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Marking World Labyrinth Day in the Blue Mountains

World Labyrinth Day was celebrated on May 6

Letter from Fallujah

I entered the room in which she sat motionless, just staring intently at her baby in the humidicrib. The woman in the pink dress did not turn to look at me, despite my odd appearance: white girl in oversized black abaya and untidy hijab juggling a camera and notebook. The woman’s baby girl was struggling to breathe. She had complex congenital heart defects, like so many babies born in Fallujah, a dusty, war-weary city, west of Baghdad, currently experiencing a dramatic increase in birth defects and miscarriages.