Iraq: Kurds celebrate referendum in Erbil as polls close

Kurds celebrated in Erbil on the evening of a historical independence referendum on Monday, as polls closed across three Iraqi Kurdistan provinces. The celebrations included traditional Kurdish music and dancing, and many pro-independence voters waved the Flag of Kurdistan. Fireworks were set off in the streets of the Iraqi-Kurdistan capital. There was a high voter turnout of an estimated 72... Еще percent, despite international pressure placed on President of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani to call the referendum off.

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