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Unexpected rainfall revives Iraq's 'Garden of Eden' - Sort by:
Unexpected rainfall revives Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'
This time last year, most of Iraq's historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall. But after heavy rainfall at the end of 2018, water came gushing back to the wetlands in southeastern Iraq.
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man fishes at the Chebayesh marsh... more
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Dhi Qar, Iraq
An Iraqi Marsh Arab man fishes at the Chebayesh marsh in Dhi Qar province. This time last year, most of Iraq's historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall. But after heavy rainfall at the end of 2018, water came gushing back to the wetlands in southeastern Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man with his wife grill a fish... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man smoke cigarettes near buffaloes... more
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Many residents fled, but after Saddam's overthrow in... more
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Many had moved to farmland in nearby provinces, or... more
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The area has been home to the Marsh Arabs for millennia,... more
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Residents have to make daily trips on long wooden boats... more
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Residents have to make daily trips on long wooden boats... more
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Years of low water levels have caused other problems,... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab carries reeds at the Chebayesh... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man rides a boat at the Chebayesh... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man collects fishes at the Chebayesh... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man sits in his house which is... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab woman is pictured in a boat at... more
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An Iraqi Marsh Arab man sits on a boat at the Chebayesh... more
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