Looters strip Baghdad's banks of cash

Iraq's battered central bank has been ransacked many times by mobs of looters who hunt for any banknote not incinerated.

Source: Middle East Online

Thousands of torn-up pictures of Saddam Hussein are scattered across Baghdad's Al-Rashid street, and people are scavenging them up. Each is on a dinar note, spilled across the ransacked central bank.

Wading through the slivers of glass and twisted bars of metal, Haider and his two sons hunt for any banknote not incinerated when the bank was arsoned.


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