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I can't find this in either the Washington Post or New York Times.

To be fair, I also can’t find it on the Fox News, the Washington Times or the BBC. But it’s happening, and there’s pictures. What on earth am I talking about?

The Iraqi anti-terrorism demonstrations

Looking through the pictures, I noticed something that I don’t see a lot of in Western media images of Middle Eastern demonstrations: signs in Arabic are in the majority. I’m not sure if that’s because Western photographers don’t want to take pictures of signs that the vast majority of their intended audience won’t be able to read without a translation, or if it’s because the West is not the intended audience.

Update: I did find a couple of news stories covering these anti-terror demonstrations. Interestingly enough, one of the sources is the Iranians.

AFP – Thousands take to Iraqi streets to protest “terrorism”

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting – IGC ban three militant organizations. Blurb about the demonstrations is down near the end of the article.

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