Iraq National Theatre Reopens After Six Dark Years

“The theatre at Fatah Square in Karrada is protected by blast walls while police are deployed in large numbers in surrounding streets during and after performances. … [T]heatre-goers are not exempt from the vehicle searches and security checks that pervade daily life in Baghdad, [but] the fact that the city is hosting evening shows at all is progress….”

Source: The Telegraph (UK) 10/12/09