Iraqis play a late-night game of dominos at a Baghdad cafe after the curfew was lifted in the capital. AFP PHOTOALI AL-SAADI
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horns and tire smokeIraqis roared through central Baghdad in dozens of cars flying flags, honking horns and filling the street with smoke from their screeching tires to celebrate the end of a years-old nightly curfew.It was the first night in years that Baghdad residents could stay out as late as they wished, after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi ordered an end to the long-running curfew that had most recently lasted from midnight to 5 a.m.The gathering was organized over Facebook to celebrate the end of the curfew, said Ali Majid Mohsen, a student driving a silver Dodge Charger with an Iraqi flag flying from one side.
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