Mohammad Khish Ali, 75, (seated) the owner of the Shahbandar cafe in old Baghdad, (Iraq) chats with customers, Nov. 7, 2014. On the wall are the portraits of his five sons killed in a 2007 bombing that destroyed the original building. Ali escaped serious injury.
Mohammad Khish Ali, 75, (seated) the owner of the Shahbandar cafe in old Baghdad, (Iraq) chats with customers, Nov. 7, 2014. On the wall are the portraits of his five sons killed in a 2007 bombing that destroyed the original building. Ali escaped serious injury. McClatchy
Mohammad Khish Ali, 75, (seated) the owner of the Shahbandar cafe in old Baghdad, (Iraq) chats with customers, Nov. 7, 2014. On the wall are the portraits of his five sons killed in a 2007 bombing that destroyed the original building. Ali escaped serious injury. McClatchy

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