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Posted in Iraq, Wall by homeyra on April 27, 2007


Baghdad wall, April 10, 2007 – …
5 km, 3.6m high

Iraqi Artists Paint Baghdad War Wall!

Relevant links:
The ethnic cleansening of Baghdad at Les Politiques where you can see older maps of the capital city
U.S. Plan to Divide Baghdad’s Neighborhood Unites Iraqis Against It

Iraq: Erasing History

Update: Another Iraqi point of view, The Great Wall of Segregation, thanks Sophia
Update, May 10: “The wall building in Iraq was abandoned after complaints from Iraqi government leaders, who at least had the wit to realize that relations between Sunnis and Shiites wouldn’t be improved by building a wall between them.” Huffington Post
But it seems that the construction is carried on.

The Israeli “West Bank barrier”, 1994- …
703 km, up to 8m in height
more about the structure

Tear down this wall 1987
Berlin Wall, 1961-89
155 km, 3.6m high
more about the layout

Get a piece of the Berlin Wall!


The Great Wall of China 5th century BC – 16th century
6400 km

List of Walls

4 Responses

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  1. Munaeem said, on April 27, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Please add me in your blogroll.

  2. Sophia said, on April 28, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Riverbend from Baghdad Burning has a wonderful and poignant post on this.

  3. Bluebear2 said, on April 29, 2007 at 1:59 am

    We cheered when they tore down the wall in Berlin but now we build one in Baghdad.


  4. homeyra said, on April 29, 2007 at 4:54 am

    Thanks Sophia, indeed a good post. Have added the link.
    BB2, someone will appear in the next decades and shout “tear this wall down”! Who says history doesn’t repeat itself?
    Hi Munaeem, thanks for your visit.

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