Music festival in Baghdad

Restaurants are again abuzz with families and coffee shops full of young people watching cover bands late into the night, something that not so long ago was considered too dangerous because of the risk of suicide bombers. 

Youths attend an electronic dance music event, during the annual Baghdad Summer Festival at the People’s Hall in the Iraqi capital on August 16, 2019. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)