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31 Jul 12 at 4 pm

hebervega:

Shepherd. (Taken with instagram)

(iraqi kurdistan, 2012)

hebervega:

Shepherd. (Taken with instagram)

(iraqi kurdistan, 2012)
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31 Jul 12 at 2 pm

inside shorjah market; baghdad, 1932 (via loc.gov)

inside shorjah market; baghdad, 1932 (via loc.gov)
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30 Jul 12 at 9 pm

14th of ramadan mosque; baghdad, 1980 (via ahmadaljomaily)

14th of ramadan mosque; baghdad, 1980 (via ahmadaljomaily)
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30 Jul 12 at 7 pm

hebervega:

T.V. (Taken with instagram)

(iraqi kurdistan, 2012)

hebervega:

T.V. (Taken with instagram)

(iraqi kurdistan, 2012)
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30 Jul 12 at 4 pm

baghdad in tilt shift, 2011 (via joshrushing)

baghdad in tilt shift, 2011 (via joshrushing)
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30 Jul 12 at 2 pm

Happy Birthday, Baghdad!

July 30th marks the founding of the city of Baghdad by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur in 762. This marks the founding of Baghdad as it is today; a city called Baghdad is mentioned in a number of pre-Islamic texts, most notably the Talmud, indicating that today’s Baghdad was built on an older pre-Islamic (possibly Persian) city. On founding Baghdad, Mansur is quoted as saying, “This is indeed the city that I am to found, where I am to live, and where my descendants will reign afterwards;” he loved the site so much, in fact, that he proclaimed it “Madinat al-Salam,” or “City of Peace.” He was right to have high hopes for the city—Baghdad soon grew and flourished as a center of Islamic culture and one of the most important cities in the world.

[picture via skyscrapercity]


Happy Birthday, Baghdad!
July 30th marks the founding of the city of Baghdad by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur in 762. This marks the founding of Baghdad as it is today; a city called Baghdad is mentioned in a number of pre-Islamic texts, most notably the Talmud, indicating that today’s Baghdad was built on an older pre-Islamic (possibly Persian) city. On founding Baghdad, Mansur is quoted as saying, “This is indeed the city that I am to found, where I am to live, and where my descendants will reign afterwards;” he loved the site so much, in fact, that he proclaimed it “Madinat al-Salam,” or “City of Peace.” He was right to have high hopes for the city—Baghdad soon grew and flourished as a center of Islamic culture and one of the most important cities in the world.[picture via skyscrapercity]
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29 Jul 12 at 9 pm

haider khana street; baghdad, 2011 (via mohammed saffar)

haider khana street; baghdad, 2011 (via mohammed saffar)
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29 Jul 12 at 7 pm

baghdad, 2003 (via haider nakkash)

baghdad, 2003 (via haider nakkash)
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29 Jul 12 at 4 pm

statue of the poet al-mutanabbi on mutanabbi street; baghdad, 2012 (via zagros.os)

statue of the poet al-mutanabbi on mutanabbi street; baghdad, 2012 (via zagros.os)
kirkuk, 2006 (via emmanuel smague)