Iraqis show their love on bridges

BABIL, Iraq — Sarmad Blaibel, a young reporter who works for the local news station, went to a bridge in the city of Babil to hang a love padlock and throw the key into the river as an expression of love for hiA couple walks on a bridge covered with padlocks hung by lovers in Basras sweetheart. This act resembles the well-established tradition in France, for instance, where railings of the Pont Des Arts bridge, overlooking the Seine, have been damaged by the increasing weight of love padlocks.

Summary⎙ Print The love padlocks on Pont Des Arts in Paris has inspired young Iraqis to show love for their sweethearts with padlocks on bridges, but not everyone approves.

Author Omar al-JaffalPosted October 27, 2014

Translator(s)Pascale el Khoury.

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