Iraq mourns its most famous artist

Renowned sculptor Mohammad Ghani Hikmat laid to rest at state funeral in Baghdad.

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    One of the Arab world's most famous artists has been laid to rest in a state funeral in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.

    Mohammad Ghani Hikmat was a sculptor whose career spanned more than 60 years. His statues transformed public squares all over the region.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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