By John Lee
The BBC’s Kevin Conolly has published an illuminating piece about the mentality of Baghdad residents who live day to day with the risk of violence.
Citing what others have compared to the “blitz spirit” of Londoners during the German air raids in WW2, Conolly describes life in and around Baghdad’s famous Mutanabbi book market as “a joyful testament to the durability of the human spirit.”
The market was bombed in 2007, killing 40 people.
Read the full piece here.