Safest place in the city

by ramintork

Canadian photojournalist Rita Leistner travelled to Baghdad in 2003 as a freelance reporter determined to get behind the front lines of the war in Iraq. Over the next 18 months she returned to the country several times capturing images of life with the troops - as well as behind the scenes in a psychiatric hospital.

Reading this BBC report I was specially impressed by one old woman patient in that psychiatric hospital who had managed to keep her spirit high, did her daily fitness program and had a smile on her face. I guess she was either the craziest or smartest person in the city at the time.

See the report for yourself:-




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She's smiling, and I am UPSET

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...and my whole day is ruined because the local chelo-kabaabee ran out of their special (ghormeh sabzi), before I got there.


Thanks for the wake up call!


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zendegee aatashgahee deerandeh paa barjaast

gar byafroozeesh

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