Updated 06 February 2019

Photographers in Iraq’s Mosul snap dark days, bright futures

Photographers in Iraq’s Mosul snap dark days, bright futures

Ashraf Al-Atraqji carefully stepped around tufts of weeds sprouting in a mountain of rubble in Iraq’s Mosul, found a seat on a sun-soaked rock, and struck a pose for the photographer. Behind him stretched the ruins of the Prophet Yunus mosque, an ancient monument infamously destroyed by the Daesh group when it overran Mosul in 2014.

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