Heatwaves scorch Iraq as protracted political crisis grinds on

Heatwaves scorch Iraq as protracted political crisis grinds on

Heatwaves scorch Iraq as protracted political crisis grinds on Temperatures have soared to nearly 50 degrees Celsius in Baghdad on an almost daily basis amid heated political crisis. Baghdad, Iraq – Under Iraq’s blistering summer heat, thousands gathered inside Baghdad’s Green Zone for mass prayer on Friday. Some wrapped their faces in cloths soaked in water, others brought bottled water to pour over their heads, many carried umbrellas – all in an effort to bring some relief from the scorching heat. As the sun beat down on the crowds of thousands packed into the largely uncovered square in central Baghdad, some began to faint. “It was so hot,” Haafez Alobaidi …
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