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At Mosul waterfalls, Iraqis savor small joys of post-Islamic State life

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Crowds of Iraqis flocked to the waterfalls of eastern Mosul on Friday to savor simple freedoms like dancing or wearing colorful clothes that were strictly banned during almost three years of Islamic State rule.
Reuters - April 21 @ 5:00pm

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