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Iraq Kurdistan 10 years on by Ivor Pricket (25 images)

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As the 10-year anniversary of the allied invasion of Iraq approaches, the semi-autonomous north of the country, commonly known as Kurdistan, is booming. Thanks to oil revenues and previously unfathomable trade and business links with Turkey, it is easy to find luxury hotels, shopping malls and fast cars in the region's capital, Erbil. But scratch beneath this veneer of wealth and stability and there are simmering tensions and bloody conflicts threatening to slow Kurdistan's transformation.more »
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