Iraq

Iraq is a republic in the . While Iraq contains ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, it has been ravaged by war and oppression for the last century.

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is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world after . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kurdistan refers to portions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, however only the Iraqi region of Kurdistan is discussed here. Photo: Askgudmundsen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region largely between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the northwestern part of Iraq. Photo: Dreamer Ali, CC BY 2.0.

is a world heritage-listed ruin in Iraq, and used to be one of the most prominent cities of Ancient Mesopotamia. Photo: Edwin Long, Public domain.

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stretches south of the of Iraq to . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The are at the cultural and political center of Iraq, radiating outward from the center at . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The is the western and southwestern part of Iraq, spanning an enormous but barely populated region of desert. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

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