement park ride in Baghdad's Zawra Park.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=06IX9V47dT3gGAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA family watches a new amusement park ride in Baghdad's Zawra Park. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=08CA0bC3Yn6IJAshura is a day of mourning observed by Shia Muslims, commemorating the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed. Husayn is believed to be buried here in Karbala, where some mourners practice a ritual self-flagellation on the day.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:56:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=08CA0bC3Yn6IJAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAshura is a day of mourning observed by Shia Muslims, commemorating the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed. Husayn is believed to be buried here in Karbala, where some mourners practice a ritual self-flagellation on the day. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0b1O0zu5OZbIPBaghdadis enjoy a show in October 2010 at the New Vision 4D cinema in Baghdad's Zayuna district. The brain child of two Iraqi entrepreneurs who imported the equipment from Canada, the cinema is the first of its kind in Iraq. As well as 3D films, moviegoers experience physical effects such as wind, spraying water and moving seats during shows. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0b1O0zu5OZbIPAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesBaghdadis enjoy a show in October 2010 at the New Vision 4D cinema in Baghdad's Zayuna district. The brain child of two Iraqi entrepreneurs who imported the equipment from Canada, the cinema is the first of its kind in Iraq. As well as 3D films, moviegoers experience physical effects such as wind, spraying water and moving seats during shows. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0fqsbVT7Qs7NfAn Iraqi officer photographs protesters at a demonstration in Ramadi.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0fqsbVT7Qs7NfAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAn Iraqi officer photographs protesters at a demonstration in Ramadi. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=05pXduX1Pv6Na"Honour" killings and related suicides remain a prominent source of family tragedy in northern Iraq. In Sinjar, a town recently scarred by a rise in suicides, Abdullah Hassan's daughter is thought to have taken her own life with a knife. Accused of her murder, his sons have since been imprisoned.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=05pXduX1Pv6NaAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images"Honour" killings and related suicides remain a prominent source of family tragedy in northern Iraq. In Sinjar, a town recently scarred by a rise in suicides, Abdullah Hassan's daughter is thought to have taken her own life with a knife. Accused of her murder, his sons have since been imprisoned. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0bIl0yk6Oi9g7Men drink alcohol, smoke nargelieh, and watch belly dancers in Abu Nuwass, Baghdad s Lower East Side. Abu Nuwass is a tree-lined street filled with seedy nightclubs, fish restaurants and alcohol. Business is booming.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0bIl0yk6Oi9g7Ayman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMen drink alcohol, smoke nargelieh, and watch belly dancers in Abu Nuwass, Baghdad s Lower East Side. Abu Nuwass is a tree-lined street filled with seedy nightclubs, fish restaurants and alcohol. Business is booming. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=04RFfT95MKgE1An outdoor movie projection In central Baghdad.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=04RFfT95MKgE1Ayman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAn outdoor movie projection In central Baghdad. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=05NAclW30T6X2The fire ceremony during the Shia commemoration of Ashura in Najaf, a seat of Shia Islam for centuries. Maligned under the rule of Sunni Muslim rulers, the city's revival into a boom city today is a story of shifting fortunes, as Shia communities regain power and influence across the country.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=05NAclW30T6X2Ayman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe fire ceremony during the Shia commemoration of Ashura in Najaf, a seat of Shia Islam for centuries. Maligned under the rule of Sunni Muslim rulers, the city's revival into a boom city today is a story of shifting fortunes, as Shia communities regain power and influence across the country. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0aNe7zv8Q08gLDomuz refugee camp near Dohuk in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, a tent city of nearly 25,000 people, where about 150 to 200 new refugees arrive from Syria each day. This photo shows the camp on October 1, 2012. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Iraq%3A-Ten-years-on?image_id=0aNe7zv8Q08gLAyman OghannaAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesDomuz refugee camp near Dohuk in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, a tent city of nearly 25,000 people, where about 150 to 200 new refugees arrive from Syria each day. This photo shows the camp on October 1, 2012.


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