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Iraq: Where skis replace bullets

 IPS 22 April 2019

When 37-year-old Igor Urizar first happened upon the isolated mountain village of Penjwin, 300 kilometres northeast of Baghdad, he had a vision of this border-town — nestled in the pristine, snow-capped mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan — transformed into a haven for skiers. (1041 Words) - By Karlos Zurutuza


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Kurds of all ages have been quick to take up skiing in the pristine mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan.  Photo: Karlos Zurutuza/IPS

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