A tribute to the victims of the Baghdad bombings.
Baga, Beirut, Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, Ankara, Orlando, Istanbul, Dhaka. We bear witness to so much senseless violence perpetrated upon innocent victims on what is now a regular basis that a sense of individual grief is transforming into a larger, all-encompassing sorrow.
The scale of destruction is both incomprehensible and numbing, uniting these deeply personal losses into a universal tragedy that affects, in one way or another, all of us.
The deadliest in the line of these recent terrorist attacks occurred in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad, when a lorry packed with explosives detonated on a bustling shopping street in Karada, busy with families preparing for Eid. With over 280 dead so far and countless more missing, it is one of the worst attacks Iraq has seen since the 2003 US-led invasion.
Below is a tribute to some of those who have lost their lives in this atrocity.
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