Erbil (Hawler), Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

These photos were taken from Sept 7-Sept 11, 2006 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Kilims and carpets at a cultural museum in Erbil.

The Kurdish flag flies from the Citadel in Erbil.

A man at a tea house in Erbil.

A view of the Citadel in Erbil.

The Kurdistan National Assembly meets here. Its regular building (just next to this one) is being rennovated.

Breadmakers (great bread!) in Sulaimaniye.

The bazaar in Sulaimaniye.

Gilles and the Bishop. Erbil is home to a large Christian population. Many thousands more have come here to escape the fighting in the rest of Iraq.

Another view of the Citadel in Erbil.