New flag, new regime mark historic moment for Iraqis
ATHENS, Greece -- A historic moment took place Friday when a team marched into the stadium under a new Iraq flag for the Opening Ceremonies.
"I call it the happiest moment in my life," said Ahmed Assamarai, the president of the Iraq Olympic Committee. "I hope I am not going to cry. But in Iraq, I believe all the Iraqis will cheer that, for us to show them the Iraqi delegation and their flag.
"This is a special moment in Iraqi lives. After 35 years of fear and after
the last 13 ...
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