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Iraq's Capital Shines In Full Bloom

Iraq flower festival

Intricate floral designs are on display in Baghdad as Iraqis celebrate the arrival of spring with a 4 day flower festival.

Dhurgham Zaki the Head of gardens Mosul said "Despite difficult circumstances currently witnessed by the city of Mosul, Mosul's participation shows the will to get back to Iraq's fold. Our participation is proof that Mosul is recovering, and getting back to Iraq despite our limited resources."

Mosul took part fro the 1st time since it fell to Islamic State militants 3 years ago. The festival attracts representatives from around the world including the Netherlands, U.S, Japan, Syria and Sudan.