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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kurdish new year


video

The other night some of the civillians who work on the base had a celebration. Many of the interpreters are Kurds or form the kurdish region so in the local tradition they celebrated the Kurdish new year. I hoped to get some better pics, but my camera battery died. I may get some more pics from one of the guys who organized the party and works with us...but I still don't have them (and it's a slow news day).

So here is a link to what the celebration was all about.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newroz_as_celebrated_by_Kurds

They made a few speeches about how happy they were that Coalition Forces are here and that Iraq is a better place. But mostly they just played local music and danced around the stage. This few second clip gives you the general idea.

Sorry for the short blog - just not very inspired tonight.

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