|Al-Qurna, October 31, 2002
Marsh Arabs attend a meeting at the prosperous Al-Qurna wheat farm.
In a move widely opposed by environmentalists, Iraq has drained massive
sections of Iraq's southern marshes in order to facilitate oil drilling
and wheat farming forever altering the ways of life of one of the
Marsh Arabs, on of the oldest cultural groups in the world. While
some locals have prospered large numbers have been are struggling
in relocated homes.
Credit: Thorne Anderson/Corbis Sygma
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