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Green-eyed girl selling figs becomes ‘face of Kurdish region’s poor children’

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Photos of a green-eyed little girl selling figs in the Barzani area of Iraq’s Kurdish region has been spreading online, capturing everyone who sees it.

“Syria or Zyria” (as per the Kurdish words) is the name of the little Iraqi Kurdish girl, who’s green eyes have captivated both the beauty of poverty and suffering, according to many online.

Her story began a few days ago when Saman Misori, 22, who lives in Erbil visited his village in northern Iraq. Misori said he could not resist the charm of this girl selling figs and fruits at Kurdistan region’s borders. He stopped to quickly take some photos for her and posted them on his Twitter account.

He returned the next day and took more photos after his surprise that the first photos of the Kurdish girl had spread like wildfire online.

When asked whether these photos were of benefit to the girl, or whether it had made him famous, the young photographer stressed that it was of mutual benefit for both of them.

“Perhaps this girl is just no one or just a little girl happy with her misery, but she without a doubt bear in her eyes all the beauty of the poor,” he said.

“Syria or Zyria is not aware yet that she became famous, but I honestly hope that the spread of the photo on social media would not be just a cloud as usual, but I wish it would be and alarm the Iraqi institutions to take care of all the poor people in Iraq,” he said.