Tuesday, February 14, 2012
To start your Valentine's day* off on a proper note (*offer not valid in Iran or Saudi Arabia or other places where Valentine's Day is or may soon be prohibited by law or the religious police), here's an LA Times piece with a photo of Valentine's Day in the Iraqi Holy City of Karbala, with women in full abaya shopping amidst the Valentine decorations.. Since I suspect the LA Times employs lots of copyright lawyers I won't reproduce the photo here, but will urge you to see the photo at the link. A hat tip to old Iraq hand Ambassador David Mack for this one. And a Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.