I'm a Kurdish student from Halabja. A few month ago I took this photo in my uncle's garden for Nawroz Celebration which is on March 21. Nawroz is a Kurdish traditional celebration of the Kurdish new year. I worked together with my friends and family gathering wood for this fire. Kurdish groups all over northern Iraq do the same thing. This photo is taken by Nuha Othman in March 2011.
I took this photo when my big family and grand families with some relatives and friends went to a picnic near my town for the whole day. These two men are my father's friends. They were very exhausted from hiking the small hills around the area to reach the great waterfall where many people around Iraq come to visit that beautiful scene. It was a very nice day because I got to know many people from different culture.