A picture taken on October 9, 2017 shows Iraqi Alaa Ibrahimi, 27, sitting in an office in the holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of the capital Baghdad.
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Inspired by a Canadian internet user, 27-year-old Iraqi Alaa Ibrahimi has just spent a week completing an unusual challenge – living the life of the governor in his home province.When Tourihi accepted, Ibrahimi got a rare close-up glimpse inside the daily duties of the man running the region of more than 1 million inhabitants from his office in the Shiite holy city some 80 kilometers south of Baghdad.Ibrahimi's time in the governor's office appears to have been a two-way street.Iraqi media has reported on a number of other officials offering youngsters the chance to spend a day or week with them.
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