Baghdad’s ‘Tahrir Beach’ where the revolution takes a break
29 December 2019 | 12:38 pm
Close to Baghdad's protest hotspot of Tahrir Square, a sandy Tigris River bank offers relief from the revolution as youths play football and smoke waterpipes to booming hiphop music. It is on this half-kilometre stretch where the post-Saddam generation celebrates its uprising on the beach, escaping the teargas and bullets for a more festive, Club Med-style atmosphere.
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