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  1. The Geography of Iraq http://www.flickr.com/photos/11295329@N05/1125461764/

  2. Mr. Hicks in Iraq Mr. Hicks’ Personal Collection

  3. Camel Spiders http://www.ideaweb.com/brien/Camel%20Spider.jpg

  4. Part 1: Physical Geography & Natural Resources http://www.observationdeck.org/lip_images/Middle-east%20map.gif

  5. Typical Weather? Mr. Hicks’ Personal Collection

  6. Climate • Desert Landscape • Northern Iraq is steppe and the edge of Zagros Mountains Mr. Hicks’ Personal Collection http://www.flickr.com/photos/31910792@N05/3150542147/

  7. Water • Tigris and Euphrates Rivers • Persian Gulf http://www5.vjc.edu/pictures/JudyLombardi/iraqmap.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrina753/661107751/

  8. Tharthar Lake Razzaza Lake Oases Wadis Fossil Water Water continued http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2005-02/2005-02-22-voa65.cfm?CFID=118501263&CFTOKEN=71218231&jsessionid=883075c362d51bd933393f2c6b3c63193521

  9. Natural Resources • Oil • Natural Gas http://media.centredaily.com/smedia/2009/02/07/09/IRAQ_OIL.sff.embedded.prod_affiliate.42.jpg

  10. Major Oil Producing Areas

  11. Part 2: History http://www.ancientmesopotamia.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/babyloncity.jpg

  12. Mesopotamia http://earharthistoryday.org/ArendtFiles/LGT%20images/Houghton%20Mifflin%20Maps/map%20of%20Mesopotamia.gif

  13. Mesopotamia • Sumer • In 3000 BC Sumerians built the first cities • Conquered by Persians in 500s BC • Conquered by Alexander the Great in 331 BC • Conquered by Arabs in 600 AD http://www.gardenofpraise.com/images/garalex.jpg

  14. Iraq • Ottoman Empire in 1500s • British rule • British took over during World War I • Iraq was created in 1932 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Mercator-Hondius-1609-Ottoman_Empire.jpg

  15. Iraq • Saddam Hussein • Took power in 1979 • Invaded Kuwait in 1990 • Trade embargoes • US invasion https://www.stanford.edu/group/ic/cgi-bin/drupal/system/files/saddam-hussein.jpg

  16. People and Culture http://dvmx.com/election.jpg

  17. Population • 27.3 million people, 5 million of which live in the capital of Baghdad • 17.8 million Shi’ite Muslims • 5.5 million Sunni Muslims • 4 million Kurds

  18. Ethnic Groups Kurds Sunnis Shi’ites http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/images/iraq-ethnic-map.gif

  19. Population Density http://www.kokhavivpublications.com/help/maps/images/special/iraq_pop.jpg

  20. Sunni Triangle