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In Photos: Dreaming of Kurdistan, the “Other Iraq”

In early 2014, Iraqi Kurdistan was thriving. Nearly all U.S. troops had left Iraq and many Kurds who had fled during Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship began returning to their homes. The relative stability had encouraged investors, developers and oil companies to come back to the semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq, which is home to about a fifth of the country’s population.
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