On Najafi Street in the Old City, Mosul, shop owners are trying to revive the street by opening and rehabilitating their stores. The street was known for specialising in selling books. Now, however, books are only found under the potentially dangerous rubble.
Ramadan is a time for family reunions in Muslim countries, but in Mosul such events often only come about after several hours of shopping to collect the ingredients for the elaborate dishes for which the city is famed. Moslawis have revived another tradition: long tables set up on the streets to feed the poor.