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Postcard from Iraq

Last year in summer I travelled to Iraq for a story for Neon magazine. On our way back out, we arrived late in the evening in the border town Zakho. The border crossing was closed for several hours already and we spend the night in the city. The next morning, before heading back to Diyarbakir in Turkey (for the flight to Istanbul) we did a small walk thorugh the city. At the river, a group of kids mobbed us, begging for money. We didn’t give anything but they wouldn’t stop. They then started diving into the river, from a cliff probably ten meters high into the mud-brown water. That’s when I took this picture. Actually, I needed several shots till I got this one but the boys kept diving for me. They knew they wouldn’t get any money – they dived just for the fame, for a good picture.