Picture of the Day: The Untold Story of Iraq’s October Revolution

Over the past few weeks, from Algeria to Lebanon, parts of the Arab World have risen up in revolt against corruption. Local and international media outlets covered the protests; however, one particular country was cut off.

Iraqis in Baghdad took to Tahrir Square for the fourth week in a row to call for the ousting of the current regime headed by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi. Unfortunately, the government’s forces cracked down violently to put an end to the uprising, and now, the situation is more unclear than ever.

On Friday, Iraqis got together to hold a candlelight vigil for those who fell during the clash. People sang the national anthem and waved the flag in honor of those who passed away.

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