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Mourning Baghdad’s wounds

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Iraqis in Sydney gathered yesterday to hold vigil for the innocent lives lost in the Baghdad attacks. Image: Sarah Yahya.

You have just spent 20 hours fasting from food or water in 50 degree temperatures of Iraq’s summer heat.

At this point, you probably think it couldn’t get worse.

But a few days ago in the Karada shopping district in Baghdad, it did get worse.

Much worse.

As the joyous Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Fitr approached, marking the end of the fasting month, Karada – one of the busiest districts in central Baghdad- was full of Baghdadis. As is tradition at this time of the year, Muslims were out and about, shopping for.gif"caption" id="attachment_4206" style="width: 1034px" class="wp-caption alignnone">Sarah Yahya 2

Iraqis of all religions came together in Sydney to mourn the innocents lost in this week’s Baghdad attacks. Image: Sarah Yahya.