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Iraqis enjoy tranquility of Zawraa Park in Baghdad

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People ride the Ferris wheel at Zawraa Park on Dec. 2, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. The 180-foot tall Ferris wheel opened earlier this year and is the second largest in the Middle East. Iraq is transitioning as the U.S. military continues its withdrawal from the country, planning to be completed by the end of December, following the war that began in 2003.

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A woman sits beneath the Ferris wheel at Zawraa Park on Dec. 2, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A teenager rollerblades at Zawraa Park on December 2, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Women walk past the train at Zawraa Park on Dec, 2, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Children are silhouetted as they play in a park across from the Green Zone on the Tigris River in Baghdad Dec. 2, 2011. The last 13,000 U.S. troops will pull out of Iraq by the end of the year.

 

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