Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week
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Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Saturday

Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

Christian refugees arrive for Holy Saturday church services, on the eve of Easter at Al-Bashara Church at a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq, on April 15, 2017. There are more than  100,000 Christian refugees in the Christian township of Ainkawa who have been driven out of their homes in Qaraqosh, Karemlash and Bartella since Islamic State attacked Christian communities northern Iraq in 2014.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

A mother comforts her child as people stand in prayer during Holy Saturday church services on the eve of Easter at Al-Bashara Church at a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

Taufik Abosh Sakar wanders through his home destroyed by Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

Ziad Halid and his wife, Afaf Naffi, make a home out of trailer in a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

Afaf Naffi prays at Al-Bashara church inside the Christian refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

Ahmed Hashim stands in prayer in front of a cross erected by residents after Islamic State was ousted from Qaraqosh by Iraqi forces.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Iraqi Christians celebrate Holy Week

Christian refugees arrive for Holy Saturday church services on the eve of Easter at Al-Bashara Church at a Christian refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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