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Photo of Iraqi refugee family fleeing Isis shortlisted for Taylor Wessing Prize

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 shortlist unveiled - Photography - Arts and Entertainment - The Independent

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Every line and pretty wrinkle on her face enhances her beauty and defines how she has lived.

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A displaced Iraqi woman holds her cat, Lulu, while waiting for transport in the Iraqi Kurdish checkpoint village of Shaqouli after she fled her home with her children on November 10, 2016. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

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Futuristic architecture: Taichung Metropolitan Opera House

Recognizable curves and unusual black color used to make this project eye-catching and dominant in the area. Amazing competition entry for new Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects.

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Iraqi bride 1940s ... ahh... back when a veil was a veil. white, and worn for one ceremony. Then put away in the attic. Not the present day Honor Killing, acid attacks, how to beat your wife Etiquette, mulit-wives, stoned to death, beheaded for talking back. Only 30 years ago, or less, women in Mid East were FREE> Shariah Law is Enemy of "feminism". & FREEDOM

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RIP Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE, Iraqi-British architect creates strikingly fluid designs and was the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. portrait by Henry Bourne zaha-hadid.com

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