'I'm an Iraqi, I read' literature festival held in Baghdad - in pictures

A book fair and face painting took place in Abu Nuwas park

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People check free books during the 'I'm an Iraqi, I read' festival at Abu Nuwas park in central Baghdad.

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People look through the books on offer at Abu Nawas park.

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Iraqi children get their faces painted.

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Painting at the annual event, which includes a book fair. More than 30,000 books will be distributed for free to visitors.

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Children with their faces painted.

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The focus was very much on the arts as the 'I'm an Iraqi, I read' festival featured drawing and painting, as well as reading.

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People leaf through some of the free books at the fair.

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One of the aims of the festival is to encourage reading among the population.

Updated: November 29th 2021, 12:05 PM