October 2013 - Remembering Our Lady of Salvation

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KIRKUK, IRAQ: People attend a candlelit vigil at the ruins of the Chaldean church in Kirkuk on the third anniversary of the attack on the Our Lady of Salvation church n Baghdad.  A mix of Christian and Muslim youth gathered to pay their respects.<br />
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On the 31st October 2010 militants attacked the Our Lady of Salvation catholic cathedral in Baghdad taking worshippers hostage.  By the time they were released 58 people had been killed.  Kirkuk lies in the area of Iraq which is disputed territory with both the central Baghdad government and the semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government laying claim to it.<br />
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Photo by Mohammed Abdullah/Metrography