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Photos: Life in Hawizeh Marshes


Photos by AbdolVahab Korushavi, Mehr News Agency

The Hawizeh Marshes are a complex of marshes that straddle the Iraq and Iran border. The marshes are fed by the Tigris River in Iraq and Karkheh River in Iran. The Hawizeh marsh is critical to the survival of the Central and Hammar marshes, which also make up the Mesopotamian Marshes, because they are a refuge for species that may recolonize or reproduce into the other marshlands.

Photographer AbdolVahab Korushavi has captured snapshots of the people living at the Hawizeh Marshes. These Iranians seem to be living a primitive life, in isolation from the rest of their country and the world.

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