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Iraq Kurds in Kirkuk

4 July 2004..Kirkuk, Iraq..Kirkuk....In one of the most mixed raced cities in Iraq tensions are rising as Arabs are being forced from their homes by returning Kurdish refugees. The population of the city is split bewteen the Turkomans, Arabs and Kurds, it is one of Iraq richest oil regions and evey group is keen to grab as big a share as possible.....Abdul Muttarib Jabbar,45 is a Kurd who along with his family have been living in Iran since 1975 when they fled persecution. moving in. Today he and his family unload their possesions ready to start their lives over in Kirkuk.....Galala aged 17 has grown up in Iran she now has to contemplate a new life in what Kurds belive to be their land. As one of the most persecuted races on earth simply moving from one country to another has never solved the ongoing pressures faced by the Kurdish people.....In the backgroung her younger sister Ashna,14 and brother Showan, 7, chat happily in contrast to their sisters quiet thoughtfullness.......

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4 July 2004..Kirkuk, Iraq..Kirkuk....In one of the most mixed raced cities in Iraq tensions are rising as Arabs are being forced from their homes by returning Kurdish refugees. The population of the city is split bewteen the Turkomans, Arabs and Kurds, it is one of Iraq richest oil regions and evey group is keen to grab as big a share as possible.....Abdul Muttarib Jabbar,45 is a Kurd who along with his family have been living in Iran since 1975 when they fled persecution.  moving in. Today he and his family unload their possesions ready to start their lives over in Kirkuk.....Galala aged 17 has grown up in Iran she now has to contemplate a new life in what Kurds belive to be their land. As one of the most persecuted races on earth simply moving from one country to another has never solved the ongoing pressures faced by the Kurdish people.....In the backgroung her younger sister Ashna,14 and brother Showan, 7, chat happily in contrast to their sisters quiet thoughtfullness.......