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    Spiral Tower of Samarra

    by DunaKal Updated Nov 25, 2005

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    Samarra is believed to be a short for(surra man raa)an Arabic phrase which means (pleasent to look at).The tower is called (Al Manarah Al Malwiyah).from the 9th century.
    The spiral ramp seems to be inspired from the Tower of Babylon .
    The 17th-century mosque with its golden dome is sacred to Shia Muslims.

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    Iraqi People

    by american_tourister Written Jan 27, 2005

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    Folks think I am a warmonger, a killer, and that I hate Iraqis. It could not be further from the truth. They are very nice people and are very family oriented. I like them.

    There are some bad men out there doing great harm in the name of the Iraqi people but they sure as hell don't represent this man and his little boy. They just want a safe place to live.

    Man and Boy
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    Destroyed Iraqi Armor

    by american_tourister Written Jan 27, 2005

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    The USAF and the Army whalloped Saddam's vaunted Republican Guard. There is detoryed armor still littering the countryside. This photo was taken at 75 MPH on Highway 1 North of Baghdad back in May 2004.

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    Shock and Awe!

    by american_tourister Updated Dec 7, 2004

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    The USAF kicked butt early on. They took out a lot of strategic spots in a lightning, surgical campaign that was designed to destroy the will to resist.

    There has been a lot of second guessing about the strategy since May of '04 but there is still no doubt that the bombing campaign did exactly what it was designed to do.

    Another of my self portraits
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  • The Halabja Monument

    by jkseddon Updated Oct 10, 2004

    The monument is only a few years old but is already showing signs of age, likely due to the bright sun beating down on it all the time.

    Inside is a collection of art and photos around the perimeter and the real 'memorial' part at the centre with a giant Kurdish flag rising to the top.

    Me at the Halabja memorial
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    Going to Iraq....You are...

    by OMR Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Going to Iraq....
    You are discovering 7000 years of history, the magic of the east, the glories of the ancient history…
    Babylon, Akad, Ashoor, Baghdad, Najaf, Mousel, Basrah and a lot of great places you have to visit…
    Babylon city, it is the earliest civilization in the world, it is the mystery of 7000 years.
    Baghdad, the nice warm city, the hot city with it’s people and it’s weather…
    Ninva , the Assyrians great city…
    Najaf, Karbal and Basrah…
    Irbil and Sulaimanyah…

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    see all the archeological...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    see all the archeological places,there are plenty in iraq,such as babylone,ur,hatra,ninive,assur,ctesiphon;

    go also to the shiite cities,kerbala,an-nadjaf,with a strange atmosphere,you will feel that you are in iran;
    in the north,mossoul and the area is plenty of churches and christian communities

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  • You must see the museums in...

    by Silaf Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You must see the museums in Baghdad, the amusement parks and make sure you dont miss the shopping areas. They are everywhere.
    They have very interesting facts about the early Babylonian civilization and the parks are just too beautiful to miss.

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    Baghdad: The historic...

    by MProcher Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Baghdad: The historic buildings have been mostly restored or completed. This is a very problematic way of archeology. I was told - and I even absolutely agree - that a restoration that completes of may modifies an existing building should allways done so that a visitor can still see what is original and what is new on the first look!
    The two restored buildings in Baghdad that are interesting are the Mustansiriyya and the Caliph's palace.
    No matter you like the restoration or not - both buildings are worth a visit.

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    Hanging Out With My Chaps

    by EGerard Written Jul 15, 2009

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    These are actually pictures of my Soldiers in a variety of places, from Kuwait to Al Asad to Tikrit, Balad, Baghdad, a bunch of other places.

    Tenting Up Don't Worry, It's Just A Camelbak Joint Base Balad, Delivering General Cargo

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    by hen263 Written Aug 22, 2007

    Yep the old Ziggy. Located just outside the Tallil AB, home of Abe, husband of Ruth, father of Isiaac.

    The coolest thing about the Zig is there are sea shells all over the place.

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    Day excursion from Baghdad

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Mar 31, 2006

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    A place that you should not miss while in Baghdad is the amazing mosque of Samarra (see picture), like a zigurat

    Original mosque
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    The Iraqi National Guard

    by hjohnso4 Written Nov 19, 2004

    The fledgling new Iraqi army, called the National Guard, is having a tough go of it these days. The spirit is willing, however, and sooner than later the lads will make their mark.

    Iraqi National Guard
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Iraq Hotels

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  • Al Rasheed Hotel

    I have not accommodated personally in this hotel,but the entrance of it was truely a state of...

  • Jordan Tower Amman

    48 Hashemi Street, Downtown, Amman 11844, Jordan (Formerly Jordan Tower Amman)

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sultan Palace Hotel

    Al Tahariyat Square, Baghdad, 0101, IQ

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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