Red double-decker buses to returned to Baghdad’s streets this week, a colourful sign that the country is moving towards normality.
Once a distinctive feature of the capital, the red buses with long white and black stripes disappeared after the 2003 invasion, and were either stolen or broken down.
Hadif Omran, an official in a state-run transportation company, told Associated Press that Iraq recently bought 60 new double-decker buses from Jordan-based manufacturer Elba House.
The buses are equipped with monitoring cameras, display screens and GPS systems.
(Sources: Associated Press, Elba House)