This vibrant street art is a sign of the spirited rebuilding going on in the northern Iraqi city, after ISIS was defeated in 2017.
The casualties included many children, as a vessel carrying Nowruz holiday revelers capsized in the Tigris River. Authorities said the boat appeared not to have had life vests on board.
More than a year after ISIS was driven out, residents are doing their best to rebuild in historic neighborhoods left in rubble. "Even if no one else came back," a shopkeeper says, "I would come back."
After a bombing in his native city of Mosul in 2006, Qusay Hussein lost his eyesight, nose and cheek. He has undergone 58 surgeries. But on Thursday he completed an associate's degree in psychology.
The United Arab Emirates says it will contribute $50.4 million to fund the restoration in the Iraqi city. UNESCO called it an "unprecedented cooperation to rebuild cultural heritage in Iraq."
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces drove the militants out of the city eight months ago, but residents say hardly any efforts are in place to rebuild homes after airstrikes and explosions toppled them.
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The Iraqi city of Mosul is now free from ISIS control. Two sisters who attend Mosul University talk about their goals for the future, and the obstacles that remain.
A morgue in Mosul, Iraq, documented more than 5,000 civilians killed during the battle to free the city from ISIS — likely more than the number of ISIS fighters that died.
Thousands of Iraqi children lost one or both parents during fighting in Mosul. "They are sad and isolated. Most of the time, they have few friends and they don't trust anyone," says a social worker.