Marshes

A boy walks with his cattle by the marshes of the district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province, about 120km northwest of Basra in southern Iraq. Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends.

A boy walks with his cattle by the marshes of the district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province, about 120km northwest of Basra in southern Iraq. Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends. AFP
Cattle lock horns by the marshes of the district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province, about 120km northwest of Basra in southern Iraq. Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends. AFP
A man taking a picture by the marshes of the district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province, about 120km northwest of Basra in southern Iraq. Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends. AFP
Iraqi Shiite Muslim pilgrims march from the southern district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province towards the holy city of Karbala ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival. AFP
Children walk by the marshes of the district of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province, about 120km northwest of Basra in southern Iraq. Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends. AFP

AFP / SIN CHEW DAILY

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