When shops and homes shutter at curfew, some Iraqis in this Baghdad district say it reminds them of past traumas that destroyed lives and livelihoods: sectarian death squads, foreign invasion, and the ruin wrought by international sanctions.
Iraqi muslims perform Ramadan prayers at a store, after the Iraqi government ordered all mosques to stay closed, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad's Adhamiya district. (Reuters)
An Iraqi woman Ikhlas Majeed prepares Iftar meals for worshipers and poor families during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Baghdad's Adhamiya district. (Reuters)