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In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq

Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them.

In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq
Iraqis check out stationery supplies at al-Serai stationery and book market in central Baghdad on November 1, 2016. Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them, becoming a problem for parents shopping for primary and middle-school students. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq
Iraqi men browse for schoolbooks at al-Serai stationery and book market in central Baghdad on November 1, 2016. Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them, becoming a problem for parents shopping for primary and middle-school students. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq
An Iraqi seller sits by schoolbooks merchandise at al-Serai stationery and book market in central Baghdad on November 1, 2016. Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them, becoming a problem for parents shopping for primary and middle-school students. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq
An Iraqi boy and an older man view stationery supplies at al-Serai stationery and book market in central Baghdad on November 1, 2016. Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them, becoming a problem for parents shopping for primary and middle-school students. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq
An Iraqi man stands to the right of a sign reading in Arabic: 'we do not have any schoolbooks, please', at al-Serai stationery and book market in central Baghdad on November 1, 2016. Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them, becoming a problem for parents shopping for primary and middle-school students. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: School preparation begins in Iraq
An Iraqi girl browses stationery supplies at al-Serai stationery and book market in central Baghdad on November 1, 2016. Schoolbooks have been scarce and their prices have increased after the Iraqi Ministry of Education has been unable to provide them, becoming a problem for parents shopping for primary and middle-school students. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)