Massive dust storm in disputed territories

Photos by KirkukNow reporters for the massive dust storm on May 16, 2022 in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala.

Massive dust storm in disputed territories
Diyala, May 16,2022: Heavy dust storm in Khanaqin district, northeast of Baghdad. Hawry Azad
Kirkuk local administration declared Monday, May 16, holiday at all state offices due to the heavy dust storm
Kirkuk local administration declared Monday, May 16, holiday at all state offices due to the heavy dust storm
The ministry of education halted final exams at primary and secondary storms.
The ministry of education halted final exams at primary and secondary storms.
138 cases were admitted to Kirkuk emergency hosptal for asthma caused by the dust storm.
138 cases were admitted to Kirkuk emergency hosptal for asthma caused by the dust storm.
One of the streets of Khanaqin deserted due to the heavy dust storm.
One of the streets of Khanaqin deserted due to the heavy dust storm.
The heavy dust storm across Iraq covered the disputed territories as well.
The heavy dust storm across Iraq covered the disputed territories as well.

Photos

Harvesting olives at Ezidis' Lalish temple
Harvesting olives at Ezidis' Lalish temple
Fryal and her sister took advantages of their free times during the lockdown to paint their tents
Fryal and her sister took advantages of their free times during the lockdown to paint their tents
Ninewa’s Telaskuf Christians prepare for Christmas celebrations
Ninewa’s Telaskuf Christians prepare for Christmas celebrations
Kirkuk hosts international street theatre festival
Kirkuk hosts international street theatre festival
A theatre performance amid the ruins of Mosul
A theatre performance amid the ruins of Mosul
The 5th anniversary of the Ezidi genocide
The 5th anniversary of the Ezidi genocide
Smile Land Water Park in Kirkuk
Smile Land Water Park in Kirkuk
These families refuse to give up buffalo herding
These families refuse to give up buffalo herding
The Qishla of Kirkuk on the brink of collapse
The Qishla of Kirkuk on the brink of collapse
An old bridge in Mosul embraces a new tradition for lovers
An old bridge in Mosul embraces a new tradition for lovers
Two young fine arts graduates in Mosul use colour and painting to add life to the war-shattered city.
Two young fine arts graduates in Mosul use colour and painting to add life to the war-shattered city.
Assyrians in Duhok celebrate Akito Day which marks the Assyrian New Year
Assyrians in Duhok celebrate Akito Day which marks the Assyrian New Year
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