In Pictures: Iraqi Revolutionaries Transform Saadoun Tunnel Into an Outdoor Art Museum

As an Iraqi myself, I’ve been struggling to write about my beloved country for weeks now. I find it so hard to express my thoughts, there are no words that can help me speak up about what’s going on in my mind. I came across this bright, colorful wall of art on social media of what was once a dark and uninviting passage under Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq.

The Saadoun Tunnel has become an art space that represents Iraq’s massive anti-government revolution. Along its walls, many young artists have drawn murals, portraits, and messages that examine the country’s tortured past, and the country we hope to create for the future.

WE SAID THIS: Long live Iraq!