Smugglers on Iran Iraq Border

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BASHMAKH, IRAQ:  A 20 year-old Iranian Kurdish smuggler takes care of his horses as he waits for nightfall to carry alcohol from Iraq into Iran...Iranian Kurdish smugglers traffic petrol from Iran into Iraq and alcohol from Iraq into Iran.  On foot, a smuggler can look to make around $10 per trip whereas with a horse a smuggler can make $100.  The routes are very dangerous with the risk of stepping on land mines or  being shot by the Iranian military...Photo by Kamaran Najm/Metrography