Photo of the Day: December 7, 2017
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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was split between “sadness” and “hope,” celebrated the Mass for the “renaissance” in Qaraqosh. The Christian population was around 50,000 before the jihadists took over the area in August 2014, making it the largest Christian town in Iraq.
Photographs by Safin Hamed and Ahmad Gharabli for AFP